fbpx

Blue Sea Capital Named a 2023 Founder Friendly Investor by Inc

The private equity firm is based in West Palm Beach.

Blue Sea Capital furthered its reputation for supporting entrepreneurs and driving growth after being designated as a 2023 Founder Friendly Investor by Inc. for its history of supporting entrepreneurs and building trust to foster growth. With a track record of success since its founding, the firm has invested in 121 businesses, 95% of which are founder-owned, and has demonstrated a consistent growth and performance track record. Recently, Blue Sea Capital announced the successful raise of Fund III, with $619 million of committed capital, exceeding its target and 40% larger than Fund II.

“Now more than ever, founder-led companies need financing partners that offer guidance, expertise and understanding—not just capital,” Scott Omelianuk says, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Business Media. “These are the firms that have founders’ backs when it comes to accelerating growth.”

With $1.4 billion in assets under its management, Blue Sea Capital partners with founders and leaders of exceptional, growth-oriented middle-market companies in healthcare, industrial growth, and aerospace and defense. The firm is focused, committed, and impactful, providing strategic and operational value-added services that accelerate development, achieve industry outperformance, and drive business transformation.

“Backing and supporting talented entrepreneurs and their special businesses to achieve ‘next level performance,’ and building enduring, market-leading companies in the process, is what gets us out of bed in the morning,” J.R. Davis and Rick Wandoff says, Managing Partners of Blue Sea Capital. “It’s why we exist. Naturally, we are both humbled and honored to be recognized as a 2023 Founder Friendly Investor™ by Inc.”

You May Also Like
Amerant Bank Teams Up With Florida Panthers Star Matthew Tkachuk 

The NHL superstar will promote the bank’s new co-branded Florida Panthers debit card.

Read More
Amerant Bank Named the Hometown Bank of the Miami Marlins 

The multi-year partnership includes an extensive brand presence in the ballpark and Amerant Bank will make a donation for every Marlins home game save this season.

Read More
Amerant Investments Collaborates With iCapital to Broaden Investment Access to U.S. and Latin America Markets

The partnership provides clients with iCapital’s technology and comprehensive solutions.

Read More
Amerant Bank Expands Footprint in Broward County

The new banking center occupies 2,000 square feet on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

Read More
Other Posts
Fresco Retail Group Plans Expansion After Securing Financing from Amerant Bank

The loan will help the grocery chain acquire Fresco y Más.

Read More
Fortune Magazine Recognizes Fifth Third as One of World’s Most Admired Companies

Fifth Third has been consistently recognized as one of the few U.S.-based banks to be featured in Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list.

Read More
Forbes Magazine Recognizes Foreman Cook Group as One of the Best Wealth Management Teams in Florida

The financial advisement firm is based in Fort Lauderdale.

Read More
Amerant Appoints Matthew Bruno as Miami-Dade Market President and Maria Olivera as Community Relations Director

The promotions aim to strengthen the representation of the local community while boosting business development growth.

Read More

Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.