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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.
MoonSail Capital is a private equity firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Juan. MoonSail invests in well-positioned, privately-held companies in the United States and Puerto Rico.
STRAIT was founded in 2006. Since then, the company has experienced tremendous growth and has earned a reputation for being the trusted partner of choice for financial institutions seeking quality, personalized service provided by the most qualified professionals.
Development Partners International Investment Strategy The firm's funds invest across Africa in companies benefiting from demand created by the fast-growing middle classes. We are long-term investors and look to partner with management and entrepreneurs to create value. The portfolio companies in its first two funds span Telecommunications, Credit Retail, Banking, Insurance, FMCG, Education, Pharmaceutical and other sectors. www.dpi-llp.com FOUNDED 2007 CHIEF EXECUTIVES Miles MorlanRuna Alam LOCATION London, UK AUM 1.1 billion (USD)
GSV AcceleraTE Investment Strategy GSV AcceleraTE is a 100% women-owned early stage venture fund focused on the $75 billion learning and talent technology sector. The Fund backs innovative entrepreneurs, investing in technology-driven innovation to give all people access to the future. Excluding seed opportunities, the fund makes equity investments of between $5 and $15 million, focusing on those transformative technology-driven knowledge enterprises that have game-changing potential, scalable models, and exceptional management teams. gsvaccelerate.com FOUNDED 2016 CHIEF EXECUTIVES Deborah QuazzoMichael Cohn LOCATION San Franciso, CA AUM 97 million
Elizabeth Park Capital Management Investment Strategy Elizabeth Park invests in equities (long and short), preferreds (straight, trust, and convertible) and covered options of small-cap and mid-cap financial services companies with market capitalizations less than $20 billion. The firm focus industries include banks and thrifts, MBS REITs, and specialty finance companies. Fundamental research is supported by quantitative screening, thorough risk management including regional and style concentration limits, and selectively outsourcing trading execution. elizabethparkcm.com FOUNDED 2008 CHIEF EXECUTIVES Fred Cummings LOCATION Pepper Pike, OH AUM 430 million
NexPhase Capital Investment Strategy NexPhase Capital is an operationally focused private equity firm targeting entrepreneur-owned, lower middle market companies. The firm seeks to invest in portfolio companies with 5% to 10%+ organic growth rate with potential to accelerate through consolidation and new business development; EBITDA between $5 million and $30 million; strong organic growth within the company and sector; is a leading player in a growing market segment within a defensible niche; an attractive return on assets; and potential for build-up opportunities in fragmented industries. www.nexphase.com FOUNDED 2016 CHIEF EXECUTIVES Kurt LarsenTed Yun LOCATION New York, NY AUM 1.2 billion (including through a strategic sub-advising relationship with Moelis Asset Management)
College Hill Capital Partners Investment Strategy 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. College Hill Capital focuses on the following industries: Specialty Chemicals and Materials, Industrial Services, Containers, and Packaging Distribution and Logistics, Building Products, Capital Equipment, Food and Beverage, Energy. www.collegehillcapital.com FOUNDED 2016 CHIEF EXECUTIVES Lorn C. Davis LOCATION Boston, MA AUM n/a
PAAMCO Prisma Investment Strategy PAAMCO is known for its approach to hedge fund investing, which focuses on delivering performance from early-stage opportunities, controlling costs, and protecting client assets. In addition, it offers fixed income investment solutions through Horizons and long-only active equity investing in select emerging markets through PAAMCO Miren. www.paamco.com FOUNDED 2000 CHIEF EXECUTIVES Anne-Gaelle CarltonMayer CheremVincent CuticelloVon HughesPaul RobertsEric Wolfe LOCATION Irvine, CA AUM n/a
Astra Capital Management Investment Strategy 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. www.astracapitalmgmt.com FOUNDED 2014 CHIEF EXECUTIVES Kevin L. Beebe Todd M. CrickMark J. JohnsonWilliam E. KennardMatt M. Murphy LOCATION Washington, DC AUM n/a