CLEVELAND, OH (June 12, 2018) – Blue Point Capital Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Megan Kneipp as its Head of Business Development. Megan will oversee the firm’s new deal origination efforts, strengthen its investment banking and other intermediary relationships, and assist portfolio companies with their add-on acquisition sourcing.    

Megan brings a wealth of experience in the private equity business development space, following her time as Vice President of Business Development at CenterOak Partners.  Prior to CenterOak, she was an Associate at Credit Suisse Securities and previously an Associate in Brokerage Services at Direct Development in Dallas.  Megan holds a M.B.A. with honors from Southern Methodist University and a B.A. from the University of Texas, with a concentration in Economics.

"Megan's significant experience sourcing new investments and her extensive relationships with investment banks and other deal sources make her an ideal resource to lead our business development efforts as we work to invest Blue Point Fund IV, a $730 million fund that closed earlier this year,” said John LeMay, a Partner with Blue Point.  “We are fortunate to add Megan to our team and look forward to leveraging her skills to enhance our sourcing efforts.”  

Blue Point will continue to work with Jim Marra as a key part of the firm’s business development efforts and he will maintain his strong presence in the market fostering relationships with key deal sources.  

Blue Point Capital Partner is a private equity firm managing over $1.5 billion in committed capital.  With offices in Cleveland, Charlotte, Seattle and Shanghai, Blue Point’s geographical footprint allows it to establish relationships with local and regional entrepreneurs and advisors, while providing the resources of a global organization.  The Blue Point partner group has a 19-year track record of partnering with companies in the lower middle-market to facilitate growth and transformative change.  It is one of only a few middle market private equity firms with a presence in both the United States and China, which provides a distinct advantage for its portfolio companies.  Blue Point typically invests in businesses that generate between $20 million and $300 million in revenue.


For more information, contact:


127 Public Square, Suite 5100

Cleveland, OH 44114

John LeMay


(216) 535-4707

Megan Kneipp

Head of Business Development

(512) 750-0871