Accel-KKR is a private equity firm that seeks to invest in the mid-market software and technology enabled services firms. The firm specializes in minority-growth investments to buyouts, recapitalizations and going-private transactions. It is based in Menlo Park, California and was founded in 2000.
Babson Capital Management was an institutionally-focused private equity and global fixed income manager specializing in the areas of special situations investments, private equity, mezzanine debt, middle market lending, investment grade corporate credit, structured credit, high yield bonds, multi credit, senior secured loans and emerging markets debt. It was founded in 1940 and was based in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Compass Partners is a merchant banking and investment advisory firm founded in 1997. Compass focuses on investing in middle market companies and corporate restructuring. The firm has an interest in investing in global infrastructure, aerospace and defense, capital goods, industrial and consumer products, retail and business services. Compass has built a transatlantic franchise with transactions in excess of $2.7 billion, of which $1 billion represents secondary directs. Deals typically include at least three businesses and deal size ranges from $100 million to $800 million. The first Compass fund focused on European industrial assets and deployed $850 million in seven investments (comprising 15 transactions) and returned $1.6 billion to its investors.