SVB Capital, the investment arm of SVB Financial Group/Silicon Valley Bank, leverages SVB Financial Group’s nearly three decades of commitment in the industry to provide investors superior access to over-subscribed and invitation-only Venture Capital funds and company financings, as well as compelling niche managers. The SVB platform provides SVB Capital with robust relationships which drive access, as well as comprehensive and detailed information which is utilized to assist in the sourcing and selection of top performing funds. SVB Capital’s funds include venture and growth capital fund of funds, separate accounts, and direct investment funds (including secondary strategies) that invest in both the U.S. and international markets.
New Atlantic Ventures Fund
NAV makes seed and early-stage investments in businesses targeting high-growth emerging mass markets. We have been active investors in the e-commerce, digital media and mobility sectors for over ten years. As active investors, we generally lead a company's first round of institutional financing, and partner with entrepreneurs who have the energy, vision, experience and passion to build great companies.
We believe that small VC funds, run by GPs who are former entrepreneurs, focused on early-stage investing, in companies with capital efficient business models can consistently produce exceptional returns. Our funds are top decile performers, and have delivered a 13% annual net IRR to LPs over the last over the last 12 years.
Our LP base includes top groups from Europe and the United States, with a cross-section of pensions, endowments, fund of funds and family offices.
Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Pegasus” or the “Firm”) was founded in 1996 by Craig Cogut and has offices in Cos Cob, CT and New York City. Pegasus currently manages over $2.0 billion in capital commitments through four private equity partnerships (the “Prior Funds”) and limited partner related co-investments. The Firm has made more than 80 investments since its inception. The Firm, a value oriented investor and provider of structured capital solutions, will employ a flexible investment strategy with a concentration on investments in companies that are uniquely positioned to benefit from long- term growth trends with a focus on resource scarcity. The Firm delivers industry leading, risk adjusted returns by building fundamental underlying value in its portfolio companies, building knowledge in attractive industry sectors, sourcing proprietary deal flow and employing creative, conservative deal structures.
The Camelot Group The Camelot Group is an Investment and Advisory firm that provides independent and sophisticated advice to institutions, corporations, partnerships, governments and individuals in the Alternative Asset and Private Equity Industries. We focus on long-term relationships, consistent advisory practices and precise execution of transactions. Our professionals have been trusted advisors to Corporations, Institutions, Limited Partners, and General Partners around the globe. Our Investment and Advisory practice focuses on the acquisitions and divestitures of limited partner interests, portfolios of direct investments, and Corporate Assets in the Alternative Asset and Private Equity markets.
Thomas H. Lee Partners Thomas H. Lee Partners is a leading private equity firm based in Boston, MA. We focus on identifying and obtaining substantial ownership positions in large growth-oriented companies where we can add managerial and strategic expertise to create value for our partners. As one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms, Thomas H. Lee Partners has raised approximately $22 billion of equity capital and invested in more than 100 businesses with an aggregate purchase price of more than $125 billion. We seek to build companies of lasting value while generating superior returns for our investors and operating partners.
Novak Biddle Venture Partners Novak Biddle Venture Partners was established in 1997 to provide equity financing and assistance to the management of young, information technology companies. NBVP is backed by a number of the country’s most prestigious limited partners, and has over $580 million under management. We seek investment opportunities where the combination of ideas, dollars, experience, and relationships can create long-term, sustainable value. While we believe that the vast majority of business plans we receive have many of the makings of viable companies, we are looking for additional key features in the businesses in which we invest.
Pantheon Pantheon has 164 employees (as of 1st April 2011) with over US$23.1 billion in assets under management (as of 30th September 2010). Pantheon has invested in more than 1,000 private equity funds since its inception in 1982.
Pantheon is owned by senior members of the Pantheon team and Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. This ownership structure, with Pantheon management owning a meaningful share of the equity in the business, provides a framework for long-term succession and enables Pantheon management to continue to direct the firm’s day-to-day operations.
Originally formed in 1982 as the private equity investment division of GT Management in London, Pantheon's management acquired the private equity division in 1988 through a management buyout. Pantheon was then acquired by Russell Investments in 2004.
NEA is the entrepreneur’s venture capital firm.
When it is time to take a promising business or business idea to the next level, entrepreneurs want a venture partner who understands and believes in the power of big dreams, bold visions and fresh ideas that have the power to change an industry, a sector, the world.
Moreover, entrepreneurs want a venture partner who knows what it takes—through first-hand experience and carefully nurtured relationships—to make a company succeed, to turn an idea into an action, and to make a plan a reality.
For more than 30 years, NEA has been helping to build great companies. Our committed capital has grown to $11 billion and we’ve funded more than 650 companies in the Information Technology, Energy Technology and Healthcare sectors.
Remaining nimble as we’ve grown—with more than 65 investment professionals working out of our offices in the US, India, and China and investing across the globe—NEA is the entrepreneur's venture capital firm, consistently ranking among the top firms in portfolio IPOs each year. Since its founding, the firm has backed more than 165 companies that have gone public and invested in more than 255 companies that have been successfully merged or acquired—more liquidity events than any other venture capital firm.
Whether you are seeking investment to get your idea off the ground or looking to propel a proven idea toward greatness, NEA is the venture partner who will be there—because we’ve been there—every step of the way.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
With more than 800 lawyers in 14offices, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
LLP is one of the world’s largest law firms. Our team of dealmakers, litigators and policy lawyers and advisors collaborate with a single goal:
thesuccess of our clients.
Akin Gump has a deep bench of investment funds specialists and a long track record of leading deals on behalf of private equity funds and their portfolio companies. We apply a lifecycle approach to private equity representations, offering the full suite of services, from formation, tax structuring and regulatory compliance to execution of transactions.
We routinely organize private equity funds, and assist with capital raising, ERISA and management incentivization, and complex tax concerns. We help financial sponsors in connection with all of their transactional needs, including evaluating opportunities, structuring financing arrangements and devising exit strategies. We have extensive experience with all manner of business combinations – across industries and geographies - including acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, carve-out transactions, and joint ventures and strategic alliances. We leverage our footprint to help clients effectively and efficiently address the regulatory and economic implications of executing a global investment strategy, and advise on sophisticated cross-border transactions in developed and emerging markets around the world.
Pathway Capital Management, LLC Pathway Capital Management, LLC, is one of the most experienced and largest private equity fund-of-funds managers in the world, with an average of more than 19 years of private equity experience among its senior investment team and more than $23 billion of assets under management. Formed in 1991, Pathway creates and manages single- and multi-investor private equity funds of funds for institutional investors worldwide. Since our inception, we have participated in the development of more than 60 private equity portfolios, committing over $50 billion to more than 300 private equity funds across a wide variety of private equity strategies through varying market cycles.
Pathway is independent, 100% employee owned by its 16 senior professionals, and focused solely on investing with only the highest-quality private equity managers in the world—in both primary and secondary investment opportunities—on behalf of our investors. Having private equity as our only line of business allows us to devote substantially all of our resources to the development of high-quality private equity portfolios and the delivery of exceptional returns and service to our investors.
Pathway has over 100 employees, including 36 investment professionals, and importantly, has never lost a senior investment professional in its history. This depth and stability yields an employee-to-client ratio of approximately 2:1, which translates into exceptional service for our investors.
Pathway's senior professionals have established long-term relationships with leading private equity managers and a reputation in the industry that we believe give us continued access to high-quality investments. As a result, Pathway has consistently created successful private equity programs for investors and has remained a leader among private equity fund-of-funds managers.
Pathway operates from offices in Southern California, Rhode Island, and London, and has a strong presence in Asia via our strategic alliance with Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. (TMA), an asset management firm with offices throughout Asia. TMA is a subsidiary of Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance Co, Ltd., the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer in Japan.
Pathway is registered as an investment adviser with the SEC in the United States and as a portfolio manager and exempt market dealer in Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan, Canada. Pathway's wholly owned UK subsidiary is regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority.
U.S. Department of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce has a broad mandate to advance economic growth and jobs and opportunities for the American people. It has cross cutting responsibilities in the areas of trade, technology, entrepreneurship, economic development, environmental stewardship and statistical research and analysis.
The products and services the department provides touch the lives of Americans and American companies in many ways, including weather forecasts, the decennial census, and patent and trademark protection for inventors and businesses.
The development of commerce to provide new opportunities was the central goal at the department's beginning in 1903 and it remains a primary obligation today.
The Secretary of Commerce oversees a $6.5 billion budget and approximately 38,000 employees.