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To all the family and founder-owned companies wondering

What makes us different ⎻

If you peruse other websites, you’ll quickly observe that they all begin to sound similar.

There are many private equity firms, M&A specialists, and venture capitalists out there. Yet, Beckett Industries stands apart. We find our place right in the middle, focusing on what truly matters to the founders and family-owned companies we work with. When Danny Beckett Jr. started on his business journey over 20 years ago, he didn’t know what lay ahead. There were highs and lows, tough economic times, bankruptcy, and much more. Danny has been through it all and came out stronger on the other side.

He’s started more than seven companies, seen four succeed and exit, two wind down, and has shifted gears multiple times. Along the way, he’s been a trusted advisor to hundreds of business owners, helping them navigate their own paths. He’s also raised nearly $100 million from private and institutional investors, showing his ability to rally support and funding.

Now, Danny has a special place in his heart for helping family and founder-owned companies, making between $5-50 million in revenue. He’s also keen on advising early-stage founders right from day one. Today, Danny wears the hat of a venture capitalist at Entrepreneur Ventures, aligning with the largest entrepreneurial media company in the world. Additionally, he is building Entrepreneur Venture Partners under Entrepreneur Media, with the vision of creating one of the largest angel groups worldwide.

At Beckett Industries, we’re more than just a financial firm. We’re your partners, ready to dive in and help you at any stage. With Danny’s broad experience and network, we are poised to provide a unique blend of support and resources to drive your business forward.

But talk with a few Beckett Industries partners and they’ll tell you how we’re different.

Our partners will tell you about the real struggle of company building because we’ve been there, too. We’ve faced the challenges, felt the isolation, and come out stronger on the other side. At Beckett Industries, we’re all about diving in and getting our hands dirty to help you at every stage.

We aren’t just spectators; we join you in the trenches to build something enduring. We prefer genuine working sessions over formal board meetings, and real insights over assumptions. Our partners see us as their trusted advisors, their sideline coaches, and the nudge they need to keep moving forward, especially when the going gets tough.

The feedback we receive speaks volumes. Our partners talk about how we’ve helped them start, transition, reinvent and grow, offering honest feedback while always having their back. We’ve tackled growth challenges head-on for a roster of remarkable companies.

We’re here to support you with a network of resources whether that is strategy, finance, digital, growth, marketing, and sales to help you connect  the dots. And we don’t stop there. We’re committed to sharing useful advice with other leaders through interviews, workshops, articles, and more, helping to spread success far and wide.

At Beckett Industries, we’re not just about the numbers; we’re about the people behind the numbers. We’re about fostering lasting relationships and creating a ripple effect of growth and success across the business landscape. Together, let’s build something not just successful but significant and enduring.

Most importantly, they will tell you that our legacy is rooted in doing the right thing, even when difficult. Our commitment to ethical business practices is a core value that guides our decision-making process. We believe in fostering long-term relationships with our partners and stakeholders rather than pursuing short-term gains through optimization. By prioritizing the well-being of our employees, customers, and the environment, we strive to create a sustainable future for all.

As a company, we understand that our choices today will impact the world we leave behind for future generations. Therefore, we prioritize responsible and ethical practices that align with our values. Our dedication to long-term thinking allows us to make informed decisions that benefit all stakeholders in the long run. We aim to be a positive force for change, demonstrating that running a successful business is possible while prioritizing ethics and sustainability.

Heck, it’s hard to explain how we’re different when every website says exactly the same thing. Luckily for us, partners don’t say the same thing about every firm.

Team Beckett Industries

Whether you're just getting started, seeking funding, or transitioning your company, Beckett Industries is here to help you. Make us your go-to partner from the start; the sooner we connect, the more impact we can have. Reach out and let's have a conversation.

Whether you're just getting started, seeking funding, or transitioning your company, Beckett Industries is here to help you. Make us your go-to partner from the start; the sooner we connect, the more impact we can have. Reach out and let's have a conversation.

Here’s the part where we listen, and you talk. Contact us to tell us more.

342 Market St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503