Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC has appointed Victor C. Caruso as managing director. Caruso’s prior work background includes Houlihan Lokey and Merrill Lynch.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC (“Blue Wolf”), the New York-based private equity firm, today announced that Victor C. Caruso has been named Managing Director, effective immediately. In this new role, Mr. Caruso will be responsible for Blue Wolf’s business development, sourcing deals for the firm and for the portfolio companies. Mr. Caruso joined Blue Wolf approximately one year ago as Senior Advisor focusing on the aerospace and defense industries.
Mr. Caruso, 47, has 25 years of professional experience including private equity, investment banking, high-tech engineering and manufacturing, entrepreneurship and military service. Previously, he served as a senior investment professional with two private equity firms. Before transitioning to private equity, Mr. Caruso spent a decade in M&A investment banking at firms including Houlihan Lokey and Merrill Lynch. He received an MBA from U.C.L.A. and a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
“We are pleased to have Vic join the firm full time,” said Adam Blumenthal, Blue Wolf Managing Partner. “Working with Vic over the past year, we’ve seen how he brings his unique combination of experience, broad range of contacts and impressive background to bear as he works across existing and new investments. We look forward to working with him in this increased capacity as we enhance the Blue Wolf portfolio.”
“Blue Wolf is an incredible team with a unique investment strategy that focuses on unlocking value by taking on challenges in the middle market that some might be afraid to address,” said Mr. Caruso. “I am excited to be a full time member of this talented and dedicated group as we work to grow this exceptional portfolio and build LP relationships.”
About Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Blue Wolf Capital is a private equity firm that takes control stakes in middle market companies based in the United States and Canada, and works with those companies to resolve complexities and achieve sustainable growth. Blue Wolf invests in strong businesses whose value can be increased by constructive resolutions of complex challenges, particularly those involving financial or operational distress, troubled labor relations, or governmental or regulatory issues. Blue Wolf is currently investing its third fund of $300 million in limited partner equity commitments. For additional information, please visit www.blue-wolf.com.