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.
Aware, Inc. develops and sells software and services to the biometrics industry. Its products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems, which are capable of determining or verifying an individual's identity. The principal applications of biometrics systems include border control, law enforcement, national defense, secure credentialing, access control, and background checks. The company's products offer interoperable, standards-compliant, field-proven biometric functionality, and are used to capture, verify, format, compress, and decompress biometric images, as well as aggregate, analyze, process, and transport the images within biometric systems. It sells a range of software products for fingerprint, facial, and iris modalities; and offers engineering services related to software customization, integration, and installation, as well as complete systems development. The company sells its biometrics software products and services through systems integrators, OEMs, and directly to end user customers worldwide. Aware, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Bedford, 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.
China Ceramics Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells ceramic tiles for exterior siding and interior flooring, and design in residential and commercial buildings in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It provides porcelain tiles, glazed tiles, glazed porcelain tiles, rustic tiles, ultra-thin tiles, and polished glazed tiles. The company sells its products under the Hengda, Hengdeli, Pottery Capital of Tang Dynasty, TOERTO, and WULIQIAO brands through a network of distributors, as well as directly to property developers. China Ceramics Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Jinjiang City, the People's Republic of China.
China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited operates as a contract manufacturer of cold-rolled narrow strip steel products in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company converts steel manufactured by third parties into thin steel sheets and strips. It primarily serves food and industrial packaging, construction and household decorations materials, electrical appliances, and telecommunications wires and cables industries. The company sells its products directly to manufacturers or through distributors. The company was formerly known as Golden Green Enterprises Limited and changed its name to China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited in December 2009. China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited is based in Zhengzhou, the People's Republic of China.
Cleantech Solutions International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells forged products and fabricated products to a range of clean technology customers in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through two segments, Forged Rolled Rings and Related Components, and Dyeing and Finishing Equipment. The Forged Rolled Rings and Related Components segment offers precision forged rolled rings, shafts, flanges, and other forged components for the wind power and other industries. It also manufactures and sells test subassemblies for solar cell manufacturing equipment. This segment sells its forged rolled rings and other related products to the manufacturers of industrial equipment. The Dyeing and Finishing Equipment segment designs, manufactures, and distributes a line of proprietary high and low temperature dyeing and finishing machinery, which are used in dyeing yarns such as pure cotton, cotton-polyester, terylene, polyester wool, poly-acrylic fiber, nylon, cotton ramie, and wool yarn. The company was formerly known as China Wind Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Cleantech Solutions International, Inc. in June 2011. Cleantech Solutions International, Inc. is based in Wuxi City, 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.
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.