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Amundi Smith Breeden
At Amundi Smith Breeden, we have a singular focus – a commitment to providing best in class fixed income solutions to our clients. Amundi Smith Breeden serves as the center of Amundi’s U.S. fixed income expertise. We offer a combination of research depth and market experience that has earned us the position of trusted resource in our client relationships. We are flexible to meet clients’ needs and manage to their specific objectives.
Landmark Partners specializes in secondary market transactions of private equity and real estate investments, with approximately U.S. $15 billion of committed capital, as of December 31, 2014. Founded in 1989, the firm has one of the longest track records in the industry and is a leading source of liquidity to owners of interests in real estate, venture, mezzanine and buyout limited partnerships. Landmark has completed 460 transactions in its 25-year history and acquired interests in over 1,700 partnerships, managed by over 650 general partners. Landmark is headquartered in Simsbury, Connecticut and has offices in Boston, New York and London. www.landmarkpartners.com
Adams Street Partners
Adams Street Partners is a global private equity investment management firm that offers comprehensive solutions for its investors. As one of the leading independent, employee-owned firms, Adams Street has established a reputation for strong performance, an extensive knowledge base and a disciplined investment approach that values quality over quantity. Our mission is to be the premier private equity investment manager in the world by sustaining world-class investment performance and the confidence of our investors through our deep understanding of the global private equity marketplace and exemplary client service.
The UAI Foundation is a North Carolina-based non-profit that supports research in finance. The foundation has provided seed donations to support the Private Equity Research Consortium and the Institute for Private Capital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Plexus Capital focuses on investments and partnerships with middle market businesses that need capital for growth. Whether the need for capital is driven by new market opportunities, a transition of ownership or strategic acquisitions, the Plexus team has the capital and experience you need. With $550 million under management, investments in more than 50 businesses, and experience managing through all economic cycles, we have proven ourselves to be patient investors with the experience it takes to succeed.
Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Since 1985, the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise has encouraged cooperative efforts among privately owned businesses, higher education and government. More than a “think tank,” we find ways to connect people and organizations, create opportunities and resources, and accelerate the achievements of our partners. Our work currently centers on helping innovative entrepreneurs, supporting North Carolina economic development, and building bridges with other educational institutions for research activities.