Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Saints Capital Ranks As Most Active Investor in U.S., Venture-Backed Companies - 2007-01-10 09:35:13 | Venture Capital News

"Saints, a leading global, direct secondary investor, today announced investment details for the first three quarters of 2006. Saints experienced tremendous momentum and growth during this period, solidifying its leadership position in the direct secondary market.
In the first three quarters of 2006, Saints made more equity investments in U.S. venture-backed companies than any other investor.1 Saints made 63 new investments in U.S. venture-backed companies. Of those investments, 51 represented significant ownership stakes in the companies. Saints’ growth in investments in 2006 is a clear indicator of the growing market for venture capital investors to sell their investments on a secondary basis. This leading market presence underscores the firms’ value in providing options for sellers seeking value creation and liquidity alternatives."

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