Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company was founded in 1961 and is based in Helsinki, Finland. Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company provides pension insurance solutions. It offers pension advisory services, pension insurance services, services for promoting well-being at work, vocational rehabilitation counseling, customer financing, management of company pension funds, and services related to insuring employment abroad. The company’s earnings-related pension programs secure employees and self-employed persons an income when working is no longer possible due to ageing, disability, or unemployment; and an income for the surviving spouse and children after the death of the family provider. Ilmarinen also provides employee pension and own self-employed person's pension insurance services; and financing services that include client loans consisting of premium loans, investment loans, and subordinated loans to companies. The company offers its pension benefits to approximately 274,000 persons. In addition, Ilmarinen engages in the investment, construction, management, and leasing of commercial and residential properties.
Founded in 1983, Accel Partners traditionally has made early-stage investments in two sectors, software and networking, and has some $3 billion under management. Accel Partners company's investment history includes a who's who of tech powerhouses such as Macromedia, Riverbed, and Facebook. Based in Silicon Valley, Accel also has offices in China, London, and India. Accel looks to invest in companies that were founded by entrepreneurs but are run by experienced management teams. Accel provides strategic financing, recruiting, and business development, among other services.
WELLSPRING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, founded in 1995, is a leading middle-market private equity firm that manages more than $2 billion of private equity capital. The firm’s objective is to bring partnership, experience and value creation to each investment. By teaming up with strong management, Wellspring is able to unlock underlying value and pursue new growth opportunities through strategic initiatives, operating improvements and add-on acquisitions. The firm functions as a strategic rather than tactical partner, providing management teams with top-line support, M&A experience and financial expertise, and access to resources. Wellspring has one of the best track records in private equity; its capital and reputation bring certainty to every transaction.
Sigma Capital Group plc (Sigma), together with its subsidiaries is a specialist asset management and advisory company focused on venture capital, property and the commercialization of university intellectual property (IP). The Company’s property activities are carried out through its wholly owned subsidiary, Strategic Investment Management Holdings Ltd (SIMH) and its subsidiary companies, which establish and operate limited partnerships investing in commercial property in the United Kingdom. As of December 31, 2009, the Company manages, and is an investor in four venture funds and two university funds, the Sigma Technology Venture Fund (the Venture Fund), the Sigma Innovation Fund (East of Scotland) (the Innovation Fund), the Sigma Sustainable Energies Fund (the Sustainable Energies Fund), the Sigma Sustainable Energy Fund II (the Sustainable Energy Fund II), the RGU Ventures Investment Fund (the RGU Fund), and the University of Dundee Venture Fund (the Dundee Fund).
Stone Point Capital is a private equity firm that has been making investments in the global financial services industry for more than twenty years. Led by Charles A. Davis, Stephen Friedman, Meryl D. Hartzband and James D. Carey, Stone Point have an extensive track record of investing throughout various financial services industries. Stone Point has raised and managed four private equity funds – the Trident Funds – with aggregate committed capital of $5.4 billion. In addition to the capital invested and committed by the Trident Funds, since 2001 Stone Point have secured approximately $4.5 billion of additional equity co-investments and commitments. Stone Point team of more than thirty investment professionals and senior advisors has a long and successful record of making private equity investments and managing businesses in the financial services industry.
Mutual of America Life Insurance was founded in 1945 and is based in New York, New York with regional offices in the United States. It has satellite offices in Alaska and Hawaii. Mutual of America Life Insurance Company, a registered broker-dealer, provides pension and retirement-related products, programs, and services in the United States. Mutual of America Life Insurance company provides group and individual variable accumulation annuities, and related services for the pension, retirement, and long-range savings. The company also offers universal life insurance, group life insurance, and group disability products. It also operates equity, retirement, fixed income, asset allocation, and balanced funds.
Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management LLC was founded in May 1984 and is based in San Diego, California, with additional offices in New York, New York, and London, United Kingdom. It operates as a subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors of America LP. Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management LLC is a privately owned investment manager. The firm also provides advisory services to its clients. It caters to individuals, banking or thrift institutions, investment companies, pension and profit sharing plans, pooled investment vehicles, charitable organizations, corporations, state or municipal government entities, union, foundations, endowments, and foreign entities. The firm manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. It also manages mutual funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, emerging, and alternative markets across the globe. It invests in growth and value stocks of ultra micro-cap, micro-cap, small-cap, mid-cap, and large-cap companies. The firm invests in U.S. convertibles to make its alternative investments. It employs a combination of a top-down and a bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolios.
Francisco Partners Management LLC was founded in August 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California. Francisco Partners Management LLC is a private equity firm specializing in financing divisional spinouts, divisional buyouts including divestiture, acquisitions and "take privates" of public companies, sponsored mergers and acquisitions, acquisitions of private and public companies, strategic minority investments in public and private companies, fallen angels, management buyouts, growth equity financing, recapitalizations, and restructurings. In growth equity financing, the firm seeks to invest in industry roll-ups, joint ventures, and adjacent market opportunities that may evolve from situations such as post-venture capital funding needs, sponsor changes, or assets hidden within larger companies. It prefers to invest in mature or maturing technology and technology-related companies. The firm seeks to invest in communications, hardware, information technology services and software, healthcare technology, outsourcing and transaction processing services, semiconductors and capital equipment, electronic product distributors, electronics components, systems, and manufacturing, business process outsourcing (BPO), security and enterprise application and infrastructure software, and communications service providers. It prefers to invest in companies with enterprise values ranging from $25 million to $2 billion.
Mayfield Fund was founded in 1969 and is based in Menlo Park, California. Mayfield Fund is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in incubation, seed, series A, early stage, later stage, growth stage, and mid market investments. The firm does not invest in publicly traded companies and in companies that are not technology-based. It seeks to invest in technology companies with a focus on consumer, enterprise, energy tech, healthcare, communication service providers, and semiconductors chips and components sectors. Within enterprise sector, the firm invests in online marketing and advertising, business application, infrastructure, software, and equipment companies. Within semiconductors chips and components sectors, it invests in communications and application-specific devices. Within energy tech sector, the firm focuses on energy efficiency, management, and cleantech opportunities. It also seeks investments in business services, digital media, engineering services, consumer Internet services, interactive entertainment, retail, power ancillary, media, networking components and systems, mobile communications, and business-to-business e-commerce.
iStar Financial Inc. operates as a finance company focusing on the commercial real estate industry. iStar Financial Inc. provides custom-tailored financing to high-end private and corporate owners of real estate. iStar Financial Inc. financing products include senior and mezzanine real estate debt, senior and mezzanine corporate capital, corporate net lease financing, and equity. iStar Financial Inc. also involves in corporate tenant leasing business, which provides capital to corporations and others who control facilities leased primarily to single creditworthy customers. As of December 31, 2008, iStar Financial owned 362 office, industrial, entertainment, hotel, and retail facilities in 39 states. iStar Financial Inc. qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. iStar Financial Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in New York, New York.
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