Fenway Summer Ventures invests in young companies tackling challenges at the intersection of finance and technology. Fenway backs bold entrepreneurs re-inventing the multi-trillion dollar financial services industry. The industry is currently undergoing massive disruption due to a combination of regulatory change, technological innovation, shifting capital markets dynamics, and changing consumer behavior. The firm seeded and was instrumental in building a credit card company, a student lender, and a mortgage lender which led to launching Fenway Summer Ventures LP (FSV I LP), a venture capital fund that has made about 40 investments in over two dozen companies. Learn more at fenwaysummer.com.
College Hill Capital Parters provides long-duration equity capital to company founders and family business owners who seek to retain control of their middle market companies. By providing patient and flexible equity capital with a targeted investment horizon of 10 years, College Hill Capital partners with portfolio companies provide resources to support strategies and initiatives to build equity value. Over the last 20 years, College Hill Capital founders have led the profitable startup of two middle market companies and the completion of over $2 billion of debt and equity investments yielding attractive risk-adjusted returns through several economic cycles.
Diversified Capital Management is a fund in formation founded by NFL legend Jim Brown and Super Bowl Champion, Curtis McClinton. The duo also established the Black Economic Union, whose mission is to unify and grow African American economic resources and guide those resources into education, job creation, entrepreneur development and urban revitalization. Diversified Capital’s strategic plan creates a $1.3 billion integration of industries, technologies, education and training in Kansas City’s low-income community. In the same year, they plan to cast a net over 40 major cities and 10 rural areas throughout the southern states. The Black Economic Union now plans to quickly develop a very effective General Partner management team that will proactively create greater transaction opportunities for members and others while furthering economic unity and equity growth.
HarbourVest Investment Strategy HarbourVest Horizon, an experienced private equity separate account manager and adviser, focuses on meeting the targeted needs of institutional investors by investing in emerging and diverse managers in the lower middle market. Formerly the Capital Access Funds business within the Bank of America, the group was acquired by HarbourVest in 2016 and was re-branded as HarbourVest Horizon. The team has managed and advised on approximately $1.9 billion of capital commitments since its establishment in 2002. HarbourVest Horizon is part of HarbourVest, an independent, global private markets investment specialist with more than 30 years of experience and $39 billion in assets under management. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in co-mingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 300 employees, including 90 investment professionals, across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has
Vicente Capital Partners Investment Strategy 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. The firm provides more than capital, as it helps founder-led companies become solid middle market companies. Vicente Capital tends to focus on industries or sectors where technology is used to create a competitive advantage and operating lift. Sample Transaction Vicente Capital led an investment in Overture Services, Inc. that resulted in a 15x return. Overture, formerly GoTo.com, is the search engine that pioneered the free market, "pay-for-performance" model where websites bid for priority placement in keyword search results. The company went public in June 1999. Overture was acquired by Yahoo! in October 2003. www.vicentecapital.com FOUNDED 1995