B12 Capital Partners is a private equity fund looking to partner with owners and managers of manufacturing and distribution companies with $5 to $50 million in revenue. Our geographical emphasis is on the states of the Big Twelve conference, extending into the upper Midwest, Southeast and Intermountain West. We are interested in providing both growth equity and ownership transition capital, including the outright acquisition of your business.
The Managing Partners have a unique blend of financial and operational experience having been involved in transactions as business owners selling a company, serving as members of the management team transitioning to new owners, and as private equity fund managers acquiring companies in cooperation with key managers.
We know how hard it is to grow a business, and we know what it takes to make an acquisition successful for all parties involved - the selling shareholders who are either taking a back seat, or exiting the business; the management team partnering with the new owners; the key employees, suppliers and customers who are integral to the success of the business; and, the private equity fund investor who is seeking an appropriate return on their investment. More art than science, it's about establishing, growing and maintaining relationships with all the key players, both inside and outside of the Company.
B12's operational emphasis also extends to our limited partners. We have surrounded ourselves with Operating LP's that include former business owners, current business owners and business executives who have experience specific to our Fund's "focus industries". This allows us to engage our Operating LP's as additional resources in targeted due diligence, strategic visioning and as operational support mentors for our portfolio company CEO's.