Growth capital

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Growth capital (also called expansion capital and growth equity) is a type of private equity investment, usually a minority investment, in relatively mature companies that are looking for capital to expand or restructure operations, enter new markets or finance a significant acquisition without a change of control of the business.wikipedia
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Private equity

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Growth capital (also called expansion capital and growth equity) is a type of private equity investment, usually a minority investment, in relatively mature companies that are looking for capital to expand or restructure operations, enter new markets or finance a significant acquisition without a change of control of the business.
Common investment strategies in private equity include leveraged buyouts, venture capital, growth capital, distressed investments and mezzanine capital.

Venture capital

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These companies are likely to be more mature than venture capital funded companies, able to generate revenue and profit but unable to generate sufficient cash to fund major expansions, acquisitions or other investments.
Even industry founders J.H. Whitney & Company and Warburg Pincus began to transition toward leveraged buyouts and growth capital investments.

Mezzanine capital

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Mezzanine debt
Growth capital

Minority interest

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Growth capital (also called expansion capital and growth equity) is a type of private equity investment, usually a minority investment, in relatively mature companies that are looking for capital to expand or restructure operations, enter new markets or finance a significant acquisition without a change of control of the business.

New product development

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Because of this lack of scale these companies generally can find few alternative conduits to secure capital for growth, so access to growth equity can be critical to pursue necessary facility expansion, sales and marketing initiatives, equipment purchases, and new product development.

Leverage (finance)

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Growth capital can also be used to effect a restructuring of a company's balance sheet, particularly to reduce the amount of leverage (or debt) the company has on its balance sheet.

Balance sheet

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Growth capital can also be used to effect a restructuring of a company's balance sheet, particularly to reduce the amount of leverage (or debt) the company has on its balance sheet.

Preferred stock

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Growth capital is often structured as preferred equity, although certain investors will use various hybrid securities that include a contractual return (i.e., interest payments) in addition to an ownership interest in the company.

Hybrid security

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Growth capital is often structured as preferred equity, although certain investors will use various hybrid securities that include a contractual return (i.e., interest payments) in addition to an ownership interest in the company.

Debt

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Often, companies that seek growth capital investments are not good candidates to borrow additional debt, either because of the stability of the company's earnings or because of its existing debt levels.

Family office

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The types of investors that provide growth capital to companies span a variety of both equity and debt sources, including private equity and late-stage venture capital funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, Business Development Companies (BDC), and mezzanine funds.

Business Development Company

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The types of investors that provide growth capital to companies span a variety of both equity and debt sources, including private equity and late-stage venture capital funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, Business Development Companies (BDC), and mezzanine funds.

Leveraged buyout

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Growth capital investments are also made by more traditional buyout firms.

Convertible bond

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Convertible bond

Norwest Venture Partners

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The firm targets early to late-stage venture and growth equity investments across several sectors, including cloud computing and information technology, Internet, software as a service, business and financial services, consumer and healthcare.

TPG Capital

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It is one of the largest private equity investment firms in the world, focused on leveraged buyouts, growth capital TPG also manages investment funds specializing in growth capital, venture capital, public equity, and debt investments.

Silver Lake Partners

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Silver Lake is an American private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in technology, technology-enabled and related industries.

General Catalyst

General Catalyst Partners
General Catalyst is an American venture capital firm focused on early stage and growth investments.

Accolade (company)

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In April 1999, Accolade was acquired by French video game company Infogrames Entertainment for a combined sum of US$60 million, of which US$50 million in cash and US$10 million in growth capital, and was renamed Infogrames North America, Inc.

CCMP Capital

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CCMP Capital is an American private equity investment firm that focuses on leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions.

Weston Presidio

Weston Presidio is an American private equity firm focused on growth capital investments in late-stage companies across a range of industries with a specific focus on the consumer products, business services, industrial, media, publishing, healthcare and technology sectors.

Pamlico Capital

Pamlico Capital, formerly Wachovia Capital Partners and previously First Union Capital Partners, is an independent private equity firm focused on growth capital and leveraged buyout investments in middle-market companies in the business services, technology services, telecommunications and healthcare industries.

Founders Circle Capital

Founders Circle is a growth capital firm specializing in providing liquidity to founders and long-term employees through the purchase of their vested employee stock options (sometimes referred to as employee liquidity or direct secondaries).

AlpInvest Partners

NIB Capital
AlpInvest pursues investment opportunities across the entire spectrum of private equity including: large buyout, middle-market buyout, venture capital, growth capital, mezzanine, distressed and energy investments, including sustainable energy investments.

Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co.

Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. is an American private equity firm focused on growth capital investments in middle-market companies in the consumer products, specialty retail and restaurant sectors.