Blue Wolf Capital Partners today announced that Ralph Wright has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. Mr. Wright will work with Blue Wolf portfolio companies on operational improvements and will also assist Blue Wolf’s investment team with due diligence on new investment opportunities.
“I have known Ralph for over fifteen years and am delighted that he is now joining us,” said Michael Ranson, Partner at Blue Wolf. “His experience in the building products industry and his familiarity with domestic manufacturing and logistics are a good fit with Blue Wolf’s current investment portfolio and we look forward to benefiting from his managerial and operations perspective.”
Prior to joining Blue Wolf, Mr. Wright served as a Project Engineer for Great Southern Wood Preserving, a privately-owned holding company that provides capital, management, and administrative resources to its subsidiaries. Those subsidiaries manufacture and bring to market wood, wood-alternative, and other durable outdoor building products for DIY-retail and pro-oriented building material yards. They also provide flatbed logistic services to the building products industry and design and manufacture custom industrial crating for OEMs. Before joining Great Southern, Mr. Wright served as a Wireline Engineer for Schlumberger, an oilfield services company. Mr. Wright holds a B.Ch.E from Auburn University and a B.A. from the University of Georgia.
“I am pleased to be joining Blue Wolf, with its unique approach to investing and its history of helping improve middle-market companies,” said Mr. Wright. “This is a great team and I am excited about the opportunities to build value while strengthening worthwhile businesses.”
Blue Wolf invests in companies in which effective management of relationships with complex constituencies, such as government and labor, can change organizations and create value. The firm’s investment criteria are minimum revenues of $25 million; minimum transaction size of $20 million; and a minimum investment size of $10 million. Blue Wolf focuses its efforts on companies based in and doing the bulk of their business in the United States and Canada. The firm is headquartered in New York, NY (www.blue-wolf.com).