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Our Story

Ten years ago, Bahlam’s principals acquired and transformed a third-generation company in Central America. The business was severely under-managed and under-capitalized. We learned that even with collateral, access to investment capital remained a significant growth barrier to mid-sized companies in the region.

We also witnessed first-hand the lasting effect that a well-run business can have on people and society. In addition to growing the business substantially, we tripled the workforce to over 90 full-time employees and increased average employee pay by over 60%. 

Throughout this process, we developed proprietary tools and built a capable team with the skills required to thrive in the region. This has become the blue print for Bahlam’s model – one that we can replicate with other businesses in Central America.

Our Edge

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Experienced Leadership

We bridge experiences across Finance, Management, Operations, and Economics.

Portrait of Michael Barjum
Michael began his career in private capital in 2010 at Charlesbank. In 2011, he joined Partners Group where he was part of a team responsible for managing $1.5B of mezzanine debt. He was also Principal of GreywindCap.

He graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Industrial Management, with distinction. He received an MBA degree from the Yale School of Management.

Michael Barjum

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Michael has over 15 years of experience in private capital and M&A advisory, including nine years of operating experience in Honduras.  

Portrait of Daniel Barjum
Daniel has worked with well known think-tanks such as the Center for International Development at Harvard University and at the World Resources Institute. He’s led multiple teams in building leadership and management skills in various industries.

Daniel studied Electrical Engineering at Purdue University and has a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Daniel Barjum

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Daniel has over 13 years of experience working on management and economic development topics.

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