Mark Zuckerberg

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In December 2012, Zuckerberg donated 18 million shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a community organization that includes education in its list of grant-making areas. On April 11, 2013, Zuckerberg led the launch of a 501(c)(4) lobbying group called FWD.us. The founders and contributors to the group were primarily Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, and its president was Joe Green, a close friend of Zuckerberg.

AlpInvest Partners

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With over $48 billion of funds under management, AlpInvest is one of the largest investors in the private equity asset class globally. AlpInvest pursues investment opportunities across the entire spectrum of private equity including: large buyout, middle-market buyout, venture capital, growth capital, mezzanine, distressed and sustainable energy investments. AlpInvest also invests across the range of private equity investment channels: AlpInvest invests primarily in private equity limited partnerships and effectively acts as a fund investor, making commitments to private equity funds globally.

Apple I

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On May 30, 2015, a woman reportedly dropped off boxes of electronics for disposal at an electronics recycling center in the Silicon Valley of Northern California, and they would now like to contact her. Included in the items removed from her garage after the death of her husband was an original Apple I computer, which the recycling firm sold for $200,000 to a private collector. It is the company's practice to give back 50% of the proceeds to the original owner when an item is sold, so they want to find the mystery donor.

Ardian (company)

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Ardian has been ranked one of the largest companies by amount raised in equity by Private Equity International. Ardian was named "Company of the Year" 2013 by the readers of Private Equity International. Originally a subsidiary of AXA, the company operated under the name AXA Private Equity until 2013, when the firm achieved independent status and was renamed to Ardian. In 1996, Claude Bébéar, founder and former AXA CEO, tasked Dominique Senequier with the creation of a private equity entity at AXA. Based in Paris, AXA Private Equity started off with 10 clients and 100 million euros worth of assets. The first investment took place in 1998 in the GSI Banque company Linedata.

Cinequest Film Festival

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The Cinequest Film Festival is an annual independent film festival held each March in San Jose, California. The international festival combines the cinematic arts with Silicon Valley’s innovation. The next festival will be called Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival 2019 and will occur March 5 – 17, 2019. The prior festival was held February 27, 2018 – March 11, 2018. It is produced by Cinequest, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is also responsible for Picture The Possibilities and the distribution label Cinequest Mavericks Studio LLC. Cinequest awards the annual Maverick Spirit Awards.

The Blackstone Group

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private equity funds and three sector focused funds with $105.56 billion of assets under management.

Adobe Inc.

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On May 22, 2018, Adobe stated that they are buying e-commerce services provider Magento Commerce from private equity firm Permira for $1.68 billion. This deal will help bolster its Experience Cloud business, which provides services including analytics, advertising, and marketing. The deal is expected to close during Adobe's fiscal third quarter in 2018. On September 20, 2018, Adobe announced its acquisition of marketing automation software company, Marketo. On October 3, 2018, Adobe officially changed its name from Adobe Systems Incorporated to Adobe Inc.

TPG Capital

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It has been called by some analysts "the worst deal in private equity history." On March 12, 2010, Gretchen Morgenson in the New York Times discussed TPG's role as a private equity investor in Greek mobile phone operator WIND Hellas, formerly TIM Hellas, which filed for bankruptcy protection late last year.

Warburg Pincus

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Warburg Pincus, LLC is an American private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe, Brazil, China and India. It has been a private equity investor since 1966. The firm currently has approximately $40 billion in assets under management and invests in a range of sectors including retail, industrial manufacturing, energy, financial services, health care, technology, media, and real estate. Warburg Pincus is a growth investor. Warburg Pincus has raised 15 private equity funds which have invested $58 billion in over 760 companies in 40 countries.

Alternative investment

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Private equity consists of large-scale private investments into unlisted companies in return for equity. Private funds are typically formed by combining funds from institutional investors such as high-net-worth individuals, insurance companies, and pension funds. Funds are used alongside borrowed money and the money of the private equity firm itself to invest in businesses they believe to have high growth potential. In Europe, venture capital, buy-ins and buy-outs are considered private equity. The notion of “infrastructure as an asset class” has grown steadily in the past seven years.

Fund of funds

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According to Preqin (formerly known as Private Equity Intelligence), in 2006, funds investing in other private equity funds (i.e., FOFs, including secondary funds) amounted to 14% of all committed capital in the private equity market.

CVC Capital Partners

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CVC Capital Partners is a leading global private equity firm with approximately US$111 billion in secured commitments since inception across European and Asian private equity, credit and growth funds. In total, the CVC Group manages US$70 billion of assets. Since 1981, CVC has completed over 300 investments across a wide range of industries and countries. CVC was founded in 1981 and today has over 400 employees working across its network of 24 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. American banking giant, Citicorp, had established an investment arm in 1968 to focus on venture capital investments.

Alliance Boots

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On 25 April 2007, Alliance Boots was approached with a buy-out offer by New York City-based Private Equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in conjunction with Alliance Boots' then Executive Deputy Chairman, Stefano Pessina, for an estimated £12.4 billion. Alliance Boots was the first company on the FTSE 100 share index to be bought-out by a private equity firm. Almost £9 billion was advanced by investment banks, including Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, UniCredit, Barclays, Merrill Lynch, the Bank of America and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Simultaneously the banks, as so-called "equity underwriters“, together invested around £1.4 billion in the buyout company.

Metro Silicon Valley

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Metro Silicon Valley. SV411 Silicon Valley Newsblog. Metro: PDF edition. Metros "Boulevards" city site, SanJose.com. San Jose Inside.

Apollo Global Management

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Private equity—The private equity business is the cornerstone of Apollo's investment activities. Apollo invests through a variety of private equity strategies, most notably leveraged buyouts and distressed buyouts and debt investments. This business operates primarily through the firm's family of private equity investment funds (See: Investment funds). Credit—Apollo invests through a variety of credit strategies to complement its core private equity business. Apollo invests through a variety of investment vehicles including mezzanine funds, hedge funds, European non-performing loan funds and senior credit opportunity funds.