Standard & Poor's is the gold standard of credit reporting, albeit slightly tarnished by the credit crisis of 2008. Standard & Poor's (commonly known as S&P) is a business segment of publishing house McGraw-Hill. With operations in some 20 countries, Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC provides the investment community with independent credit ratings on such financial vehicles as stocks, mutual funds, corporate bonds, and municipal bonds. In addition to its credit ratings, risk management, investment research, data, and valuations, Standard & Poor's is known for its indexes, including the S&P 500 index. Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC roots reach back to 1860; S&P was acquired by McGraw-Hill just over a century later.
Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., along with its affiliates, is one of the world's leading private investment firms. Through its team of investment and operations professionals, Cerberus specializes in providing both financial resources and operational expertise to help transform undervalued companies into industry leaders for long-term success and value creation. Cerberus holds controlling or significant minority interests in companies around the world. Cerberus is headquartered in New York City with affiliate and/or advisory offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Westchester Technology Advisors was founded in London in 1993 and expanded into the US (Westchester Associates) in 2002. Westchester Technology Advisors wants to bring the art of the deal to mid-market technology companies. The firm offers mergers and acquisitions assistance to both buyers and sellers, helping tech companies (with a focus on software and service providers) identify acquisition targets, perform due diligence, negotiate, and implement post-acquisition strategies. The company is active in Europe and the US; clients served include IT services provider Netstore and printer supplier Danka Business Systems.
BNY Mellon Asset Servicing B.V. was founded in 1998 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with additional offices in Breda, the Netherlands; London, the United Kingdom; Frankfurt, Germany; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Singapore, Singapore; and Beijing, China. BNY Mellon Asset Servicing B.V. operates as a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon. BNY Mellon Asset Servicing B.V. provides custody and custody-related services to institutional investors in the Netherlands and internationally. The company’s custody services include safekeeping, settlement, cash management, income collection, tax reclamation, corporate actions, online reporting, foreign exchange, proxy voting, and market information. Its custody-related services include investment accounting, regulatory reporting, compliance monitoring, performance measurement and investment analytics, transition management, commission recapture, securities lending, multinational reporting, asset pooling, derivatives processing and transaction cost analysis, OTC derivative valuation, and trustee and depositary services.BNY Mellon Asset Servicing B.V. company offers securities lending auction services, which is delivered via its auction platform, i-BID. It serves various types of financial institutions, including asset management companies, insurance companies, banks, and investment funds management companies, as well as pension funds. BNY Mellon Asset Servicing B.V. has strategic partnerships with ABN AMRO Asset Management, CIBC Mellon, Dreyfus, Eagle Investment System Corp, Mellon Institutional Asset Management, and Mellon Global Investments. It was formerly known as ABN AMRO Mellon Global Securities Services B.V.
H.I.G. Capital was founded in 1993 and is based in Miami, Florida with additional offices across the United States and Europe. H.I.G. Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in seed or startups, early, mid, and late stage; management and leveraged buyouts; add on acquisitions; mature businesses; industry consolidation; corporate divestitures; recapitalization transactions; turnarounds; growth or development capital; distressed credits and shares; and public to private transactions of small and middle market companies. It also invests in underperforming businesses. The firm does not invest in industries that are highly cyclical or capital intensive. It primarily invests in small and medium sized companies in the manufacturing, business services, specialty chemicals, promotional products, plastic molding, consumer products, oil recycling and water filtration, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical manufacturing services sectors. The firm typically makes investments ranging between €2 million ($3 million) to €100 million ($150.27 million). It prefers to invest in companies based in the United States and Europe. The firm seeks to invest in companies with revenues up to $500 million; enterprise value between $50 million and $500 million; and an EBITDA between $5 million and $150 million. It invests in the form of equity and debt.
Union Financiere de France Banque SA Company offers asset management services to nearly 128,000 individuals and nearly 18,000 companies in France. Union Financiere de France Banque SA company employs more than 1,000 advisors throughout the nation. Union Financiere de France Banque has been increasing its marketing efforts toward upper-income individuals: It has employed such slogans as the bank which makes you long to be a capitalist and has used images of Karl Marx and Mao Tse-tung in capitalist garb for its advertising. Life insurer Aviva Vie (part of Aviva) owns more than three-quarters of Union Financiere de France Banque.
300 North Capital, LLC was founded in 1951 and is based in Pasadena, California. 300 North Capital, LLC is a privately owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to investment companies, high net worth individuals, pooled investment vehicles, pension and profit sharing plans, and state or municipal government entities. It also caters to charitable organizations, corporations, public funds, endowments, Taft-Hartley plans, and foundations. The firm manages separate client-focused equity portfolios. It also manages mutual funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity markets of the United States. It invests in growth stocks of small-cap and mid-cap companies to create its equity portfolios. The firm employs a fundamental analysis to make its investments. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolios against the Russell 2000 Growth Index, Russell 2500 Growth Index, Russell Midcap Growth Index, and HFRX Equity Hedge Index.
Apollo Investment Corporation was incorporated in April 2004, and is based in New York, New York. Apollo Investment Corporation (Apollo Investment) is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company (BDC). Its investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. Apollo Investment invests primarily in middle-market companies in the form of mezzanine and senior secured loans, as well as by making equity investments. It may also invest in the securities of public companies. The Company’s portfolio is comprised primarily of investments in long-term subordinated debt, referred to as mezzanine debt and senior secured loans of private middle-market companies, and from time to time includes equity interests, such as common stock, preferred stock, warrants or options. Apollo Investment Management, L.P. (AIM) is the investment adviser for the Company.
In 1980, GTCR pioneered and investment thesis founded on the principle of growth through committed relationships with management partners. GTCR manages more than $8 billion in equity and mezzanine capital invested in a wide range of companies and industries. The firm principally invests in high-growth industries, including financial services and technology, healthcare, and information services and technology. Growth strategies are driven by industry dynamics and generally include a combination of acquisitions and internal growth.Capital under management is primarily provided by pension funds, endowments, and foundations. Portfolio company executives and the principals of GTCR have made significant investments in each of GTCR's funds. The firm's principals have invested in more than 100 companies, and are recognized for their ability to create value consistently throughout the investment life cycle.
Raymond James is a diversified financial services holding company with subsidiaries engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to investment banking and asset management. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. performs trade execution, securities processing, equity research, and investment banking services for institutional clients in North America and Europe. The unit also offers clearing services to fellow Raymond James Financial subsidiary, Raymond James Financial Services. Planning Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of RJA, sells insurance and annuities.
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