Aruba Networks, Inc. provides enterprise mobility solutions worldwide. It offers access points that deliver secure Wi-Fi client access to indoor and outdoor enterprise wireless local area network environments; and mobility controllers, which manage wired and wireless access across indoor, outdoor, and remotes locations. The company also provides mobility access switches that enable role-based network access for wired users and devices; and remote access points, which offer wired and wireless network access, zero-touch provisioning, role-based access control, policy-based forwarding, air monitoring, and wireless intrusion protection. In addition, it offers airwave network management for clarity and control over mobile users on multivendor and multisite networks; Aruba Central, a cloud-based management solution designed to provide centralized monitoring, configuration, and reporting for networks; virtual Intranet access client software, a secure Wi-Fi connectivity for Android, iOS, Mac OS, and Windows mobile devices and laptops; and outdoor wireless mesh routers designed to be deployed where wired connectivity is unavailable. Further, the company provides ClearPass access management system to simplify and automate policy management, guest network access, mobile device onboarding, and mobile device health checks. Additionally, it offers Meridian application that engages visitors through their mobile devices by providing indoor wayfinding with turn-by-turn directions, and targeted location-aware push notifications, as well as offers customer support, professional, and training services. The company sells its products to general enterprise, high tech and industrial enterprise, higher and K-12 education, health care, retail, government, financial, and hospitality industries through its direct sales force, value-added resellers and distributors, and original equipment manufacturers. Aruba Networks, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports healthcare information technology, healthcare devices, hardware, and content solutions for healthcare organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual's electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcome and lower cost. In addition, the company provides a range of services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, healthcare data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans. Further, it provides range of complementary hardware and devices for third parties. The company serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. is a business development company specializing in providing venture debt, senior secured loans, and growth capital to privately held venture capital-backed companies at all stages of development including select publicly listed companies and select special opportunity lower middle market companies. The firm provides growth capital financing solutions for capital extension; management buy-out and corporate spin-out financing solutions; company, asset specific, or intellectual property acquisition; convertible, subordinated and/or mezzanine loans; domestic and international expansion; vendor financing; revenue acceleration by sales and marketing development, and manufacturing expansion. It provides asset-based financing with a focus on cash flow; accounts receivable facilities; equipment loans/leases; equipment acquisition; facilities build-out and/or expansion; working capital revolving lines of credit; inventory; and facilities build-out and/or expansion. The firm also provides bridge financing to IPO or mergers and acquisitions or technology acquisition; dividend recapitalizations and other sources of investor liquidity; cash flow financing to protect against share price volatility; competitor acquisition; pre-IPO financing for extra cash on the balance sheet; public company financing to continue asset growth and production capacity; public company financing to continue asset growth and production capacity; short-term bridge financing; and strategic and intellectual property acquisition financings. It also focuses on customized financing solutions, seed and early stage financing, mezzanine and PIPES investments. The firm generally seeks to invest in companies that have been operating for at least six to 12 months prior to the date of their investment. It prefers to invest in technology, energy technology, and life sciences. Within technology the firm focuses on advanced specialty materials and chemicals; communication and networking, consumer and business products; consumer products and services, digital media and consumer internet; electronics and computer hardware; enterprise software and services; healthcare services; information services; internet consumer and business services; media, content and information; mobile; resource management; security software; semiconductors; semiconductors and hardware; and software sector. Within energy technology, it invests in agriculture; clean technology; energy and renewable technology, fuels and power technology; geothermal; smart grid and energy efficiency and monitoring technologies; solar; and wind. Within life sciences, the firm invests in biopharmaceuticals; biotechnology tools; diagnostics; drug discovery, development and delivery; medical devices and equipment; surgical devices; therapeutics; pharma services; and specialty pharmaceuticals. It also invests in educational services. The firm invests primarily in United States based companies and to a lesser extent in foreign companies. The firm also invests in Israel and also considers investment in the Mid-Atlantic regions particularly in the areas of software, biotech and information services. It invests generally between $1 million to $40 million in companies with revenues of $10 million to $200 million, generating EBITDA of $2 million to $15 million, focused primarily on business services, communications, electronics, hardware, and healthcare services. The firm invests primarily in structured debt with warrants and, to a lesser extent, in senior debt and equity investments. For equity investments, the firm seeks to represent a controlling interest in its portfolio companies. It also co-invests with other private equity firms. The firm seeks to exit its investments through initial public offering, a private sale of equity interest to a third party, a merger or an acquisition of the company or a purchase of the equity position by the company or one of its stockholders. Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. was founded in December 2003 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts; McLean, Virginia; and New York, New York.
LTC Properties, Inc. operates as a health care real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It invests in senior housing and long term healthcare properties, including skilled nursing properties, assisted living properties, independent living properties, and combinations through mortgage loans, property lease transactions, and other investments. Its portfolio consists of 89 skilled nursing properties, 102 assisted living properties, 14 other senior housing properties, 2 schools, and a parcel of land under development. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of net taxable income to its stockholders. LTC Properties, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in Westlake Village, California.
Mavenir Systems, Inc. provides software-based telecommunications networking solutions. Its solutions, which are based on its mOne Convergence platform that enables mobile service providers to deliver Internet protocol (IP)-based voice, video, rich communications, and enhanced messaging services through their 2G and 3G networks, and next-generation 4G LTE networks to their subscribers in the United States and internationally. The company offers various voice and video products, including telephony application servers that provide voice, video, and supplementary services through broadband IP networks; voice over LTE interworking function products, which enables voice and SMS services in next-generation LTE networks; media resource function, a media processing engine; mobility application servers; call session control function products that provide subscriber and session management services; equipment identity register that allows operators to control access to mobile networks, deterring device theft and fraud, and enables provisioning of optimized services; and unified access gateway, a multi-application solution to authenticate end-user access to the converged services network. It also provides enhanced messaging products comprising Rich Messaging Server, a flexible IP messaging application server; messaging routers and gateways; presence and resource list servers; and XML document management system, a database system that supports the management and storage of user-generated content. The company sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners and system integrators. Mavenir Systems, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.
Opko Health, Inc., a biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, is engaged in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel and proprietary technologies. It operates in two segments, Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. The company develops a range of solutions to diagnose, treat, and prevent various conditions, including point-of-care tests, laboratory developed tests, molecular diagnostics tests, and proprietary pharmaceuticals, and vaccines. Its product pipeline includes various pharmaceutical compounds and technologies in research and development for a range of indications and conditions. The company's lead products comprise RayaldyTM, a vitamin D prohormone, which in phase III clinical development stage to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with stage III or IV chronic kidney disease and vitamin D insufficiency; and Alpharen, a new and potent non-absorbed phosphate binder to treat hyperphosphatemia in dialysis patients. It also manufactures, sells, and licenses specialty active pharmaceutical ingredients for pharmaceutical companies. In addition, the company is involved in the discovery of new drugs for the treatment of various illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, metabolic disorders, and genetic anomalies; and developing a protein-based influenza vaccine that would offer protection against influenza, as well as has various therapeutic agents for respiratory disorders in clinical development, including products for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic cough. Further, it develops rolapitant, a potent and selective competitive antagonist that has completed phase II clinical testing for prevention of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. It also operates OPKO Lab, a full-service medical laboratory specializing in urologic pathology. The company operates in the United States, Chile, Spain, Israel, Mexico, and Ireland. OPKO Health, Inc. is based in Miami, Florida.
YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants. It operates in five segments: YUM China, YUM India, the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company develops, operates, franchises, and licenses a system of restaurants, which prepare, package, and sell various food items. As of February 4, 2015, it operated approximately 41,000 restaurants in approximately 120 countries and territories primarily under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.