The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is a Washington DC-based trade association that serves as the largest network of diverse-owned and emerging private equity firms and hedge funds. Through education, advocacy and industry events, the NAIC is focused on increasing the flow of capital to high-performing diverse investment managers often underutilized by institutional investors.
To support the growing number of new initiatives and programs brought about by a substantial increase in membership, NAIC is proud to announce today that we are expanding our team with the addition of David Smith, who joins the association as Programs and Initiatives Manager effective August 26th. In this…
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 – The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), the largest network of diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds, announced today that it has formed a multi-year partnership with William Blair, a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management.…
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2019 – The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) today announced the launch of Establishing the Next Generation of Private Equity Firms, an immersive symposiumthat provides participants with a 360-degree view of what is required to start a new private equity firm and the process of raising…
NAIC Member Spotlight
Advent Capital Management, LLC is a registered investment advisor dedicated to providing our clients with superior investment performance. We invest primarily in convertible, high yield and equity securities offered through long only, hedge-fund and NYSE closed-end fund products. Our investment team consists of seasoned professionals performing bottom-up fundamental research.
Ariel Investments uses the market's short-term focus to uncover mispriced companies whose true value will be realized over time. The firm began as a small- and mid-cap value manager and evolved strategically to offer three approaches - all of which seek out attractive intrinsic value through relatively concentrated portfolios.
Astra invests in growth businesses in the communications and technology services sectors, focusing on unique opportunities to execute Transformational Growth Investments in businesses with proven concepts, positive free cash flow, and enterprise values up to $500 million.
Auldbrass Partners provides bespoke solutions for private investors. Founded in 2011 as a spinout from Citigroup, Auldbrass has offices in New York and Chicago, and assists investors with disposing or acquiring assets across all alternative classes. The Auldbrass team has proven performance at the highest level of secondary execution and strategic asset allocation.
Blueprint Capital Advisors provides institutional investors access to “opportunistic” strategies which are under-represented in institutional portfolios. These strategies emerge from structural changes, deregulation, industry dislocations, under-capitalization, innovation and deleveraging.
Brightwood provides flexible capital solutions to U.S. based small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We develop lasting relationships with the entrepreneurs and institutions we back, helping to create long-term value. With over $1 billion of assets under management across three funds, Brightwood provides capital to SMEs.
Founded in 2006, Clearlake Capital Group is a leading investment firm focused on private equity and special situation transactions. Having committed approximately $3 billion over 70 investments, Clearlake's professionals have a history of long-term strategic partnership with management to transform and grow companies.
College Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing non-control equity capital to founder-owned and family-owned middle market companies. The firm maintains a long-term investment orientation with the capacity to invest for ten years or more.
Colonial Consulting, LLC is a New York City-based investment consulting firm founded in 1980 with a focus on contributing to strong investment returns. Colonial Consulting is a full-service consulting aimed at helping clients meet financial objectives and long-term ability to achieve their mission. Approximately 90% of the firm's clients are not-for-profits with over $35B in aggregate assets under advisement.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. The firm's clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. Legal service areas include Corporate, Employment; Finance; Intellectual Property and Technology; International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Projects, Energy and Infrastructure; Real Estate, Restructuring; and Tax. DLA Piper also advises governments and public sector bodies.
Grain Management, LLC is a private equity firm focused on investments in the communications sector. The firm manages two flagship funds for a number of the country’s leading academic institutions, endowments, and public pension funds. Grain Management also acquires, builds, owns, and operates wireless infrastructure assets across North America.
ICV Partners is focused on investments in the smaller middle-market, investing in companies with revenues of $25-$250 million and EBITDA of $8-$30 million. The firm concentrates on Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Consumer Products & Services, Healthcare, Business Services, Distribution companies within the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.
With approximately 2,500 lawyers in 14 offices around the world, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (https://kirkland.com) is a law firm that serves a broad range of clients around the world in private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions, litigation, white collar and government disputes, restructurings and intellectual property matters.
Madryn Asset Management is a private credit fund which provides customized financing solutions to commercial-stage healthcare companies, to create a portfolio characterized by high-yield, with substantial downside protection and potential for equity upside participation; and low volatility and low correlation with public equity markets.
Pine Street provides seed and accelerator capital to emerging hedge fund managers. In exchange for seed capital, the Pine Street Fund receives a revenue share of underlying emerging hedge fund manager fees as well as any appreciation from performance on the seed capital.
With its Executive Partners, Siris has significant experience in investing in complex, special situations; i.e., investment opportunities in mission critical technology companies that are undergoing fundamental changes in their manner of doing business or that are facing particularly difficult operational, strategic or financial challenges.
The firm provides $10-$25 million of growth capital to companies which typically have revenues of $10-$30 million and less than $3 million of EBITDA. Vicente Capital is typically non-control investors, although it has significant influence as a result of the investment documents and the board seats that it controls.