Our principles have spearheaded some extraordinary exits and below is a sampling of just a few.
EdView, Inc./Net Selector – Was a Cloud-based company founded to make educational internet surfing safer in US schools. Amongst its many accomplishments, its client software shipped on the original iMac from Apple. The technology that the company pioneered created a safe environment within the Internet and provided safe access to hundreds of thousands of teacher-selected age-appropriate websites. The company grew to be a leader in this field and was acquired by Apple Computer.
Computer Terminal – A software and computer hardware company. After growing it for a period of five years, it was successfully sold to Caterpillar Tractor company, which had been the company’s largest client.
Blake Towers – Was a cellular phone service tower builder. Realizing that there could be a consolidation of the Radio-TV tower industry, Mike Blake led the expansion of the company to acquire East Coast mountaintop and rooftop towers. The company was sold to American Tower Corp.
Telemundo – Founded to address this country’s rapidly increasing Hispanic population, which could support a national Spanish-language TV network. Telemundo was formed by acquiring individual TV stations and then adjusting the programming to appeal to the Hispanic market. These stations formed the Telemundo Group, which the partners took public.
MedIntell – Was founded to commercialize a solution introducing patient barcoding in U.S. hospitals for pharmacy distribution. The company was successfully sold to Value Health that was subsequently acquired by Columbia HCA.
Days Inn – Founded through a leveraged buyout, Days Inn was one of the nation’s original low-cost, nationally branded hotel chains. Days Inn was expanded from 350 properties to over 1,000, at which time the partners took Days Inn public.
Internet Gift Registries – Was a founder and early innovator in the online bridal registry and gift registry. Partnered with Modern Bride, it was a leader in the early event registration and online related services. Providing everything from online wedding planning software to a multi-store gift registry, the company was sold to PRIMEDIA (Modern Brides parent company), which later merged it into the Knot Bridal site.
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