Vicksburg Forest Products

Former Portfolio Companies

Healthcare Laundry Systems

Healthcare Services

Healthcare represents nearly 20% of the U.S. economy. It’s a fragmented sector that is inefficiently regulated and inefficiently operated. Our investments in this space are driven by the beliefs that there are countless opportunities to deliver better care and better outcomes than are typical in our existing system, and that those with the courage to act will both achieve outsized returns and help solve one of the most vexing challenges facing the U.S.

At Blue Wolf’s largest investment, we put this insight to work, building one of the country’s largest providers of home-based care from three strong regional players – bringing technology, scale, and clinical infrastructure to 31,000 caregivers assisting 63,000 patients. We believe that by deploying thousands of homecare workers to provide a continuum of care to the most vulnerable patients, the health system can be dramatically improved. These conditions – as well as numerous others that healthcare companies in our portfolio address on a daily basis – represent opportunities to enhance healthcare services. Our multidisciplinary leadership team includes veteran hospital CEOs and healthcare operations experts, as well as members with deep experience in the largest private sector retiree health plan in the U.S.

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Healthcare Services team

Tina Blasi
Strategic Advisor, Blue Wolf Capital

Adam Blumenthal
Managing Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

Darby Brockette
CEO, ClearSky Health LLC

Tom Byers
CEO, ModernMD™ Urgent Care

Paul DiCosmo
CEO, StateServ Holdings

Jeanne Duncan
CEO, RHA Health Services

Dr. Tim Fox
Founder, Advisor to the Practice, Co-chair Board of Directors, Fox Rehabilitation

Bennet Grill
Principal, Blue Wolf Capital

Jared Isenstein
Associate, Blue Wolf Capital

Dr. Robyn Kjar
CEO, Fox Rehabilitation

Jeremy Kogler
Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

Michael Musuraca
Strategic Advisor, Blue Wolf Capital

Vijay Nandwani
Vice President, Blue Wolf Capital

Scott Powers
CEO, Elara Caring

Tom Tomlinson
Operating Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

Rick Winegar
Lead Operating Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

Forest & Building Products

Blue Wolf’s successful investments and relationships with operators, unions, and experts across the forest and building products supply chain gives us unique insights into value creation in the industry.

Since 2007, when we acquired Finch Paper Company, Blue Wolf has developed significant experience investing in pulp, paper, lumber and other forest products. Following the investment in Finch, we acquired Northern Resources Nova Scotia (pulp and timber), Suwannee Lumber Company (lumber), Caddo River Forest Products (lumber), and The Mulch and Soil Company (mulch and soils) and Twin Rivers Paper Company (pulp, paper and lumber). Following the housing crash in 2009, we followed this value stream into building products with investments in American Builders Supply (building products distribution), Snappy Air Distribution Products (HVAC systems), and Novo Building Products (building products distribution). The rebound in U.S. home building is rapidly changing the forest and building products landscape and is serving as a catalyst for transactions. The impact of the forest products industry on the land and environment creates opportunities for our companies to differentiate themselves, with a goal of exceptional management of environmental issues. Our core values of continuous improvement and respect for our workforce allow us to operate productive and safe workplaces, in sectors where that commitment is truly a competitive advantage. Our existing platforms are seeking to grow by acquisition, and we actively evaluate new platforms throughout the value chain.

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Twin Rivers Paper Company

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Vicksburg Forest Products

Forest & Building Products team

George Judd
Operating Partner, Blue Wolf Capital and CEO, Novo Building Products

Jim Langdale
Founder, Pannon Enterprises, LLC

Michael Mayrand
Vice President, Blue Wolf Capital

Charlie Miller
Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

Tony Mollica
CEO, Twin Rivers Paper Company

Debabrata Mukherjee
President & CEO, Finch Paper Company

Benfied Phillips
Strategic Advisor, Blue Wolf Capital

James Shovlin
Vice President, Blue Wolf Capital

Jonathan Solursh
Strategic Advisor, Blue Wolf Capital

Mike Trivelli
Senior Associate, Blue Wolf Capital

Chris Thomas
Operating Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

Niche Manufacturing

Blue Wolf frequently invests in niche manufacturing and distribution businesses in a variety of sectors. We look for opportunities where our core competencies - organizational transformation, operating discipline, and management of government, labor, or other complex constituencies - make us a natural partner for a strong management team in a business with a defensible value proposition.

Our niche investments include manufacturers and distributors of capital equipment, specialty ceramics, paper, lumber, and a variety of specialty building products, with strong franchises. While some businesses come with significant issues requiring a resolution – financial distress, a complex corporate carve out, a transition from family ownership, or a need to make costs competitive through deep operational change – others are simply seeking a capital partner, with deep operational and strategic experience, committed to growth.

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North American Rescue

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Healthcare Laundry Systems

Niche Manufacturing team

Mike Duffy
President, Petrosmith

Jason Kamm
Operating Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

Richard Kobor
Operating Partner, Blue Wolf Capital and CEO, Edge Technologies

Michael Mayrand
Vice President, Blue Wolf Capital

Charlie Miller
Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

Aakash Patel
Principal, Blue Wolf Capital

Mike Sutter
Operating Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

Mike Trivelli
Senior Associate, Blue Wolf Capital

Richard Winegar
Lead Operating Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

Industrial & Engineering Services

As a long-time owner and operator of manufacturing facilities, we understand the value proposition that distinguishes best-in-class providers of industrial and engineering services. The presence of organized labor, bonding requirements and pension obligations often presents challenges to traditional investors – we see these complexities as an opportunity to better underwrite risk and identify value.

Over the next decade, the U.S. will need to address its aging private and public infrastructure. At the same time, tightness in the skilled labor market is stimulating demand for outsourced maintenance and repair services in mission-critical settings and solutions that minimize cost over-runs and schedule delays. Blue Wolf’s investments in the space capitalizes on these trends. The State Group operates as the de-facto maintenance department for some of the largest industrial facilities in North America, and KDB leads with its engineering capabilities to drive efficiencies in the execution of highly technical projects for the federal and private sector. The industrial & engineering services space is fragmented and often characterized by privately held companies seeking strategies to facilitate succession planning. By introducing a rigorous approach to project controls and risk management, implementing best practices around human capital management – including a relentless focus on safety – and providing the requisite capital for a disciplined growth strategy, we can partner with management teams to drive results that benefit all stakeholders.

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Industrial & Engineering Services Team

Don Armstrong
Operating Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

John Boncher
Strategic Advisor

Bennet Grill
Principal, Blue Wolf Capital

Michael Lampert
CEO, The State Group

Michael Mayrand
Vice President, Blue Wolf Capital

John Schauerman
Director, The State Group

James Shovlin
Vice President, Blue Wolf Capital

Jonathan Solursh
Strategic Advisor, Blue Wolf Capital

Chris Thomas
CEO, Mustang Extreme Environmental Services