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:

Financial 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

Business Characteristics

  • Low CapEx requirements
  • Repeat or recurring revenue
  • Stable, growing market
  • Business headquartered in the U.S.

Ownership Characteristics

  • Owner seeking liquidity or exit
  • Family or founder owned business
  • Owner willing to assist in transition
  • Strong existing middle management

Why Us

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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Private Equity Competitor
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.