ACOM Co., Ltd. provides a variety of financial services, namely consumer loans, credit cards, installment sales financing, and loan guarantee products. ACOM Co., Ltd. subsidiaries include investment firm AC Ventures and unsecured loan provider EASY BUY in Thailand. ACOM expanded upon its long relationship with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) in 2008 when it became a consolidated subsidiary of MUFG. The move was a way for ACOM to strengthen is consumer loan and guarantee business. As a result of the merger ACOM dissolved its RELATES call center subsidiary.
Founded in 1982 as a subsidiary of Marshall & Ilsley, the firm became independent in 1998. It has completed more than 80 transactions in its history; its current portfolio consists of about 10 firms. Mason Wells focuses its buyout efforts on middle-market firms in the Midwest that are involved in engineered products, specialty paper and packaging, and outsourced business services. Target companies typically have annual revenues ranging from $25 million to $250 million. Mason Wells prefers to be the lead investor and majority shareholder in its portfolio companies; it usually holds onto investments for four to seven years.
VantagePoint Management company (aka VantagePoint Venture Partners) provides long-term capital to primarily technology and health care companies ranging in development from start-up to pre-IPO. VantagePoint is organized around its target markets: information technology, health care, clean technology (which focuses on the application of technology to energy, water, and materials), and Asia. The firm has a dedicated clean tech investment team and oversees one of the largest active venture capital efforts in the sector with more than $1 billion in investments.
CCP Equity Partners was founded in 1985 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut. CCP Equity Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in growth equity, mid and late venture stages, buyouts, middle market, and mature transactions. It prefers to invest in financial and healthcare services companies. The firm typically invests in companies based in North America. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $20 million over the life of an investment. The firm prefers to invest in companies with revenues between $5 million and $100 million. It typically acts as a lead or co-investor.
Pi Capital is a unique investor network that finds exciting growth equity and alternative asset investment opportunities for its members, and negotiates participation in select private equity deals and funds. It allows individual investors to participate in transactions on an opt-in basis that are usually the exclusive preserve of institutions.In addition to investment opportunities, Pi Capital offers its members exclusive vibrant social and educational programmes. Throughout the year, Pi Capital provides a unique platform for members to engage with each other and with expert speakers by hosting topical speaker lunches, charity dinners, and cultural and philanthropic events.Pi Capital members are some of the UK’s most successful and influential business leaders. Members are typically entrepreneurs, CEOs, chairmen and non-executive directors of medium to large private and public companies or full time private investors. Together, they sit on over 600 boards and their combined expertise covers all major UK industries and service sectors.
Pender Financial can drop some serious money on technology. The Canadian merchant bank invests in emerging growth companies, specifically British Columbia firms in high tech fields. Pender Financial Group has sunk about $6 million in what it considers undervalued companies that need some management guidance. One of its biggest money makers is ActiveState Software, which creates open-source software for the Perl, Python, and Tcl programming and scripting languages. Other investments include bio tech venture capitalist Bio FutureFund, high-end marine lighting firm Carmanah, and Web host Radiant Communications.
Impact Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm. Impact Venture are a team of company builders that believes that pursuing one's goals is the most satisfying expression of human talent. Impact Venture seek to join entrepreneurs who share in this belief and in Impact Venture passion for innovation, opportunity and accomplishment. Impact Venture work relentlessly to offer strategic direction, recruit management and create partnerships. Drawing on Impact Venture extensive, nationwide network of corporate and financial relationships, Impact Venture provide our entrepreneurs with access to the resources needed to accelerate growth and achieve market dominance.
Commonwealth Equity Services, Inc. provides investment services to a network of more than 1,000 independent financial advisors throughout the US. Commonwealth Equity Services, Inc. has about $50 billion in assets under management. Commonwealth Equity Services, Inc. also provides support services to its financial advisors that include marketing, compliance, and practice management. Founded by Chairman Joe Deitch in 1979, Commonwealth Equity Services, Inc. is owned by its principals.
Federated Investors, Inc. (Federated), together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is a provider of investment management products and related financial services. The Company sponsors, markets and provides investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts (which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products). Federated provided investment advisory services to 145 Federated-sponsored funds (the Federated Funds) as of December 31, 2009. Federated markets these funds to banks, broker/dealers and other financial intermediaries. Of the 145 Federated Funds, as of December 31, 2009, Federated’s investment advisory subsidiaries managed 50 money market funds totaling $281.5 billion in assets, 47 fixed-income funds with $28.4 billion in assets and 48 equity funds with $21.0 billion in assets.
European Investment Bank (EIB) is the financial backbone of the European Union (EU). Led by finance ministers from EU countries, the bank makes loans for trans-European enterprise and infrastructure projects, focusing on less-developed EU countries. About 90% of the loans go to projects located within the EU; major loan categories are transportation and energy. The bank also offers development aid to some non-European countries. The EIB owns a majority of the European Investment Fund (EIF), which invests in venture capital funds and debt financing for small businesses in the EU.
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