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Calera Capital adds Bob Bianco as Operating Partner

Middle market private equity firm Calera Capital has appointed Bob Bianco, former CEO of Menlo Worldwide, as an Operating Partner.

Bianco will assist Calera with investments in the transportation and supply chain management space with a particular focus on the third party logistics (“3PL”) sector. Calera intends to commit USD40 to USD200 million of equity per investment in a range of transaction types which are primarily focused on family/founder owned businesses but may also include recapitalizations of private and public companies, corporate divestitures, and growth equity investments.

James Halow, Managing Director at Calera, says: “Bob is well-known to Calera through his involvement on the Board of Rock-It Cargo, a former Calera portfolio company, and his extensive experience in the third party logistics space. We are excited to be adding Bob as an Operating Partner as he is a high-caliber, seasoned executive with a long track record of building businesses in the 3PL sector.” 

James Farrell, Managing Partner at Calera, adds: “The addition of Bob Bianco continues Calera’s demonstrated model of partnering with industry operators to deliver strategic and operational insight and, ultimately, long-term, sustainable value in the businesses in which we invest.”

“I am excited to be working with Calera,” says Bianco. “Having seen firsthand how Calera operates, I am a strong believer in Calera’s culture and approach. With capital, resources and our operational and strategic insights, we see tremendous opportunities to support management teams in growing and building enterprises within the broader supply chain and 3PL market.”

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