March 24, 2023

Heartwood Partners is Proud to be Recognized by BluWave as a Top 50 Private Equity Innovator 

Heartwood Partners is honored to be a recipient of the 2023 Top 50 Private Equity Innovator Awards for the second consecutive year. The awards were created by BluWave, a private equity-focused B2B Intelligent Marketplace, to recognize select private equity firms for exemplary innovation and leadership. The BluWave 2023 Top 50 Private Equity Innovator Awards recognizes firms that represent the top 1% in the PE industry (as determined by BluWave) for innovative practices in due diligence, value creation, PE firm operations, and ESG.

“At Heartwood Partners we work to provide an ecosystem where founder, family and management-held businesses can achieve their goals and thrive,” said Robert Tucker, Managing Partner of Heartwood Partners. “We are delighted to be recognized by BluWave, for a second time, and believe it speaks to our team’s expertise in working with founder, family and management-held businesses to address their needs and to maximize their potential.”

“The Top Private Equity Innovators have demonstrated an ability to stay ahead of changing environments, engage in transformative due diligence and value creation, and embrace the strategic value of ESG,” says Sean Mooney, Founder and CEO, BluWave. “They are leaders in creating economic opportunities and building businesses that provide jobs, and we commend them on their innovation and success for the second year in a row.”

Heartwood Partners has a track record of partnering with founder, family and management-held businesses to help them continue to build their companies. Our approach combines strategic execution with conservative capital structures to support long-term growth, including organic and acquisition-driven expansion into new products, services, and end markets. Please visit the Heartwood Partners website at to review our approach and investment portfolio. 

Please contact the following members of the investment team at Heartwood Partners with investment or add-on opportunities:

John Willert, Partner

John Newman, Principal