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Founded in 2005, 3 Rivers Capital is a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm which focuses on family transitions, equity recapitalizations and buyouts of companies with enterprise values between $15-50M. The firm's expertise is in acquiring companies in the niche manufacturing, business services, energy services, environmental and health care services industries that present a clear and compelling opportunity to create value. 3 Rivers Capital adds value through active ownership and supportive partnerships with highly motivated management teams.

354 Partners is a specialist “buy & build” investment firm. Our focus is the aggregation of small businesses into large operating platforms to create sustainable and competitive companies. We are not investors who monitor our investments from the distance and do not rely on financial engineering to create returns to our investors. 354 Partners is deeply involved in the operations of our businesses. We work in partnership with management teams to accelerate growth, both through acquisitions and also organically.

354 Partners helps portfolio companies identify strategic acquisitions that can strengthen their competitive standing through new product/service offerings, geographic coverage, and economies of scale.

354 Partners is backed by a committed group of limited partners, including family offices, high net worth individuals and international investors. Our exclusive focus on buy & build strategies offers our investors a clear and specific alternative investment option.

We develop sustainable, infrastructure-scale solutions to help companies and governments profitably achieve their NET-ZERO by 2050 aspirations, as well as addressing other important societal problems.

We use a unique model to commercialize technologies in “Blue Oceans” – fields that are lacking in creative disruption and outside thinking. From creating new ideas to helping large corporations solve old problems, our ecosystem and process guide how we think.

The current 8 Rivers portfolio includes NET Power, 8 Rivers Networks, CARBON8, 8RH2, TarT, ZERO Degree DAC, and Thor Launch Systems.

Acacia Partners is a private investment firm based in Austin, Texas that invests only in founder-owned and owner-operated companies with enterprise values between $50-$250 million. Acacia offers a unique alternative to traditional private equity for business owners that prioritize our differentiated approach of deploying indefinite capital and utilizing minimal leverage. Acacia’s approach is best suited for entrepreneurs that are interested in maintaining a meaningful equity stake alongside our investment.

Unlike traditional private equity firms, Acacia does not have a fixed investment mandate. We maintain a high degree of flexibility regarding investment structure and time horizon. Our firm even has the ability to hold investments indefinitely.

Acceleration Capital Group, LLC ("ACG") is a financial services firm that provides hedge fund industry research, consultation and private events.

Acceleration Capital Group, LLC is the flagship entity founded by Alexis Graham and Ian Tracy in March of 2008.

Access Holdings Management Company LLC is a Baltimore-based middle-market investment firm with over $1.8 billion in assets under management. Founded in 2013, Access provides high-quality, direct investments opportunities to create concentrated portfolios of essential service-based businesses in North America. We undertake active Buy and Build strategies, pursuing what we want to own, great markets and distinct business models. In doing so, Access partners with and supports exceptional, passionate, visionary leaders to grow and scale businesses.

ACON Investments is a Washington, DC-based international private equity investment firm that manages private equity funds and special purpose partnerships that make investments in the United States and Latin America. Founded in 1996, ACON and its principals have managed approximately $5.5 billion of capital. ACON has professionals in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Mexico City, and Bogotá. For more information, visit

Adams Financial Concepts, LLC was founded in 2000 by A. Michael Adams. Our passion is creating wealth for you, the investor. We believe that returns are the most important aspect of any portfolio and work hard for our clients to beat our benchmarks net of fees.

Mike also hosts a radio show on KLFE 1590am every Saturday at 12pm in the Puget Sound area where he shares his market insights and talks with a new guest each week.

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Addison Capital is a Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). We are an independent, privately owned and managed company. Our overriding principal is capital appreciation. We value our independence and ability to provide unbiased asset management. We welcome your interest.

Agamya Capital is an operationally focused advisory and investment firm. We apply our deep operating and consulting expertise to help companies identify and implement actionable strategies to drive significant growth and operational improvements. We also invest patient and flexible capital in privately held companies and helps management teams overcome resource and capital constraints.

Aiglon Capital is a private investment firm that acquires, manages, and grows middle-market manufacturing, distribution, and services companies.

Aiglon Capital seeks to invest in companies that have attractive positions in their markets, where capital is necessary to enhance future growth of the business, or current owners seek liquidity.

We are long-term investors who believe that business success is based on integrity, focus, and experience. We care about the customers, the employees, and the communities of the firms we acquire, and we work hard to protect their interests throughout the acquisition process, and while under our leadership. We believe these qualities make Aiglon Capital an attractive partner to increase the value of a business.

Aldrich Capital Partners (“ACP”) is a middle-market private equity firm investing in promising enterprises in the United States. Aldrich Capital Partners primarily focuses on investments in technology sectors such as healthcare IT, internet, software and financial services technologies.

ACP was formed by experienced investors and operators who are successful entrepreneurs in their own right. The firm was started with the philosophy of “being the entrepreneurs behind the entrepreneur”, ….helping private, entrepreneur-run companies attain their growth objectives by tapping into the resources, knowledgebase and network of relationships of the ACP organization, a team that has been responsible for over $1 Billion in technology investments over the past decade.

Companies in which the ACP Principals have invested have successfully completed Initial Public Offerings (“IPO”) and have had numerous investments be successfully acquired by large corporations. We have a successful track record of working with owner-operators and entrepreneurs to build companies for the long-run and then help them realize their liquidity objectives when they are ready.

ACP's principals are investors and operators who bring their experience to bear from the strategic investment level down through active support of portfolio companies at the operational and business planning level. ACP's leadership and advisors bring many decades of experience executing transactions in sectors such as business services, software & cloud-services, FinTech, healthcare IT and internet.

ACP is headquartered in the Washington D.C. metro area, with additional offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and a research center in Hyderabad, India.

All American Holdings; A Global Holding Company

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA with offices in Nashville, TN and Florida, All-American Holdings is a Global Holding Company focused on buying non-core and under-performing businesses. Our acquisitions focus on divisions, subsidiaries, and spin-offs of Fortune 2000 companies. Through our established values we deploy our 60 to Close methodology to purchase businesses quickly and restore them to health. All-American Holdings is managed by successful professionals and operating executives inspired by wisdom.

Alpha Capital Partners is a leading middle-market private equity real estate investment firm. Our Pittsburgh-based firm specializes in middle-market investments focused on student-housing, multifamily and medical office buildings in secondary and tertiary markets. Our proven, differentiated strategy is based on our robust approach to identifying unique opportunities that will generate higher-than-expected margins and risk-adjusted returns for our investors.

We leverage technology, predictive analytics and robust data sets to analyze and uncover shifting market dynamics. Our entrepreneurial spirit allows us to have a nimble approach yet thorough assessment of each investment’s fundamentals. Alpha Capital Partners owns and manages a growing portfolio of over $500 Million in assets under management and development across the United States.

At our core, Alpha Capital Partners is driven by intrinsic values of integrity, innovation and collaboration. We make disciplined, responsible investments and operate under the guiding principles of stewardship, social responsibility and sustainable growth.

At Alpha Capital Partners, we deliver consistent solid investment returns and are committed to striving for extraordinary performance.

Altamont Capital Partners is a private equity firm with over $3.5 billion of capital under management, focused primarily on making long-term, control investments in middle-market businesses. We are often drawn to companies undergoing a transition, either operational or strategic, which we can help navigate. Our approach relies on partnering with strong management, supporting the business with our considerable resources, and bringing a constructive and pragmatic mindset to drive significant long-term value. ACP has deep experience in several verticals including business services, consumer, financial services, healthcare, industrial, retail, and restaurants and franchising.

ALTERNA CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC is an investment banking company based out of 15 RIVER RD, Wilton, Connecticut, United States.

Established in 2011, Alvarez & Marsal Capital is a private equity firm with a close association with Alvarez & Marsal, Inc. (“A&M”), the largest operational advisory firm in the world with approximately 2,000 executives across virtually every industry and functional area. Independently-owned and operated, Alvarez & Marsal Capital Partners leverages its unique relationship with A&M to bring significant resources to bear in its evaluation and execution of investment opportunities. Alvarez & Marsal Capital Partners invests in companies that range from true underperformers in need of operational turnarounds to stronger performing businesses pursuing carve-outs, consolidation strategies or seeking to address specific issues or management needs.

American Capital Partners, LLC (“ACP”) is a full service investment firm founded in 2002; headquartered in Hauppauge, New York with four offices in East Meadow, NY; New York, NY; Columbus, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia. American Capital Partners, LLC is a member of FINRA, MSRB and SIPC, clearing through RBC Capital Markets LLC.

ACP is dedicated to providing clients with effective, timely advice for today’s increasingly dynamic market. The firm’s seasoned management has over eighty years of experience in the securities industry. Our philosophy is to build strong relationships with our clients and serve each client’s individual needs and objectives with integrity, while providing the highest possible quality advice and personal service in an ever-changing market. While each client has different investment objectives and tolerance for market risk, we at ACP specialize in serving the needs of each client whether you are an aggressive trader or conservative investor.

Of course, not all investments or investment strategies are suitable for every investor. Our financial advisors are available to help you with your investment needs and assist you in determining what may be appropriate for your specific needs, objectives, and risk tolerance.

The vision of American Capital Partners, LLC was to create a firm dedicated to being an innovative, independent company that catered to everyone on a personal level. The primary focus of ACP’s management and financial advisors is to increase their client’s net worth and improve their client’s fiscal well being.

ACP offers each client access to extensive portfolios of integrated financial products and services designed to meet the needs of simple and sophisticated investors alike. ACP’s Order Execution Trading Desk is proud to have relationships with some of the largest Banks and Financial Institutions.

Founded by Leonard Levie in 1996, American Industrial Acquisition Corporation is an investment firm, based in New York, New York. The firm seeks to invest in the manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, truck, rail, appliance, power generation, mining, oil and gas, packaging, pulp and paper, medical equipment and pharmaceutical sectors.Industrial manufacturing focused group. We look to acquire manufacturing companies from the largest corporations in the world. We were founded on the principle of acquiring under-performing companies and helping those companies to survive and thrive.

Established in 1996, our portfolio consists of 75 manufacturing and distribution sites with over 8,500 employees in 24 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. Total annual revenues exceed $1.6 billion.

We are an innovative private investment firm providing capital to help build platform companies and core assets in the following sectors:

• Infrastructure, critical structures that keep our economy moving;

• Natural Resources, companies that help bring America’s vital natural resources to market; and

• Real Property, real estate intensive businesses that generate cash flow from essential services.

Our goal is to provide $50 to $200 million of growth equity to these platforms over a long-term investment horizon. Over the past 25 years, we have helped dozens of management teams successfully grow their businesses by providing capital, operating advice, strategic planning, acquisitions expertise, board development and management recruitment.

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Amici Capital, LLC is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles. It manages hedge funds for its clients. The firm invests in public equity markets across the globe. It employs fundamental analysis with bottom up approach to make its portfolios. The firm was formerly known as Porter Orlin LLC. Amici Capital, LLC was founded in October, 2004 and is based in New York City with an additional office in San Ramon, California.

Founded in 1988, Ampersand is a middle-market private equity firm with more than $2 billion of assets under management dedicated to growth-oriented investments in the healthcare sector. With offices in Boston and Amsterdam, Ampersand leverages its unique blend of private equity and operating experience to build value and drive superior long-term performance alongside its portfolio company management teams. Ampersand has helped build numerous market-leading companies across each of the firm's core healthcare sectors.

Consistent with our theme of increasing specialization as a source of differentiated performance, Ampersand’s Healthcare portfolio has been focused around several overlapping industry clusters where our multiple prior successes give us a competitive edge. Most of our portfolio companies have revenues between $10 and $100 million at the time of Ampersand’s investment. We typically invest between $10 and $50 million and years of operational expertise to drive each investment toward success.

Ampersand’s team has decades of operating experience in Healthcare companies and over 80 years of shared private equity experience. Our unusual combination of skills, including deep industry, technical, financial, operating, and transactional capabilities, make us a preferred partner for entrepreneurs because we can contribute to their success on multiple levels.

At our roots, we are company-builders, not investment managers. Our experience gives us empathy for our CEOs and helps us understand the challenges they face. This ability to identify, and contribute to, problem resolution makes us very effective in our companies.

AMTRA Capital Partners, Inc. is a privately held corporation headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Its professional staff oversees the assets of a family with deep roots in the area by providing management, accounting, and administrative financial services.

Anacapa Partners is a private equity fund with a strategic focus on partnering with principals operating within the search fund framework to invest in companies with highly predictable revenue models. We leverage decades of experience as operators to take a proactive role with entrepreneurs in all phases of the investment process, including business screening, due diligence, negotiation of deal structure, operational management, and exploration of exit strategies. Over the past ten years Anacapa has invested in 175 individuals/partnerships looking to acquire a profitable nano-cap company and has made over 60 investments in operating companies acquired through the search fund approach. Founded in 2010, Anacapa is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For additional information, please visit

AEP provides capital, management and business resources to IT professional service companies. We are interested in firms and principals that deliver innovative solutions and provide their clients with measurable business results.

AEP focuses on organizations which:

  • Provide exceptional technical and project management expertise
  • Deliver complex data and information management solutions as systems and/or applications integrators
  • Target corporate and institutional clients

AEP develops business value in its subsidiaries through capital investment, shared business services economies, and the implementation of professional service disciplines, methodologies, and practices.

Anchor Partners is a family office with a specialization in manufacturing and metal fabrication. We seek manufacturing organizations with a proven performance record and a positive, growth-oriented culture. Every major city in America requires manufacturing. The industry is becoming more dynamic as technology and the work force continue to evolve to meet contemporary standards. We look for companies willing to learn and grow with their customers and have a manufacturing infrastructure that compliments our existing portfolio from both a capability and geography perspective.

Ancor Capital Partners is a Dallas, Texas based private investment firm focused on helping companies reach their next level of growth. Our experienced team has the acumen, expertise, and resources to invest wisely in existing successful companies through private equity buyouts. As a seasoned operating partner, we work to operationally optimize businesses, maximize growth opportunities and instill a lasting culture. With a proven track record of over 50 successful acquisitions to date, partnering with Ancor is your right next step.

Anthem Energy is a private investment manager that develops and operates energy investments in North America. Anthem Energy brings deep experience, which we leverage through direct investment and equity partnerships.

Our management team has a long track record of developing and managing successful energy investments over the last two decades

APG Partners is a private equity investment holding company which focuses on supporting the capital and governance requirements of rapidly growing, middle market businesses. APG Partners investment interests include management recapitalizations and growth capital ranging from $1-10 million. In addition, the principal of APG Partners periodically serves on Boards of Directors unrelated to the APG Partners investment activity.

Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, "Apollo") is a high-growth, global alternative asset manager. We seek to provide our clients excess return at every point along the risk-reward spectrum from investment grade to private equity with a focus on three business strategies: yield, hybrid and equity. Through our investment activity across our fully integrated platform, we serve the retirement income and financial return needs of our clients, and we offer innovative capital solutions to businesses. Our patient, creative, knowledgeable approach to investing aligns our clients, businesses we invest in, our employees and the communities we impact, to expand opportunity and achieve positive outcomes. To learn more, please visit

Aquamarine Investment Partners is an investor, sponsor and developer focused on the energy transition and decarbonization. The company is built upon decades of experience across many industries including energy transactions, infrastructure finance, and banking.

Araquot Partners | Private Equity for the Lower Middle Market

Araquot Partners is a private investment firm exclusively focused on acquiring and growing lower middle market companies. We buy and grow smaller, niche businesses that often fall outside the parameters of the typical professional investor due to a variety of factors such as size, owner transition, or a need for "hands-on" management.

Our team has particular experience and interest in the industry sectors of media, direct marketing, consumer / retail and business services.

Founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago and New York, Arbor Investments is a specialized private equity firm that focuses exclusively on acquiring premier companies in the food, beverage and related industries.

Sustainability is becoming central to consumer and business decision-making. For over a decade, we have partnered with high-quality management teams building a more environmentally sound, resource efficient future. These visionary leaders and their disruptive businesses are proving that sustainability is a compelling, rapidly expanding opportunity. One that will drive returns to all stakeholders — investors, employees, customers, suppliers — and the environment.

Arcadia has 27 years of expertise in designing and building custom software systems. Established in 1993, it currently employs 600 developers and provides software development services focusing on complex high-load applications, AI and BI solutions, and mobile apps.

Our key business domains are education, pharmacology, clinical trials, healthcare, digital publishing, ticketing, ERP, finance, transport, and security.

Arcadia's HQ is in St.Petersburg — the R&D capital of Russia, a city with a dozen top technical universities. We also have offices in the US, UK, and Belorussia and are able to provide GDPR-compliant services.

We practice individual approach to our customers to maintain long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships based on our advertence to customers’ needs and corporate transparency, which has enabled us to grow organically to become a leader in our industry.

Our main principles embrace customer orientation, effective and enthusiastic teamwork, flexibility, and continuous improvement and underlie the company’s reliable and competitive market position. This is proved by long-term relationships with our key clients.

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Arctic Capital is an acquisition holding company based in Minnesota. Our philosophy is to partner with exceptional companies led by talented management teams to support both organic and acquisition growth strategies for long-term investment horizons.

Argand Partners is a New York and San Francisco Bay Area-based middle-market private equity firm that targets stable, market-leading industrial companies with under-resourced and unrealized global growth potential. Argand companies have strong market share, sustainable competitive advantages, defensive characteristics, and significant growth potential supported by secular demand trends. The firm focuses on advanced manufacturing and business services companies with a strong U.S. nexus (headquarters, significant operations, primary growth market, or majority of revenue) and often significant global operations or expansion opportunities.

The team employs a hands-on approach to partnering with management teams to create value across the investment lifecycle and help portfolio companies achieve their full potential as world-class, industry-leading companies.

In 2021, Argand was named a 2021 Top 50 PE Firm in The Middle Market™. The award is designed to acknowledge small and mid-sized leading private equity firms in the middle market. Argand is a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the ILPA Diversity in Action initiative.

Argo Infrastructure Partners is an independent private equity fund manager, with a long-term approach to infrastructure investing. Headquartered in New York, our investment strategy focuses on high quality, regulated and contracted long-term, yield-generating equity investments in developed economies. Our investment strategy has been purpose-designed for larger institutional investors, providing them with the means to partner with Argo and acquire and hold higher quality, lower risk infrastructure assets. Our investment model enables investors to achieve timely capital deployment via a lower cost framework coupled with enhanced flexibility and transparency. Argo currently manages US$5 billion of AUM on behalf of our institutional investor partners.

ARIAS RESOURCE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP is a company based out of 17 STATE STREET, NEW YORK, New York, United States.

Aries Capital Partners does more than just provide capital. We build businesses through investment and deep expertise in strategy, finance, marketing, IT, and management. The combination of our resources and experience creates world-class companies. How can we help you grow your company?

Armory Capital is a single family investment office. Armory has a legacy of more than 70 years of investing in private businesses.

Unlike traditional private equity groups, Armory is funded with permanent capital. This unique funding structure means that the firm’s decisions are not driven by the limited life of a particular fund. Armory holds investments based on the merits of the opportunity and the needs of its management partners.

Arroyo Energy Partners, LLC is a privately-owned company that specializes in acquiring, aggregating and managing mineral, royalty, and overriding royalty interests throughout the United States, with our main areas of concentration being in the Permian and Williston Basins. The Arroyo team has over 40 years of combined experience in the upstream oil and gas space with a heavy focus on mineral and royalty evaluation and acquisitions. We take a long term and highly technical approach to evaluations that allow us to provide fair and competitive offers to owners.

Arsenal is a leading private equity firm that specializes in investments in middle-market specialty industrials and healthcare companies. Since its inception in 2000, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds of $5.3 billion, completed more than 45 platform investments, and achieved more than 30 realizations. Arsenal invests in industry sectors in which the firm has significant prior knowledge and experience and seeks companies typically in the range of $100 million to $500 million of initial enterprise value. The firm works with management teams to build strategically important companies with leading market positions, high growth, and high value-add.

Ascendant Solutions provides value-add data and intelligence that builds on and supplements an organisations existing information to prevent fraud, minimise error and improve customer relations.

Ascendant has many different data applications including trace services, for both consumer and commercial requirements.

We offer a range of cost-effective solutions suitable for a number of different markets, solving industry specific data enrichment needs through the provision of intelligent information. Full PDF reporting is provided and our products are designed for bulk and automated processing. Bespoke scorecards are built around true outcomes to help with future analysis and trend spotting.

Local Authorities – Helping Councils identify risk and fraud amongst business within their authority by cleansing and appending data from up to the minute, accurate sources. We can provide all the tools to assist you and keep your information updated with the latest activity across your domestic properties.

Commercial Lending - We can identify potential risk and fraud within your lending portfolio by actively monitoring a wide range of data sources, examples include filings at Companies House, The Gazette and any alteration in credit scores.

Utilities (Consumer)- From Trace services to current resident identification for owner/occupier accounts, Ascendant Solutions has a comprehensive range of products suitable for all your needs. For further information contact us.

Utilities (Commercial)- Helps minimise debt and write-offs related to fraud, error and lack of data. Our systems not only cleanse existing portfolios, they identify points in time where any commercial entity may have owned any premises in England and Wales whilst actively monitoring a wide range of data sources.

ISO27001 accredited.

Aspect Holdings has for 25 years explored for and produced oil & gas in the USA, Hungary, Kurdistan, Peru, Belize and other countries. It's successful experience includes 3D seismic exploration, shale and tight gas resource development, and royalty/minerals acquisition in US resource plays. It has also been an active investor in wind and potash development as well as oil and gas service technology.

Astra specializes in growth buyouts in the Communications and Technology Services industries. The team focuses on unique opportunities to execute Transformational Growth Investments in businesses with leverageable assets, positive free cash flow, and enterprise values up to $500 million.

Founded in 2009, Aterian manages over $700 million of committed capital, investing in industry-leading, middle market businesses. We support investments throughout an organization, from people to processes, equipment, technology, and social governance, among other areas.

Atlanta Capital is an SEC registered investment advisory firm that specializes in managing high quality stock and bond portfolios on behalf of institutional and individual investors. For nearly 50 years, Atlanta Capital has remained dedicated to a single investment philosophy which has been successfully executed over a variety of market conditions. Today, our philosophy is consistently applied across a broad range of traditional equity and fixed income investment strategies. We believe the experience and stability of our investment professionals are the hallmarks of our organization.

Atlanta Capital is a part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, a division of Morgan Stanley.

Atlantic Merchant Capital Investors is a private merchant bank focused on the origination of proprietary private equity transactions. We invest in U.S. businesses with successful management teams and attractive economic models. We have extensive experience in banking, financial services and related businesses, but will consider opportunities in other industries that offer promising economic models and are being promoted by experienced management teams.

Atomic Capital is a Houston based private equity firm focused on acquisitions in the onshore oil and gas industry in the United States. We acquire mineral interests, producing oil and gas properties, and also participate in non-operated working interest partnerships.

In addition to upstream oil and gas activities, Atomic also invests directly in commodities and maintains a substantial commercial real estate portfolio. We are self-funded and well-capitalized, which provide for both efficient decision making and streamlined deployment of capital.

Aureus Asset Management, LLC was founded by Karen Firestone and David Scudder in 2005 to provide financial advice and investment management to families and charitable organizations.
Aureus employs a Contemporary Wealth Management Approach to investing which:
 Maintains traditional investment tenets such as prudent diversification, fundamental research and risk management.
 Incorporates a global perspective, open architecture platform, alternative asset classes and best-in-class managers for our clients.
 Manages portfolios with a total return approach, tailored for specific client requirements.

Aureus is a privately held firm offering fee-only investment advice to our clients.

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Aurora Management Partners has grown to become one of the country's most professional and respected turnaround consulting firms. We specialize in Business Consulting Services, Creditor Services, Investor Services and Corporate Governance Advisory Services with a staff that is capable of handling assignments from the simple and straightforward to those involving public or private companies facing multi-faceted and complex financial, operational and strategic issues. From its start in Atlanta, Aurora now includes regional offices in Charlotte, Chicago, and Cleveland. Each office is staffed with senior level, seasoned executives and consultants who possess the knowledge, skills, vision and integrity to make an immediate and positive contribution to every client engagement. It’s our ability to RETHINK situations, REACT quickly and generate tangible RESULTS that truly sets us apart from other consulting firms. We encourage you to ask any of our clients, whether it's debtors, creditors or owners, what they think of our approach and our performance.

Avalon Capital Group, is the wholly owned private investment company with diverse interests, including public and private investments in real estate, technology, health care, finance, and entertainment. It was founded by Ted Waitt, co-founder of Gateway, Inc. Avalon has offices in La Jolla CA and North Sioux City SD. Avalon created and supports the Waitt Foundation and Waitt Institute.

Waitt Foundation focuses on restoring our oceans to full productivity. Given the rapid decline of marine resources, the mission of the Waitt Foundation is to protect and restore ocean health. The Foundation funds initiatives globally with a focus on marine protected areas and sustainable fishing policy and practice. We provide grants, technical assistance, strategic advice, and support innovative ocean science. For maximum impact, we partner with unique coalitions of governments, funders, NGO, academics, and businesses.

Waitt Institute endeavors to ensure ecologically, economically, and culturally sustainable use of ocean resources. The Institute partners with governments committed to developing and implementing comprehensive, science-based, community-driven solutions for sustainable ocean management. Our goal is to benefit coastal communities while restoring fish populations and habitats. Our approach is to engage stakeholders, provide the tools needed to design locally appropriate policies, facilitate the policy-making process, and build capacity for effective implementation and long-term success.

Invested partners who can accelerate value creation in your business without giving up what’s most important to you.

AVC Partners management brings a great mix of both operating AND investment experience. Our founders, Chris Munro and Marc Kramer are systematically on-site on a regular basis, working hand in hand with existing aligned leadership teams to improve your business and position it for continued success in the future.

We help guide your climb every step of the way.

Unlike institutional private equity firms and consultants who focus on financial engineering and theory to make companies look better on paper, we promote true value growth by enhancing operating performance through leveraging our experience and network to bring billion dollar skills to million-dollar businesses.

We identify strategies, revenue and cost opportunities, bottlenecks, process issues within each company and bring the required expertise to accelerate growth, staying with our partner companies over the long term to ensure continued success.

We provide proven, pragmatic, active management strategies for scaling businesses. We can assemble a team of Executive Advisors — founders, CEOs and senior industry operators, each hand-selected to advise and help us execute on areas relevant to their expertise.

Avid Media Ventures, Inc, owns and operates two distinctly different companies in the golf business.

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Idealgolfer is a daily deal website that was founded in 2010. It offers great deals for golf in all of the markets that they have launched in. Go to for more.

Headquartered in New York City, Axel Johnson Inc. is the corporate home for a collection of diverse industry-leading businesses. In 2018, Axel Johnson Inc. companies had revenues of approximately $4.6 billion, employed in excess of 4,000 people and served over 30,000 wholesale and trade customers. AJI is a private investment company, founded in 1920, and owned by the Johnson family of Stockholm, Sweden.

Axel Johnson Inc. acquires and invests in companies to own and operate them, with the goal of building long-term enterprise value. Some of the companies in Axel Johnson Inc.’s portfolio have been part of the group for over 40 years.

We take great pride in the companies that have chosen to be part of Axel Johnson Inc. and in the work they do every day. We, in turn, work hard each day to sustain the trust that the companies’ founders, owners, management and employees put in us at the time they joined us. We seek to create shareholder value and improve the world around us through the exercise of good business values. We are keenly aware that what we create, and how we conduct ourselves while doing so, is the legacy we leave behind.

B-29 Investments, LP (“B-29”) is a private equity firm specializing in investments in private and public companies exhibiting sound business models within rapidly-growing industries. Traditionally, B-29 has deployed capital to energy opportunities in the oilfield services, exploration and production, and midstream infrastructure spaces. Supplementing this energy focus has been an investment in a company focused on property tax advisory, sales and use tax advisory, and credits and incentives. Lastly, real estate ownership and development have also been key historic platforms for capital deployment.

Baker Capital, founded in 1995 is a New York based private equity firm with over $1.5 billion under management.

Battle Investment Group, LLC is a private institutional investment management firm seeking to support enterprises in the aerospace, defense/government, industrial, and communications markets – both products and services. The firm seeks to invest in the North American region, with a focus on enterprises with annual revenue between $10 million and $100 million, although the firm has the capability and capital access to support significantly larger transactions that meet its investment criteria. Battle Group employs a unique operating model that allows it to maintain a long-term focus and a commitment to its core operating principles. The firm prefers situations where it can offer both capital and operational support to companies to help facilitate significant long-term business growth. Battle Group’s organizational structure enables quick decision making and flexible investment structures, including both majority and minority investments. The firm was founded in 2015 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bay Hills Capital is an independent, employee owned firm established in 2006 to focus exclusively on investing in small and lower middle market private equity strategies. We are an SEC-registered investment advisor that manages discretionary funds on behalf of institutional investors such as pension plans, foundations and endowments, family offices and governmental entities. We also work actively with independent investment advisors and wealth management firms on behalf of their individual clients.

BayBoston is a private equity manager that invests in companies in the U.S. and Latin America with a focus on financial services.


BayBoston is a minority-owned private equity firm that invests in companies located in the United States, Latin America and select geographies. Founded in 2013, we view diversity and inclusion as a key strategic asset both within our portfolio companies and at BayBoston. We seek to maximize the value of our investments for our investors, the communities that our companies serve, and the workforces that serve these communities. We target growing companies in select industries and market verticals with a focus on financial services. We aim for predictable returns by disciplined investing and active management.

BayBoston sponsors companies that need capital and a strategic partner to create a higher level of value for its customers, workforce, and community. We empower the management teams of our portfolio companies by providing capital and promoting a value creation approach. Our value creation approach is based on executing growth-oriented business plans, operational improvements, and transformational technology to drive organic growth as well as to find merger & acquisition opportunities that accelerate growth. We take a customer-centric platform building view with our portfolio companies.

Baymark Partners is a private equity firm investing in leveraged recapitalizations and management buyouts of well-managed, entrepreneurial, middle market service businesses. Baymark is particularly successful investing in high growth companies where additional management and strategic resources are required by the existing ownership group. We typically provide the entrepreneur an opportunity to gain liquidity, while maintaining a significant equity stake in the business for future upside, and if desired, a reduced management role.

Investment Criteria

• A history of growth and profits, with current EBITDA of $1M to $10M
• Key managers and/or founder(s) desiring to retain an equity stake
• Sustainable competitive advantage in their niche market

Behrman Capital is a leading middle market private equity firm with a multi-decade history of investing in buyouts of growth companies in North America.

BelHealth Investment Partners (“BelHealth”), based in Florida, is a healthcare private equity firm focused on lower middle market companies. BelHealth has a unique combination of investing, executive management and entrepreneurial experience.

BelHealth acquires majority positions in entrepreneur-owned companies that it believes would benefit from its extensive operating and private equity investment expertise. The firm typically invests $20-50 million per platform company across three core healthcare segments:

• Services
• Products
• Distribution

Collectively, the BelHealth Team, consisting of its investment professionals, Operating Partners and Advisory Board, has completed over 100 healthcare transactions, eclipsing several billion dollars in aggregate value.

The Bellwether Financial Group is an investment company focused on dynamic companies and iconic properties. The Company was founded by Joseph Ueberroth in 1997 with the purpose of investing capital with proven management teams and then working together to build successful companies. Joe's portfolio includes agriculture, distribution and logistics, hospitality, manufacturing, marine services, real estate development and technology with a specific focus on leisure and waterfront properties.

Licensed Residential and Commercial Mortgage Brokerage

Investment firm founded by Gayle M. Benson (owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL franchise, New Orleans Pelicans NBA franchise, Dixie Brewing, and other holdings).

Bergen Asset Management, LLC (“Bergen”) is a U.S.-based global institutional investor focusing on direct investments in high growth publicly-traded and private companies. Bergen is sector-agnostic but has a particular preference for investments in industries that have the potential for above-market medium term appreciation.

Bernhard Capital Partners is a services and infrastructure-focused private equity management firm established in 2013. Bernhard Capital Partners has deployed capital in three funds across five strategies, has approximately $2.5 billion of gross assets under management, and is ranked as one of Private Equity International’s 300 largest private equity firms worldwide. Bernhard Capital seeks to create sustainable value by leveraging its experience in acquiring, operating, and growing services and infrastructure businesses.

Bertram Capital is a private equity firm targeting investments in lower middle market companies. Since its inception in 2006, the firm has raised over $2.2B of capital commitments. In addition to supplying strategic growth capital, Bertram Capital leverages proprietary processes and services, Bertram High 5sm and Bertram Labs, to empower its portfolio companies to unlock their full business potential. The Bertram High 5sm is an operationally-focused value creation strategy, which includes management augmentation, operational initiative implementation, complimentary business acquisition, sales and marketing improvements and leveraging technology and IP. The cornerstone of this strategy is Bertram Labs, its in-house technology team, which drives growth and value through digital marketing, e-commerce, big data and analytics, application development and internal and external platform optimization.

Investment Criteria:

Industry Focus

Business Services

Size Characteristics

Revenue: $20-$250M
EBITDA: $5-$35M
Add-ons can be smaller/early stage

Transaction Structures

Preference for control
Prefer private companies or divestitures
Management buyouts
Shareholder liquidity events

Equity Strategy

Enterprise Value: $50-$500M
Platform equity check range: $25-$100M
Ample capital available for add-ons
Low leverage: ~ 50-70% equity


A Differentiated Approach to Private Equity

Originally focused on student housing and multi-family developments in Philadelphia, BG Capital has expanded to mixed-use, commercial and MOB acquisitions, financing and development projects. BG Capital currently has over $105 million in real estate value, primarily invested in the student housing, multi-family and healthcare markets.

BG Capital develops, finances and self manages all of our assets. After years of fine-tuning our operation, we saw an opportunity in the marketplace to offer our services to outside companies. We now offer construction, financing and management to outside parties.

Big Game Capital is a private investment firm that partners with business owners to provide the experience and depth to take companies to the next level.

BioInspire is a Palo Alto-based medical technology start-up with a groundbreaking new product to manage chronic sinusitis.

With over $3 billion in capital under management, 15 partner companies and 43 fully realized investments since 1994, Birch Hill is the leader in long-term value creation in the Canadian mid-market. As a group, Birch Hill’s partner companies represent one of Canada’s largest corporate entities with over $6 billion in total revenue and more than 34,000 employees.

Mid-market focus
We work with companies valued in the C$30 million to C$600 million range.

Emphasis on growth
Our focus is on growth oriented businesses across most industries. We do not invest in real estate, pure commodity companies or start ups.

Team with depth and diversity
Our 20 professional staff provide the bench strength and skills to allow us to take on complex and sustained investment partnerships.

Constructive ownership model
We are dedicated to principles of fairness, honesty and open collaboration in all of our relationships.

Impressive track record
The Birch Hill team has achieved superior and consistent returns including an 18 percent cumulative average rate of EBITDA growth on actively employed capital since 1995. This record of success led to Birch Hill closing its fifth private equity fund, Birch Hill Equity Partners V, LP at the end of 2015. This fund was capped at $1.3 billion, exceeding its original target of $1 billion due to strong interest from both existing and new investors.

Black Diamond Capital is a business services firm focused on increasing company and shareholder value.
Services include Finance, Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions and Operational & Productivity Improvement. In the area of Finance, BDC provides Financial modeling: linking business planning with budgeting, forecasting, analysis and results; operational expense managment, cash generation and financing. BDC provides business model evaluation, strategic repositioning, exit strategy development and execution, competitive assessment, & new product development/introduction. In the area of M & A, BDC provides Due Diligence, Operational integration and M & A development. BDC provides Operational audits and develops strategies and assists in the execution of these strategies to drive process and employee productivity improvements.

Black Lake Capital® is a private investment firm focused on technology and innovation-enabled companies with $2 to 12 million in annual cash flow. We offer flexible capital solutions to support a business’ growth while meeting its owner's personal liquidity needs. Our partnership builds on the success created by our companies' founders and employees while bringing our real-world experience and strategic expertise in business development, information systems, and mergers and acquisitions.

Founded in 2008 & located in Salt Lake City, Black Oak Capital is a boutique private equity firm that specializes in growing, lower-middle-market companies with revenues between $3 and $25 million by offering unique financing solutions, primarily in the form of debt. Black Oak seeks partnerships with passionate, authentic operators in the branded consumer, business service, and manufacturing industries based in the U.S.

Our current portfolio includes:

DBG, 33 Threads, Gigstreem, Hammitt, Harvest Lane Honey, Hylete, INTELLIbed, Karuna, Lashbrook, Level9 Sports, Martin Door, Megalopolis, Paul Evans, Precision Exams, Recycled Karma, RMT Equipment, Search Group Partners, Swaddle Designs, & Uncharted Supply Co.

BlackRock is a global asset manager and technology provider. Our purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. We help millions of people invest to build savings that serve them throughout their lives. We make investing easier and more affordable. We advance sustainable investing because our conviction is it delivers better outcomes for investors. We contribute to a more resilient economy that benefits more people.

Together with our clients, we’re contributing to a more equitable and resilient world – today and for generations to come. That’s why, we’re asking bigger questions – of ourselves, our industry, and the world at large. Questions that challenge convention and give rise to new thinking. Because the bigger questions we ask, the bigger actions we can take.

Follow us for global insights shaping the economy, innovative thinking around the path to net zero and more information on culture and careers at BlackRock.

Blackstreet Capital Management, LLC is a Bethesda, Maryland-based private investment firm. Blackstreet Capital Management focuses on control investments in corporate orphans and “storied” companies in transition with $25 to $150 million of revenue. To date, Blackstreet Capital Management has invested in over 30 companies with combined sales in excess of $1.5 billion and over 8,000 employees.

Blackthorne Partners Ltd. is a Milwaukee-area private investment firm that focuses on Midwestern companies with $5 million to $15 million in revenues, or $1 million EBITDA.

We look for companies with growth potential in manufacturing, light manufacturing, service and distribution.

Through our acquisition or co-investment with other parties, we offer small and mid-sized companies the resources and management experience to further realize their potential.

Our management experience is based on years of executive leadership in businesses and in working with companies in transition. As such, our strategic direction brings great value.

In conjunction with an ever expanding investor group, Blackthorne Partners’ portfolio of business investments continues to grow, with several companies acquired in the past five years. Our portfolio includes:
• skid steer attachment manufacturer Berlon Industries
• glass fireplace door and hearth accessories manufacturer Design Specialties
• food processing machinery manufacturer Hughes Equipment Company
• pallet manufacturer Pallet USA
• Integrated Medical Partners, which owns a portfolio of health care information technology service businesses

At Blockchain Technologies Corporation we develop and accelerate companies within the blockchain technology space. We research and develop blockchain solutions in-house and expand our national and international operations from our headquarter in the heart of Manhattan.
We have additional offices in Denmark and Greece.

Blue Mountain Capital Group, LLC is a New York-based firm that focuses on creating significant operating value for private equity firms and their portfolio companies, and for other investor-backed companies and their investors.

Pre-deal, we conduct strategic and operational due diligence, including development and execution of value creation plans.

Post-deal, we work with portfolio company management teams to develop and implement high-impact initiatives that drive improvements in revenue growth, EBITDA margins and return on invested capital.

In addition, we use our industry knowledge and network to proactively source private equity investment opportunities, primarily in the consumer, financial services and business services industries. When appropriate, we partner with other private equity sponsors and co-investors to bring these opportunities to fruition.

Founded by Joseph Gabbay and Ralph Gindi in 2006. Bluestar Alliance owns, manages, and markets a portfolio of consumer brands that span across many tiers of distribution from luxury to mass market with a heavy emphasis on department store retail brands.

Bluestone is a private equity firm that invests in lower middle-market companies in the defense and government services arena. The extensive industry-focus and experience of our firm’s principals and investors offers unique insights and value to the management teams of our portfolio companies. Few private equity firms offer the combination of industry-focused intellectual and investment capital that Bluestone has assembled.

BlueWater Equity Partners is a Michigan based private equity firm focusing on high-quality, established businesses in manufacturing, distribution and special situations. BlueWater joins with management of high-quality, seasoned businesses with well thought out operating strategies. We utilize our experience to create value by ensuring that we have focused investments - being a "smart buyer," pinpoint due diligence and engaged management.

Our goal is to add value through combining our experienced operation team with managers and in certain situations commited owners, to increase a company's enterprise value. Our focus on enhancing growth, accelerating capabilities and opportunities helps us position our targeted acquisitions for exits which will yield impressive returns. We focus on a 360° approach to create operational excellence. We pride ourselves on our professional integrity, accountability and performance.

BLUM CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P is an investment banking company based out of 909 MONTGOMERY ST, San Francisco, California, United States.

BMV successfully meets PPE demands by fulfilling orders for government agencies, hospital networks and corporations. We do so by engaging our existing manufacturing partners throughout the globe to produce PPE supply upon request.

Our team is led by c-suite executives with decades of experience in the medical, manufacturing and logistics fields. This expertise is the cornerstone of our ability to act as a trusted, reliable partner to deliver goods during the global pandemic.

Boston Harbor Capital is a private equity firm that invests entrepreneurial capital with experienced business partners in the buyout, growth, and recapitalization of growing lower middle market companies. We focus on companies in the following industries: consumer products and services; Internet, software and hardware; healthcare technology and services; technology enabled manufacturing; business services; and distribution.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Bosworth Capital Partners is a private investment partnership founded in 2008 to identify, acquire and direct the operation of private companies with EBITDA between $750k and $5 million where continued growth and profitability is clearly discernible and our expertise and relationships can assist in creating value over the long-term.

Bosworth simply seeks the best businesses to own and operate. We invest in profitable private companies in growth markets, with the goal of building management teams than can accelerate growth, strengthen our businesses and ultimately become great companies.

Our investment criteria are simple to understand and indicate that we are interested in transactions that larger firms often find too small. For example, our ideal investment size range is $1 million to $15 million, allowing for total transaction values up to approximately $45 million.

We are Boyne Capital, a Florida-based private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Founded over a decade ago, we have invested hundreds of millions of capital in dozens of companies in this space.

We’re also a lot more than this. We take a different approach to investing. A more human approach. One that forges lasting and collaborative relationships with companies whose founders and families are still deeply involved in growing their businesses. One that doesn’t mind seeing things from the ground level. And one that ensures the goals we set for growth are realistic and achievable.

It is this care and commitment to being hands-on, selective, diligent and patient that has led to our successfully investing in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others.

Because ultimately, we at Boyne are more than just investors, we are value cultivators.

Investment criteria:

Size: $10 million to $100 million in annual revenue

Geography: US and Canada

Control: Preferred

Industry: Generalist - current themes detailed below

Management: Continuity preferred, but not required

Bradford Capital is an investment firm involved in providing liquidity to creditors of bankrupt companies. We purchase general unsecured trade claims, lease rejection damages claims, administrative priority claims, pension & severance claims, and litigation claims from suppliers, lenders, constructors and other creditors.

Brener International Group, LLC is a private investment firm based in Beverly Hills, California. They make investments in real estate, as well as small and middle market companies, funding growth strategies, management buyouts, acquisitions and consolidations.

Their firm makes investments in a variety of sectors, including communications, media, entertainment, high-technology, financial, and consumer-focused businesses. They believe strongly in Hispanic markets, and thus They are particularly interested in opportunities that capitalize on the rising spending power of the Hispanic population in the United States.

Brener International Group, LLC is based in Beverly Hills, California.

Brentwood Associates is a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm with a 30-year history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies. Brentwood focuses on investments in growing businesses where it is able to leverage its extensive experience in areas such as: branded consumer products; multi-location strategies; direct-to-customer marketing, including direct mail and e-commerce; niche brands with specialty distribution; education; and business services. Since 1984, Brentwood's dedicated private equity team has invested in over 50 portfolio companies with an aggregate transaction value of over $6 billion. With significant experience in both investing and brand building, Brentwood is a value-added partner with entrepreneurs and senior management teams building world-class companies. For more information about Brentwood, please visit

Brera Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm that specializes in investment in controlling positions in a select group of companies.

Breyer Capital is a global venture capital and private equity investor focused on catalyzing high-impact social and for-profit entrepreneurs. Founded by Jim Breyer in 2006, we are passionate about making long-term, idea-driven strategic investments that support businesses and social entrepreneurs who share our commitment to making a difference.

Bridge Capital Partners, the Cash Flow Management Solution, was established with the purpose of maximizing cash flow for our clients by reducing operational expenses, lowering merchant services costs ,and addressing accounts receivables issues.

At Bridge, we are experts in cash flow management solutions. We focus specifically on the debt collection industry and assist companies in accepting payments more efficiently. We examine every aspect of a company’s current system from software integrations, labor inputs to overall cost. Then we tailor a custom solution to fit the company’s needs. We have built our reputation on our mastery of how this niche industry collects payments, transparent pricing and impeccable customer service.