Platinum Equity, LLC is a private equity investment firm founded by Tom Gores in 1995. The firm focuses on leveraged buyout investments of established companies in the U.S. and Europe.
Platinum Equity is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California with regional offices in Boston, New York and London. Top business publications have recognized Platinum as one of the most important private companies in America. In 2010, Platinum Equity was recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing private companies in America by ranking #31 on Forbes’ Largest Private Companies list for 2010 and #1 on the 2010 Los Angeles Business Journal list of LA's Largest Private Companies.
The firm has a diversified capital base that includes the assets of its portfolio companies, and capital commitments from institutional investors in the firm's private equity fund vehicles, Platinum Equity Capital Partners and Platinum Equity Capital Partners II. Institutional investors in the fund vehicles include a diverse cross section of public and private pension funds, insurance companies, endowments and family offices in North America, Europe and Japan.
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... In 1999, Matrix was acquired by Platinum Equity, a global private investment firm specializing in M A O ... into its operations through an acquisition made by Platinum Equity and with the purchase of Global Crossing’s Small Business Group in 2005, Matrix launched the Matrix Business Technologies brand to ... Platinum Equity acquired the assets of Trinsic Communications (formerly Z-Tel) in June 2007 and integrated them into Matrix, This addition deepened the residential customer base within Matrix and broadened ...
... (2005) Eco Broker Platinum (2007) Ulticom (2010) USRobotics (2005) Vanguard Networks (2001) Wheel Pros, Inc ...
... As a global private-equity magnate, Gores was estimated in 2011 by Forbes to be the 159th-richest American with a $2.5 billion fortune ... He founded the Beverly Hills, California based Platinum Equity LLC in 1995 with the intent to acquire non-core divisions of Fortune 1000 corporations ... Platinum Equity has since expanded its investment criteria to include public-to-private transactions and acquisitions from private sellers ...
... Vanguard Managed Solutions (VanguardMS) was an LLC company, owned by Platinum Equity and specialized in monitoring live data networks from a Network operations center, while ... Platium Equity sold the Network Monitoring business section to CompuCom in 2007, but retained the IP router business now renamed to Vanguard Networks ... The potential of this dual-functioning business unit attracted Platinum Equity, a holding company who purchased the division from Motorola in 2001 ...
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