Portfolio

Blackthorne Partners will continue to build its portfolio of small private companies. Prospects typically have $1 million in EBITDA and $4 million to $15 million in revenues.

We are currently invested in the following businesses.

Schaefer Brush Manufacturing
Schaefer Brush Manufacturing, LLC of Waukesha, WI is one of the most diverse brush manufacturers in the world. We have over 100 years of experience in developing, engineering and manufacturing products to serve a wide range of industries. Blackthorne Partners purchased the assets of Schaefer Brush in June 2015.
Visit the Schaefer Brush website: www.schaeferbrush.com


Design Specialties
Design Specialties, LLC is a Milwaukee manufacturer of fireplace doors, screens and other hearth accessories sold at specialty hearth retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1983, the company has become a market leader with a strong, established dealer base. Blackthorne Partners purchased the assets of Design Specialties in March 2015.
Visit the Design Specialties website: www.glassfireplacedoors.com


Hughes Equipment Company
Hughes Equipment Company has manufactured high-quality equipment for the food industry. The company's experience enables them to provide the best food processing machinery on the market. Blackthorne Partners purchased the assets of Hughes in March 2014.
Visit the Hughes Equipment Company website: www.hughesequipment.com


group:basis
group:basis is an established and profitable IT business that supports SAP products. Blackthorne Partners funded the recapitalization of group:basis in December 2012. On September 1, 2015, Blackthorne Partners successfully divested its majority interest in Group Basis, LLC to Tricore Solutions, LLC; an application management expert, providing a full suite of scalable and reliable managed application, cloud, infrastructure hosting, and consulting services to enterprise organizations.
Visit the group:basis website: www.groupbasis.com


Berlon Industries
Berlon Industries is a leading manufacturer and supplier of after-market buckets, parts and accessories for skid loaders, telehandlers and compact utility tractors. Blackthorne Partners purchased the assets of Berlon in November 2012.
Visit the Berlon Industries website: www.berlon.com


Pallet USA
Pallet USA is a leading Wisconsin-based buyer and supplier of competitively priced pallets. It also is the platform from which we hope to launch a best-in-class regional pallet manufacturing and recycling business. Blackthorne Partners invested in Pallet USA in May of 2011, and in January 2014 purchased the assets of Goeman's Wood Products to add to the company's capabilities and geographic reach. We are actively seeking other pallet company acquisitions.
Visit the Pallet USA website: www.palletusa.com


Integrated Medical Partners
Integrated Medical Partners owns a portfolio of healthcare IT service businesses. Experienced healthcare executives manage the firm. Blackthorne Partners invested in IMP in November 2009.
Visit the Integrated Medical Partners website: www.integratedmp.com
Focused on addressing the equity and liquidity needs of small businesses in the Upper Midwest