American Capital, Ltd. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in management and employee buyouts, subordinated debt, leveraged finance, mezzanine, acquisition, recapitalization, middle market, early venture, mature, industry consolidation, and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in senior debt mezzanine, unitranche, and equity financing for buyouts of private equity firms and direct in private and public companies. It also invests in special situations and in government. In special situations, the firm invests in troubled situations and in distressed situations. The firm also considers smaller investments as add-on acquisitions for existing portfolio companies. In this area, it invests in acquisitions of true turnarounds, 363 auctions, portfolio add-on acquisitions, operationally challenged companies; financings in exit, ABL loans, second lien refinance, and direct lending to distressed companies. The firm invests in manufacturing, services, and distribution companies with a special focus on energy sector. The firm also invests in infrastructure and structured products. The firm also invests in business services, consumer products and services, industrial, healthcare and food companies. The firm prefers to invest in Information Technology focusing on Custom information technology solutions, Technology and software enabling headcount reduction, and Technology and software enabling cost reductions in conducting transactions with or within government. The firm also invests in digital media and entertainment, internet and consumer related, communications, mobile and wireless, security and data center infrastructure, software and services, semiconductor, and other innovative technologies. The firm also invests in a variety of industry sectors, including life science services, medical device, medical tools and equipment, and healthcare services, among others. In energy production sector, the firm invests in lower risk oil and gas exploration, production and development; natural gas liquids; coal mining and coal-fired generation; uranium mining and nuclear-fired generation; wind-powered generation; and solar-powered generation. In energy transmission sector, the firm invests in oil and gas pipelines; LNG tankers and regasification facilities; and power transmission. In energy distribution sector, it targets propane distribution; gas distribution; electricity distribution. In energy services sector, the firm invests in oil and gas services and utility services. The firm also targets investments in companies that provide services or products to federal, state or local governments. It seeks to invest in human resources/benefit administration, outsourcing, transaction processing, engineering and construction, logistics, original equipment manufacturers homeland security and component, aftermarket parts and supplies, and technology. It also invests in real estate and insurance. It invests as lead or participative investor and also makes equity co-investments. The firm seeks to invest globally focusing on Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Mid-Atlantic, New England, North East Unites States, Canada, Central America & Mexico, and Caribbean. The firm and its affiliates invest between $10 million to $750 million per company in North America and 10 ($13.34 million) to 400 million ($533.99 million) per company in Europe. The firm's investment range is between $5 million and $25 million and higher depending on the opportunity. The firm targets new investments with at least $4 million in EBITDA and enterprise values of typical transaction from $20 million and $500 million. The firm invests senior debt, subordinated debt and equity allows us to provide one-stop financing up to $500 million. The firm also has the resources to deploy over $100 million into high growth later stage companies. In special situations group, the firm invests between $20 million and $750 million per transaction in a variety of investments, including: buyouts operational turnarounds, corporate orphans and carve-outs, complex management buyouts, financings dip financings, exit financings, and mezzanine financings for sponsored buyouts. In buyouts, the firm invests in companies having Enterprise Value of up to $1600 million. In federal, state and local government, the firm invests between $10 million and $500 million in a single transaction. The firm prefers to be a majority or minority investor and makes direct minority investments of subordinated debt, senior debt and equity in middle market private and public companies. The firm prefers to take minority ownership position of up to 49%. American Capital, Ltd. was founded in 1986 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland with additional offices in United States, Europe, and Asia.
AEGON N.V. (AEGON) is a holding company that, through its member companies that are collectively referred to as AEGON or the AEGON Group, operates as a life insurance and pension company. The Company's businesses focus on life insurance, pensions, savings and investment products. The AEGON Group is also active in accident, supplemental health, general insurance and some limited banking activities. The Company's major markets are the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In addition, AEGON operates in over 20 other markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The AEGON Group has four geographic segments: the Americas (which include the United States, Canada and Mexico), the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Other Countries, which include Hungary, Spain, Taiwan, China, Poland and a number of other countries with smaller operations. In December 2007, AEGON USA acquired 100% of the shares of Merrill Lynch Life Insurance Company and ML Life Insurance Company of New York.
Atlantic Power Corporation owns and operates a fleet of power generation assets in the United States and Canada. As of December 31, 2013, its power generation projects in operation had an aggregate gross electric generation capacity of approximately 2,948 megawatts consisting of interests in 28 operational power generation projects across 11 states in the United States and 2 provinces in Canada. The company also holds a 300 megawatts wind farm project located in Oklahoma; and a 53 megawatts biomass project under construction in Georgia. Atlantic Power Corporation sells its electricity to utilities and other commercial customers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
China Auto Logistics Inc. sells and trades in imported automobiles in the People's Republic of China. It operates through six segments: Sales of Automobiles, Financing Services, Web-Based Advertising Services, Automobile Value Added Services, Airport Auto Mall Automotive Services, and Auto Mall Management Services. The company also offers financing services, including letter of credit issuance, purchase deposit financing, and import duty advances services, as well as automobile value-added services comprising customs clearance, storage, and delivery services. In addition, it provides Web-based advertising services through its Websites, such as at188.com that provides sales and trading information related to imported automobiles, as well as parts and components information; and at160.com, which offers price comparison, and sales and trading information. Further, the company offers airport auto mall automotive services; and auto mall management services. It primarily serves authorized dealers and agents, free traders or wholesalers, individual customers, and auto mall operators. The company is headquartered in Tianjin, the People's Republic of China.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc. operates as a post-secondary education company. The company offers various diploma programs, as well as associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. It also provides training program in healthcare, criminal justice, business, mechanical, trades, and information technology areas. The company's diploma curricula includes medical assisting, medical insurance billing and coding, massage therapy, dental assisting, pharmacy technician, medical administrative assisting, surgical technology, automotive and diesel technology, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and licensed practical nursing programs. Its degree curriculum comprises business administration, accounting, paralegal, criminal justice, medical assisting, and registered nursing programs. Corinthian Colleges, Inc. also provides online programs in business, criminal justice, criminal investigations, accounting, computer information science, and paralegal. As of June 30, 2013, it operated 97 schools in 25 states of the United States and 14 schools in the province of Ontario, Canada with a total of 81,284 student enrollments under the Everest, WyoTech, and Heald brand names. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Santa Ana, California.
Callon Petroleum Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties properties in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2013, its estimated net proved reserves totaled 14.9 million barrel of oil equivalent, including 11.9 million barrels of oil and 17.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Natchez, Mississippi.
CYS Investments, Inc., a specialty finance company, invests in residential mortgage pass-through certificates in the United States. It also focuses on investing in residential mortgage-backed securities that are issued and the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by a federally chartered corporation (Agency RMBS); collateralized mortgage obligations issued by a government agency or government-sponsored entity that are collateralized by Agency RMBS; and debt securities issued by the United States Department of Treasury or a government sponsored entity. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. The company was formerly known as Cypress Sharpridge Investments, Inc. and changed its name to CYS Investments, Inc. in September 2011. CYS Investments, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Centrais Eltricas Brasileiras S.A. Eletrobrs, together with its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Brazil. It projects, builds, and operates generating power plants, and electric power transmission and distribution lines. As of December 31, 2013, it owned and operated 33 hydroelectric plants; 124 thermal plants, including coal and oil power generation units with an installed capacity of 4,556 Megawatts (MW); and 2 nuclear power plants with an installed capacity of 1,990 MW. The company also operates 64,400 km of transmission lines and 6 power distributors that serve approximately 3.8 million consumers. In addition, it operates as an electricity trading agent. Centrais Eltricas Brasileiras S.A. Eletrobrs was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Braslia, Brazil.
ECA Marcellus Trust I owns royalty interests in producing and development horizontal natural gas wells for Energy Corporation of America (ECA). The company owns royalty interests in 14 producing horizontal natural gas wells producing from the Marcellus Shale formation located in Greene County, Pennsylvania; and royalty interests in 52 horizontal natural gas development wells drilled to the Marcellus Shale formation consisting of approximately 9,300 acres held by ECA in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Its royalty interests in the producing wells entitle the company to receive 90% of the proceeds from the sale of production of natural gas attributable to ECA's interest in the producing wells; and royalty interests in the development wells allow the company to receive 50% of the proceeds from the sale of production of natural gas attributable to ECA's interest in the development wells. ECA Marcellus Trust I was founded in 2010 and is based in Austin, Texas.
Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by Eaton Vance Corp. It is co-managed by Eaton Vance Management and Rampart Investment Management Company, Inc. The fund invests in the public equity markets of the United States. It primarily invests in diversified sectors including Information Technology, Energy, Financial, Healthcare, and Industrials. The fund invests in the stocks of large-cap and mid-cap companies with a focus on investing in companies with above average growth and financial condition against valuation in selecting individual securities. Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund was formed on October 29, 2004 and is domiciled in the Boston, Massachusetts.