American Capital, Ltd., formerly known as American Capital Strategies, Ltd., is a principal investment firm specializing in management and employee private equity buyouts, acquisitions, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisition, add-on acquisitions, securitizations, special situations, growth capital investments in middle market companies, early stage in mature private and public companies, corporate divestitures, acquisitions of portfolio companies of private equity firms, acquisitions of family-owned or closely held businesses, change of control, or the exit of minority shareholders, going private transactions, and ownership transitions.
The Special Situations Group invests in troubled and distressed situations including operational turnarounds, auctions, corporate and orphan carve-outs, portfolio add-ons, complex management buyouts and provides financings for DIP, exit, mezzanine for sponsored buyouts, second lien refinance, and direct lending to distressed companies. It prefers to invest in manufacturing, services, and distribution companies.
The firm also makes investments in companies that provide services or products to federal, state, or local governments, focusing on information technology for custom information technology solutions, technology and software enabling headcount reduction, technology and software enabling cost reductions in conducting transactions with or within government.
American Capital, Ltd. was founded in 1986 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland
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