SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 23, 2022 – BluWave, a private equity-focused B2B Intelligent Marketplace, announces today that Housatonic Partners is a recipient of the inaugural 2022 Top 50 Private Equity Innovator Awards. The awards were created by BluWave to recognize select private equity firms for exemplary innovation and leadership. The BluWave 2022 Top 50 Private Equity Innovator Awards recognizes firms that represent the top 1% in the PE industry (as determined by BluWave) for innovative practices in due diligence, value creation, PE firm operations, and ESG.*
Joe Niehaus, a Managing Director at Housatonic Partners, added, “We are thrilled to be named a recipient of BluWave’s Top 50 Private Equity Innovation award. We endeavor to continuously deploy differentiated sourcing, diligence, and operational practices at Housatonic to back exceptional entrepreneurs and build lasting, category-leading companies.”
The Top 50 Private Equity Innovator Award recipients were selected by BluWave based upon a rigorous assessment in consultation with leading limited partners, investment bankers, and other thought leaders in the private equity ecosystem. BluWave partners with more than 500 leading private equity firms and has a one-of-a-kind perspective that enables it to uniquely understand best practices and innovation in private equity.
The private equity firms considered for this recognition were assessed across the following criteria:
- Proactive Due Diligence Practices
- Transformative Value Creation
- Progressive Private Equity Firm Operations
“The private equity industry is rapidly evolving, and we applaud the award-winning firms for their leadership across the four areas measured to achieve new levels of business success,” says Sean Mooney, Founder and CEO, BluWave. “They are transforming the way private equity helps businesses grow and develop and deserve this well-earned recognition.”
For further information on the BluWave 2022 Top 50 Private Equity Innovator Awards, including the selection process, selection criteria, and recipients, please visit https://www.bluwave.net/awards/.
About Housatonic Partners
Housatonic Partners is a private equity investment firm founded in 1994, with more than $1.5 billion in capital under management. The firm invests in growing, profitable businesses with highly recurring revenue. Housatonic Partners has backed exceptional management teams in more than 100 small to mid-sized companies over the last 28 years. Visit www.housatonicpartners.com for more information.
BluWave, LP is an innovative B2B Intelligent Marketplace that uses technology, data, and human ingenuity to connect more than 500 leading private equity firms and thousands of proactive businesses with best-in-class, pre-vetted, third parties for critical due diligence, value creation, and preparing for sale needs. BluWave’s invitation-only Intelligent Marketplace includes private equity-grade service provider groups, independent consultants and interim executives. Visit www.BluWave.net for more information.
CONTACT: Nick Matzke, Director of Business Development, [email protected]
BluWave, LP has not received investment capital from and holds no ownership interest in the PE firms evaluated or recognized under the Top 50 PE Innovator awards program. BluWave received no compensation from any of the PE firms in connection with this awards program. However, BluWave may otherwise provide services to the PE firms and/or portfolio companies, but BluWave confirms that its assessment of the PE firms was independent of any such service arrangements. *Top 1% in the PE industry is based on BluWave’s review of the more than 5,000 PE firms in the U.S. and Canada from which 50 PE firms were selected as award recipients.