Case Study

Momentum Group
Distribution & Supply Chain Management
Leading value‐added distributor providing exclusive, design‐focused commercial fabrics to diversified office, hospitality, healthcare and university end markets
Irvine, California
Norwest Equity Partners
Transaction Type:


Norwest Equity Partners and Momentum Group (“Momentum” or the “Company”) management retained BlackArch Partners to manage the sale of the Company, seeking to leverage BlackArch’s significant expertise and experience in the specialty distribution sector.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

BlackArch marketed Momentum to a targeted group of financial sponsors focused on the distribution and consumer sectors. Preliminary roadshow meetings provided investors with the opportunity to hear the Company’s “story” directly from Roger Arciniega, CEO of Momentum. This deep level of access fueled a highly competitive dynamic that resulted in attractive initial bids.


Momentum was sold to The Riverside Company, a leading middle market private equity firm with strong experience in growing companies through new strategic initiatives and acquisitions. Roger Arciniega will continue to lead the Company in partnership with The Riverside Company.