Private equity firms search for and select opportunities based on their investment criteria. For many companies, this search criteria is a rigid internal mandate set by the firms' general and limited partners. Right Fit: Our commitment to value-added involvement with each of our companies requires us to limit our portfolio to only a handful of companies at a time. As a result, we're very selective in our search process.   Flexibility: With limited restrictions and no bureaucracy, B9's proprietary capital allows us to pursue good deals even if they fall outside of our core investment criteria. We're very discriminating in our search process, but we realize that a great investment can come in many shapes and forms.