Who We Are
Founded in 2003, we are a leading Austin, Texas-based private equity firm with over $400 million in assets under management specializing in growth, recapitalization and buyout financings of small middle-market companies.
- $4-15M EBITDA
- $20-40M investment with ability to scale up
- Flexible capital: Majority/minority equity, Mezzanine debt
Why Blue Sage
We know businesses require more than just capital to succeed. We formed Blue Sage Capital to invest alongside management in proven, growing, small middle-market companies.
We partner with managers whom we like, trust and admire and whose interests align with our own. Through our investments, we enable current company owners to meet their needs for capital, liquidity and diversification.
We believe that private equity is a relationship business, not a transactional one. We strive to treat everyone, including our managers, intermediaries and service providers, like partners.
We know that earnings growth is the most important factor in a successful investment. We provide our partner companies with the capital, guidance, strategy, and operational support needed to create additional value.
Acting with integrity is the fundamental principle guiding all of our actions.
Reputation & Track Record
Prior to founding Blue Sage, our partners established a superior track record. Since 2003, we have continued to generate top-decile returns to our investors.
Blue Sage Capital Closes Oversubscribed Third Fund at $300 Million Hard Cap, Doubles $150 Million Prior Fund
Blue Sage Capital, an Austin, Texas-based private investment firm, announced today the final closing of its oversubscribed third fund. Capital commitments totaled $300 million, well above the $250 million fund target and $150 million prior fund size. Blue Sage enjoyed exceptional demand from existing investors as well as new limited partners despite the current pandemic-driven economic turmoil. Blue Sage’s investor base is comprised of a...more
Blue Sage Capital is pleased to announce its recently completed investment in Barricades Unlimited (“Barricades”). Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, Barricades is a leading service provider of traffic control, pavement marking, guardrail installation and related equipment rentals and sales. Under the leadership of CEO Chris Boutwell and COO David Crews, Barricades has expanded its service offering...more
Blue Sage Capital announced today that it closed on the sale of Cobalt Environmental Solutions (“Cobalt”) to Bison, an Oklahoma-based water infrastructure, logistics and solutions provider. Operating in the SCOOP and Merge plays of Oklahoma’s Anadarko Basin, Cobalt is a leading operator of oilfield wastewater disposal and hydrocarbon extraction facilities in the region. Blue Sage created Cobalt as an oilfield waste platform in 2014 and made...more
2018 marked the most active year in Blue Sage Capital’s 18-year history. The execution of three portfolio company exits, two new platform acquisitions, several tuck-in opportunities, and a number of personnel additions and promotions during the year positions us to continue our strong track record as patient, disciplined, top-quartile investors.
In February 2019, Blue Sage invested in All-State Industries.
Blue Sage Capital is pleased to announce its recently completed investment in All-State Industries, Inc. (“All-State”). Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa with six manufacturing facilities located throughout the Midwest and Texas, All-State is a leading manufacturer of non-metallic components for OEMs across a diverse range of end markets. The Company was...more