Approach

Approach

Being Local Matters.

Our geographically distributed model is essential to our strategy. Our local presence in key markets across the country enables us to keep our ears to the ground to access new opportunities and work closely with our portfolio companies.

Market Opportunity

Market Opportunity

The estimated $90 trillion dollar Great Wealth Transfer will impact many middle market businesses owned by founders, families and entrepreneurs. Brightstar believes we are well positioned to help companies navigate the future and deliver sustainable growth. In a family business research report we sponsored, succession planning remains a key concern for many family businesses.

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Sector Focus

Sector Focus

Brightstar focuses on sectors where we can add value, utilizing our operational expertise to drive efficiency and growth.

Business Services

  • Telecommunications
  • Satellite Communications
  • Logistics & Distribution
  • Health & Wellness Services

  • Marketing Services
  • Insurance & Fintech Services

Consumer Services

  • Nutritional Products
  • Food & Beverage
  • Medical Devices
  • Agriculture
  • Building Products

Industrial Services

  • Industrial & Shipping Equipment

  • Construction Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Water Utilities
  • Environmental Services
  • Waste Management

Government Services & Technology

  • Engineering Research & Consulting Services

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Micro-Manufacturing
  • Precision Optics

Brightstar Values

Our Commitment

Brightstar is committed to investing in the spirit of responsible business ethics and practices as outlined in the industry guidelines set forth in the American Investment Council Guidelines on Responsible Investment. We believe that the effective management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues can create better risk-adjusted returns and help build sustainable businesses that benefit all stakeholders.

Sourcing

At the earliest stages of our investment process we screen every opportunity for ESG ‘red flags’ and conduct an industry analysis focusing on outlook and trends.

Due Diligence

In our pre-investment due diligence, we engage internal and external experts to identify and evaluate ESG risks and value creation opportunities on a per company basis. During this time, we seek to find areas with the greatest capability, potential, and likelihood for significant ESG impact.

Ownership Period

Throughout our ownership period we actively work with portfolio company management to develop a plan to address ESG risks and identify focused initiatives to generate long-term value through ESG.

Exit

As active owners our goal is to build businesses that generate value over the long-term. We aim to ‘future proof’ our companies and reduce ESG risks at the time exit while highlighting value enhancements made during our ownership period.