Blackhawk Partners mission is to leverage the insight of its team of investment
and trading professionals to generate extraordinary returns across a range of investment
choices, while maintaining our good name and the good name of our investors.
While open to opportunities wherever they can be found, Blackhawk focuses on sectors
in which it has access to intelligence second to none and a management team that
totally defies the norm.
In a world awash with information, insight is often in short supply. Blackhawk’s
edge is its ability to leverage the local insight of its professionals, collaborating
across the firms’ disciplines from deal sourcing and due diligence through portfolio
company development and building long term trading relationships. The result: A
much broader view of potential investment and trading opportunities and deeper level
of expertise, creating value for Blackhawk portfolio companies and trading counterparts
that translates into superior returns for Blackhawk investors.
1. Blackhawk under the leadership of seasoned financier Ziad K. Abdelnour is a single
team of very bright, honest, energized, thoughtful, self-starters and great people
working together all over the world to create the best outcome for Blackhawk and
2. We are a team, and teamwork is what makes Blackhawk a great firm. By design it
is inclusive where everyone participates in the results.
3. We do what we say, and say what we mean.
4. No one raises their hand and says, "That's my idea or my deal."
5. If an investment or trading play doesn’t work out, we all take responsibility.
No finger pointing. The firm is politics free.
6. Blackhawk is a caring firm; caring for our people, our portfolio companies, and
our various communities. We must focus on all stakeholders.
7. Disseminating information broadly within our firm makes us more effective and
8. We are constantly learning from our mistakes on how to improve as individuals
and as a team.
9. We are constantly striving to create new ideas, new products, and new ways of
doing our business. If we don’t act like this we will become marginalized. We always
want to remain relevant to and admired by the people with whom we do business.
Since its inception, Blackhawk has devoted itself to the belief that clients come
first. That has led us to create a "business model" designed to serve the needs
– and achieve the goals – of our clients. “Clients first” stands for professionalism,
trust and a devotion to excellence. But at Blackhawk, our commitment to our clients
runs even deeper. For investors, “clients first” means that we align our interests
closely with theirs. For advisory clients, it means that we are independent and
conflict-free. And for trading clients, it means that we operate the firm with integrity,
prudence and a view toward creating long-term value.
By aligning our interests with those of our clients, Blackhawk has become a trusted
partner for investors and corporations worldwide. Many of the world’s top private
family offices value our “excruciating due diligence”. Advisory clients recognize
that we bring a deep understanding of their strategic objectives and a commitment
to provide effective solutions to all assignments. Trading clients know better than
anyone that in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline
Above all Blackhawk takes great pride in the caliber of its partners and the collective
track record they represent. Over the years we have made a concerted effort to attract
the best and most maverick partners in the business, with broad-ranging expertise
in Venture Capital, Private Equity, Investment Funds, Financing Advisory Services,
Commodities Trading, Oil Trading, and Real Estate Investments. Outstanding people
have without a doubt one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.
We have developed a global perspective on markets and opportunities, with activities
that range across North America, Europe and the Middle East. In addition, we have
an extensive global network of market professionals, intelligence analysts and leaders
in the corporate and public sectors. They have experience and knowledge across all
markets – debt, equity and commodities - providing a competitive advantage in maximizing
opportunities and delivering compelling value to our clients.