Case Study

Distribution & Supply Chain Management; Applied Technology & Digital Media; Business & Professional Services
Leading online-focused provider of specialized digital data hardware and software solutions.
Chicago, Illinois
Thompson Street Capital Partners
Transaction Type:


Thompson Street Capital Partners retained BlackArch Partners to assist in realizing a return on their investment in Barcodes

BlackArch's Customized Solution

BlackArch designed an accelerated and targeted marketing process that went directly to a narrow investor group with interest in the sector. Each potential buyer received a detailed, in-person or telephone presentation on Barcodes lasting 45 to 60 minutes, followed by a data analysis binder. This approach was a more compelling way to articulate Barcodes’ unique business model than the traditional and impersonal, broad-based distribution of a marketing document. The approach yielded a dozen highly competitive bids.


Barcodes was sold in just four months to Cortec Group Fund V, L.P., a financial sponsor with a particular focus on high value-added middle-market distribution platforms that are leaders in their market niches. Barcodes CEO Daniel Nettersheim will continue to lead the company in partnership with Cortec.

“Barcodes had an outstanding experience working with BlackArch. Their team was very strong from top to bottom. They were diligent, responsive and thoughtful in their approach. They outlined a strategy tailored to the strengths of our business and then executed flawlessly. We enjoyed working with them and would be excited to do so again in the future.”
Will Daly, Co-President, BarcodesInc