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Blanchette Joins Seguin Partners

Kirk Blanchette has joined Woburn, Mass.-based private equity firm Seguin Partners as a partner. He previously was a principal with Sverica International, and before that worked with Seguin co-founders Martin Madden and Christopher Needham at Barison Partners.



Seguin Partners (“Seguin”) is pleased to announce that Kirk Blanchette has joined the firm as a Partner. Seguin was founded in 2007 by Managing Partners Martin Madden and Christopher Needham formerly of Bariston Partners. Kirk is rejoining his former colleagues from Bariston in the build-out of the Seguin platform.

Kirk has been involved in principal investing since 1999. His investment experience covers early to late stage investing with a focus on middle market companies across a broad range of industries.

During this period he has worked with Sverica International, a middle market private equity firm, as a Principal; Bariston Partners, a middle market focused merchant bank, as a Vice President; and North Hill Ventures, a captive VC fund of Capital One (COF), as a Senior Analyst. Prior to 1999 he was an investment banker with Banc of America Securities (and its predecessors) where he initially worked in mergers and acquisitions and later was a founding member of the industrials corporate finance practice at the bank.

Chris Needham said, “We are excited to have Kirk join our team and fortunate to have the opportunity to work with him again. Kirk has spent his entire career working with middle market companies as an investment banker and principal investing professional. He brings a wealth of origination, execution, structuring and analytical capabilities to the team.”

Kirk Blanchette commented, “Chris and Martin have developed a great track record based on their proven ability to originate quality investments and deliver strong returns to investors. I am very pleased to join this team and I look forward to building Seguin into a top middle market investment

Martin Madden added, “Kirk has already proven to be very helpful to us over the past few months in the development of Seguin and in the execution of our first portfolio investment, Genesis Solutions. He continues to exhibit the professionalism and integrity we value at the firm. We look forward to his participation in all aspects of the firm's activities.”

Kirk holds an MBA from Wharton and graduated summa cum laude with a BS from Babson College.

About Seguin Partners
Seguin Partners is a private equity firm based in Woburn, MA. The firm pursues investments in mid-sized companies in outsourced business services, healthcare services, information and data services, security and other services industries. Seguin makes investments to facilitate management led buyouts and recapitalizations in growing profitable companies with revenues between $15 and $100 million. For more information please visit