40 East 52nd Street,
New York, New York 10022
BlackRock Capital Investment is a publicly traded business development company (BDC) that provides middle-market companies with a variety of financing solutions. This includes senior and junior secured, unsecured and subordinated debt securities and loans, as well as equity. BlackRock Capital targets profitable companies with strong management and defensible market positions that may be underserved by traditional lending sources. The Firm looks to commit $10 to $50 million in businesses generating $10 to $50 million of EBITDA. BlackRock was formed in 2005 by BlackRock and Kelso & Company. The Firm has offices in New York City and Chicago.
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BlackRock Capital Investment’s most common sectors for investment are business services (14%) and consumer products (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%) and secondary buyout (31%). In total, BlackRock Capital Investment has invested in 16 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired LegalShield for $650M.
In the last 3 years, BlackRock Capital Investment has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (57%). BlackRock Capital Investment’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Penton Media for $1.6B.
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