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.”