Bluestem®: a midwest private equity company

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PHILOSOPHY.

The name "Bluestem" was chosen to honor the monarch of the prairie grasses - Big Bluestem. Our Midwestern "roots" serve as a foundation from which we expand our desire to excel at the financial development of our business, customers and the communities we serve.

And while phone calls and e-mails are effective forms of communication, we prefer shaking hands, meeting face-to-face and getting to know companies and their families.

This map, showing current portfolio company locations, reflects our Midwestern roots:

 

 

 

 

 



INVESTMENT CRITERIA. *

Investment Strategy

The companies we look for have:

  • Management teams of high integrity, strong work ethic, with a proven, successful track record in the industry of the proposed business and a substantial financial investment in the company.
     
  • Products or services that have been tested and well received in the marketplace and have market barriers to entry.
     
  • A team that supports a “win-win” structure, meaning the entrepreneur can only win if Bluestem’s investors win.
     
  • Industries that Bluestem understands well.
     
  • A strong group of co-investors who will have the ability to continue supporting the company.

 

 



TYPICAL STRUCTURE. *


We have a successful record of investing capital in various early to late-stage companies' projects. Our officers have 75 years of collective business and venture capital/private equity experience.

Typical Investment Characteristics