Rockwood is pleased to announce that Nils Holum has joined the firm as Vice President. Nils brings to Rockwood experience in both private equity and investment banking. Most recently, he served as Private Equity Vice President at Behrman Capital, a middle market private equity firm based in New York focused on healthcare, specialty manufacturing and defense. Earlier in his career, Nils was an investment banker at both Merrill Lynch and Union Square Advisors, focusing on technology mergers and acquisitions.

In his role at Rockwood, his reponsibilities will include transaction sourcing, analysis, due diligence and financing. With the addition of Nils, Rockwood’s investment team includes:

  • Brett Keith, Managing Partner
  • Joe Merrill, Partner
  • Vince Nardy, Partner
  • Kate Faust, Partner – Business Development
  • Reed Blocksom, Vice President
  • Nils Holum, Vice President
  • James Jang, Associate
  • Yindran Puspanathan, Analyst

In the second half of 2017, Rockwood’s investment team is focused on growth through new platform acquisitions of privately held businesses or corporate carve-outs, as well as add-ons to its existing portfolio companies. For platforms, the firm will continue to pursue lower middle market businesses with EBITDA of at least $2 million. Rockwood has particular interest in manufacturing, value-added distribution and industrial services businesses, along with companies serving regulated industries, including:

Aerospace & defense
Healthcare products
Process control (energy, water and wastewater)