Private Equity FAQ
Who is Blackmore?
Blackmore Partners is a middle market buy-side private equity intermediary based out of Chicago. We provide innovative advising to industry leading executives or management teams looking to purchase a middle market company. We assist executives in identifying target companies and perfecting their business plan before bringing the actionable deal to our private equity partners.
Why are you calling us?
We contact various private equity firms with actionable deals that fit their investment criteria.
What can you do for us?
We can provide you with information about our exclusive proprietary investment opportunities and work alongside you and the executives to ensure the transaction runs smoothly from the first steps until the last.
What industries do you specialize in?
We are industry agnostic. However, we have a history in business to business products and services, business to consumer products and services, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, food and drink, and energy.
What is your process?
We start our process with proven and experienced executive teams and a target company. We work with the executives to create business plans and other corporate strategy documents. Once these steps are complete we shop the deal to various private equity firms starting with our retained firms. After a private equity firm has expressed interest in purchasing the target company, we work with the executive team and the private equity firm to ensure the transaction process runs smoothly.
Do you have exclusive rights to your deals?
Yes, deals are brought to us by our executive teams who are seeking to acquire funding through private equity. We work with executives from the beginning of their process to the end, and as a result, hold exclusive rights to our deals.
Why choose our executive teams?
Our executive teams are the source of the deals. Each one of our executives has extensive experience within their target industries. They each handpick their target company and talk to its current ownership. Their combined experience, ambition, and faith in the target company make them the ideal choice to run the company post acquisition. We invite our private equity partners to set up meetings to speak directly with the executives.
How can we keep up to date on your deal flow?
Our current deal flow can be found on our website under the Transactions heading. You can sign up to receive our "PE Presentation" which will be sent to your firm once a month and outlines our deal flow. Finally, Blackmore Partners also offers retained services arrangements.
Why would it benefit us to join your retainer services arrangement?
As a retained firm, you enjoy right of refusal for the deals before we shop them to other private equity firms. Retained firms also benefit from smaller fees and we tailor our search criteria for each firm.
What is your fee agreement?
Our fee structure is a slightly altered Lehman structure. We ask our private equity firms to agree to our fee structure when they sign a non-disclosure agreement with us. Our fee structure is not rigid and we can usually work to find a common ground on any disagreements. Blackmore Partners will only receive the fee once the transaction is complete. If you want to review our fee agreement, feel free to request a copy.