Invest. Operate. Grow.
Bluegrass Equity is a private investment firm that seeks to acquire and operate a single high quality business with $3,000,000 to $50,000,000 in sales. Bluegrass Equity plans to buy, manage and operate a single business for an extended period of time. This unique model provides owners an attractive exit opportunity while ensuring continuity to customers, employees and the community.
We are looking for a privately owned business with the following characteristics:
- $3,000,000 to $50,000,000 in revenue
- $600,000 to $3,000,000 in EBITDA
- Low operating leverage
- History of profitability and revenue growth
- Low CapEx requirements
- Repeat or recurring revenue
- Stable, growing market
- Business headquartered in the U.S.
- Owner seeking liquidity or exit
- Family or founder owned business
- Owner willing to assist in transition
- Strong existing middle management
Bluegrass Equity is not your typical buyout fund or strategic acquirer. We’re looking for a single business and will devote all of our effort to its long-term success. We differ in some of the following ways:
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|Goals||Grow top line, don’t fix what isn’t broken||Cut costs, add leverage, flip company||Absorb your operations|
|Your Company||100% of our effort and attention||One piece of a large portfolio||One piece of a larger whole|
|Time Horizon||Long term||Short term||Uncertain|
|Owners Role||Defined by owner||Strict oversight||Employee|
|Employees||Continue to develop||Secondary to profits||Duplicate position eliminated|
|Source of Capital||Successful entrepreneurs and business owners||Large professional institutions||Public or private capital markets, cash flow|
Bluegrass Equity does not make minority investments or invest in start-up opportunities, retail stores, or restaurants.