|Founder||Richard C. Blum|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Products||Leveraged buyout, PIPE, Growth capital|
|Total assets||$4.5 billion|
Number of employees
Blum Capital Partners (formerly Blum Capital) is an American private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout, growth capital and PIPE investments in small cap and middle-market companies across a range of industries. The firm is known for pioneering a hybrid private equity / strategic block investment strategy in public companies.
The firm, which is based in San Francisco, was founded in 1975 by Richard C. Blum. The firm has raised approximately $4.5 billion since inception across four institutional private equity funds raised since 1998.
Prior to founding Blum Capital, Richard C. Blum worked at Sutro & Co. an investment management and brokerage firm founded in 1858. While at Sutro, Blum led a partnership that acquired the struggling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1967 for $8 million and sold it to Mattel Inc. for $40 million just four years later.
- Institutional private equity funds raised since 1998. Source: Preqin
- Blum buys larger stake in Fair, Isaac. San Francisco Business Times, October 10, 2000
- Hardware: Equity Stake In Lenovo. New York Times, March 31, 2005
- DEUTSCHE POST TO SELL STAKE IN DHL AIRWAYS. New York Times, May 22, 2003
- CB Richard Ellis to Expand In New York With Acquisition. New York Times, February 19, 2003
- Investors to Buy Real Estate Company. New York Times, February 26, 2001
- INVESTORS SEEK REMAINING SHARES OF CB RICHARD ELLIS. New York Times, November 14, 2000
- "Wolverine Worldwide, Golden Gate Capital and Blum Capital complete acquisition of Collective Brands". Golden Gate Capital.
- Weisberg, Lori (26 March 2015). "Grand Del Mar hotel to be sold". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
- Richard Blum: The man behind URS, next to Sen. Feinstein San Francisco Chronicle, 2003
- Richard Blum hones art of upping shareholder value. Bloomberg News; August 4, 2002.
- Australia: Bid For Pub Owner. New York Times, September 29, 2004
- Gore and Investors Buy Cable News Channel. New York Times, May 5, 2004
- Blum Capital (company website)
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