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HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. In nearly 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $24 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.
BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, L.P. is a $116 million corporate venture fund sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The fund invests in promising emerging companies of strategic relevance to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. Through an exclusive arrangement, management of the Fund is shared between participating Blue Plans, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and Sandbox Industries.
Sandbox Industries is a venture capital and business incubation firm located in Chicago. Sandbox is managed by leaders in identifying and commercializing novel ideas and technologies. The Sandbox team utilizes its network and unique combination of operational, strategic, and financial expertise to provide access to customers, capital, and connections when building market-leading companies. Sandbox is also the exclusive fund manager of BCBS Venture Partners.
H.I.G. is a leading private equity and venture capital investment firm with more than $1 Billion of equity capital under management. We have offices in Miami, Atlanta, Boston and San Francisco. We specialize in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. We align ourselves with visionary management teams and entrepreneurs, who take substantial equity positions in their companies, and help build businesses of significant value. Our team has substantial operating, consulting, technology and financial management experience, enabling us to contribute meaningfully to our portfolio companies. H.I.G.Ventures invests in promising early stage technology companies. Its affiliate, H.I.G. Capital, invests in management-led buyouts or recapitalizations of well established, profitable, and well managed manufacturing and service businesses. Since our founding in 1993, we have been an active investor, acquiring more than forty businesses, and have provided growth capital to a long list of promising early stage technology companies. While our prominent position and reputation in the southeast has attracted many businesses in the region to us, we invest in attractive companies throughout the United States.
Boston Millennia Partners provides private equity financing to high growth companies in the healthcare, life sciences, telecommunications, and information technology industries. Our team brings over one hundred years of combined private equity experience to the investment process. Our broad experience, combined with expertise in finance; operations; engineering; life sciences research and development; partnering with pharmaceutical companies; business development; executive recruiting; and law provides significant value to the companies in which we invest. The growth and success of our portfolio companies have, in turn, allowed us to grow and expand our capital base to over $700 million.
Paladin Capital Group is a private equity investment firm dedicated to achieving superior long-term capital appreciation, typically through privately negotiated equity and equity related transactions in private and in certain cases, public companies. Collectively, Paladin’s Principals have completed over 100 direct and co-investments in a wide range of industries, including financial services, the Internet, telecommunications, undersea and terrestrial fiber optic cables and systems, healthcare, assisted living, entertainment, transportation, technology facilities maintenance, defense/aerospace, apparel and shipbuilding.
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a global financial services firm and a market leader in securities, investment management, and credit services. With more than 600 offices in 30 countries, Morgan Stanley connects people, ideas and capital to help clients achieve their financial aspirations. Morgan Stanley is one of the world's largest diversified financial services companies, with a reputation for excellence in advice and execution on a global scale.
In amounts ranging from $250,000 to $4 million, Cordova invests in privately-held companies at varying stages of development, including seed and start-up, early-stage and later-stage growth. The firm invests primarily in the Southeast in a wide variety of companies with concentration in information technology, communications, industrial technologies, healthcare services, telecommunications, financial services and real estate development equity financing. The firm currently has thirteen general partners.
Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) is a private group seeking investments in early stage technology companies based in Atlanta. ATA has invested in 23 Atlanta technology companies between 1999 and 2003. ATA is an active source of private capital to local entrepreneurs and the Atlanta technology community.