Ballast Point Ventures is a private investment firm that targets growth businesses located in the South US. Ballast Point looks to commit $1 to $5 million of equity capital per transaction and looks for businesses in markets with annual revenues of at least $100 million. Sectors of interest include healthcare, information technology (IT), financial services, communications, business services, and consumer products/services. Ballast Point Ventures was formed in 2001 and is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Ballast Point Ventures’ most common sectors for investment are life science (20%) and communications (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (70%) and venture (24%). In total, Ballast Point Ventures has invested in 9 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Knology for $559M.
In the last 3 years, Ballast Point Ventures has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Ballast Point Ventures’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 1997 when it sold Arbor Health Care for $432M.
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