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 $10 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.
Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions for semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences markets. The company's Brooks Product Solutions segment provides a range of products and solutions that enable enhanced throughput and yield in controlled operating environments. This segment offers atmospheric and vacuum robots, robotic modules, and tool automation systems that provide precision handling and clean wafer environments, as well as vacuum pumping and thermal management solutions used to create and control critical process vacuum applications. Its Brooks Global Services segment provides a range of support services, including repair services, diagnostic support services, and installation services to enable the customers to enhance process tool uptime and productivity. This segment also offers spare parts to end-user customers for the enhancement of customer tool productivity. The company's Brooks Life Science Systems segment provides automated sample management systems for automated cold sample storage, equipment for sample preparation and handling, consumables, and parts and support services to a range of life science customers, including pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, national laboratories, research institutes, and research hospitals. Brooks Automation, Inc. markets its products through its direct sales organizations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. It has a strategic collaboration agreement with Chart Industries, Inc. to develop and distribute automated cryogenic storage solutions. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company, through its subsidiaries, invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, real estate-related securities, and various other asset classes. Its targeted asset classes include non-agency RMBS, such as investment-grade and non-investment grade classes; agency RMBS; insured loans; and first or second lien loans secured by multifamily properties, mixed residential or other commercial properties, retail properties, office properties, and industrial properties. The company's other asset-backed (ABS) securities include commercial mortgage-backed securities, debt and equity tranches of collateralized debt obligations, and consumer and non-consumer ABS, as well as hedging instruments. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its share holders. Chimera Investment Corporation was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.
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.
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.
Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to industrial, residential, commercial, and rural customers primarily in the State of Paran, Brazil. As of December 31, 2013, the company operated 19 hydroelectric plants, 1 wind plant, and 1 thermoelectric plant with a total installed capacity of 4,756.1 megawatts; and owned and operated 2,173.5 kilometers of transmission lines and 187,876.5 kilometers of distribution lines. It holds concessions to distribute electricity in 394 municipalities in the State of Paran and in the municipality of Porto Unio in the State of Santa Catarina. The company also provides corporate telecommunication services and international long-distance services to 3,238 corporate clients, including supermarkets, universities, banks, Internet service providers, and television networks; 5,032 retail clients; and broadband Internet access to public elementary and middle schools. In addition, it supplies piped gas to 21,018 customers, including thermoelectric plants, cogeneration plants, gas stations, other businesses, and residences through a gas distribution network covering 646 kilometers in the State of Paran. Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil.
Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Flagstar Bank, FSB that provides various financial products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company's Mortgage Banking segment originates, acquires, sells, and services mortgage loans through home loan centers, national call centers, Internet, unaffiliated banks, and mortgage brokerage companies. Its products include one-to-four family residential first mortgage loans, adjustable-rate mortgage loans, interest-only mortgages, second mortgage loans, and home equity line of credit loans. This segment also services mortgage loans for others and sells mortgage servicing rights into the secondary market. Its Community Banking segment offers various financial products and services to individuals, small and middle market businesses, and mortgage lenders. Its products comprise checking, savings, sweep, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; commercial loans; commercial real estate loans; commercial and industrial loans; commercial lease financing loans; and warehouse lines of credit. This segment also provides other financial services to consumer and commercial customers, including lines of credit, revolving credit, customized treasury management solutions, equipment and technology leasing, international services, and inventory and accounts receivable lending, as well as capital markets services, such as interest rate risk protection products, foreign exchange hedging, and trading of securities. The company also offers telephone banking services; government banking products; and treasury management services, such as remote deposit and merchant services. As of December 31, 2013, it operated through a regional office in Jackson, Michigan; 111 banking centers in Michigan; 39 home loan centers in 19 states; and 9 wholesale lending offices. Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
First BanCorp. operates as the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico that provides a range of financial products and services to retail, commercial, and institutional clients. Its Consumer (Retail) Banking segment provides various loans, including auto, boat, and personal loans; credit cards; lines of credit; and deposit products comprising interest bearing and non-interest bearing checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, and retail certificates of deposit, as well as engages in the finance leases and insurance activities. The company's Commercial and Corporate Banking segment offers commercial loans, including commercial real estate and construction loans, and floor plan financings; and other products, such as cash management and business management services, as well as is involved in the broker-dealer activities, such as the underwriting of bonds and financial advisory services provided to government entities. Its Mortgage Banking segment engages in the origination, sale, and servicing of residential mortgage loans; acquisition and sale of mortgages in the secondary markets; and provision of mortgage loans purchased from other local banks and mortgage bankers. The company's Treasury and Investments segment engages in the investment portfolio and treasury activities, such as funding and liquidity management. Its United States Operations segment offers retail and commercial banking products and services, including loans and deposit products, as well as Internet banking services, cash management services, remote data capture, and automated clearing house transactions. The company's Virgin Islands Operations segment offers various loans and deposit products. As of March 26, 2013, it operated a total of 154 branches, stand-alone offices, and in-branch service centers in Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Florida. First BanCorp. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Santurce, Puerto Rico.