Current Investments

AOC Metal Works
Control Equity
A full-service custom metal fabrication and stamping company
Assurance Operations Corporation (“AOC”) is a full-service engineering and manufacturing company of custom metal fabricated parts and stamping, located in Lawrenceburg, TN. AOC specializes in the design, development, testing, program management, and production of custom industrial packaging and material handling, and stamping of light and heavy aluminum, stainless steel, and steel parts. AOC’s operations are run in two divisions, metal fabrication and stamping, which operate out of two facilities. AOC’s location enables its products to be sold to a growing number of manufacturers in the region while offering the benefits of low cost production in the Southeastern U.S.
Headquarters: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Website: http://assuranceoperations.com/
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Cable Onda, S.A.
Minority Equity
Provider of cable, internet, data, and fixed telephony services to residential and corporate clients
Founded in 1981, Cable Onda is a leading Panamanian telecommunications provider, offering cable television, internet, data, and fixed line telephony services to residential and corporate clients in Panama. It operates a breakthrough fiber optic network, fourteen agencies throughout the country, and an International Data Center, which provides value-added telecommunication services to local and international Corporate clients.
Headquarters: Panama City, Panama
Website: http://www.cableonda.com
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CorePower Yoga
Minority Equity
The largest yoga studio owner and franchisor in the world
CPY is the largest yoga studio owner and franchisor in the World. The company opened its first yoga studio in Denver, Colorado and has since expanded to California, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. CPY offers not only cutting-edge yoga classes, but lifestyle programming such as Teacher Training, Yogi Training, and Weight Management/Nutrition. The Company also incorporates a vigorous retail line in the studios, providing our customers with everything they need to assist in their yoga practice and support their yoga lifestyle. In 2013, Amzak and the founding shareholders sold the majority of their holdings to Catterton Partners.
Headquarters: Denver, Colorado
Website: http://www.corepoweryoga.com
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Costa Norte Project
Minority Equity
A combined cycle LNG power plant in Panama
The Costa Norte project is a combined cycle LNG power plant that is currently under development in Panama. Once complete, the power plant will provide 18,000 terra BTUs and will supply 350 MW of new capacity. AES, through a subsidiary, will operate the facility. The power plant is expected to be complete in 2018. Amzak’s investment was made alongside Inversiones Bahia.
Headquarters: Telfers Island, Panama
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Eidos Therapeutics
Minority Equity
Developing a novel therapeutic that addresses the root cause of Transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis
Eidos Therapeutics is developing a novel drug to treat all forms of Transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis, a condition characterized by toxic amyloid aggregates in the heart and peripheral nerves. The lead candidate, AG10 is an orally-administered, small molecule designed to mimic a naturally-occurring genetic rescue mutation that protects high-risk individuals from developing TTR amyloidosis.
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Website: http://eidostx.com/
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Essential Medical
Minority Equity
A medical device company transforming the vascular closure market
Essential Medical is a medical technology company developing best-in-class vascular closure devices for femoral punctures following cardiac catheterization procedures. These procedures, such as TAVR and EVAR, are some of the fastest growing segments within interventional cardiology, highlighting the need for fast, easy and uncomplicated arterial closure solutions.
Headquarters: Malvern, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.essmedclosure.com/
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GTx
Minority Equity
Targeted hormonal therapies to provide better medicines for patients
GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing small molecules that selectively modulate the effects of certain hormones produced by the body. The company is moving forward selective androgen receptor modulators, also referred to as SARMs, to potentially treat a number of diseases such as stress urinary incontinence.
Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee
Website: http://www.gtxinc.com/
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Inspire Medical Systems
Minority Equity
A manufacturer of the first fully implantable treatment for sleep apnea
Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. developed the world's first fully implantable neurostimulation system for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The device works by opening up the upper airway in synchrony with patient's breathing during sleep through gentle stimulation of the key airway muscles. It offers a safe, effective and minimally invasive alternative to millions of patients who have failed or are intolerant of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).
Headquarters: Maple Grove, Minnesota
Website: https://www.inspiresleep.com/
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KEW Group Inc.
Minority Equity
A personalized oncology services provider
KEW Group Inc. (KEW) is revolutionizing cancer care by empowering oncologists with access to genomic insights to design optimal, individualized treatment approaches for patients. KEW Group’s comprehensive set of products and solutions are designed to provide clarity above the complexity of genome-guided, personalized cancer therapy, arming oncologists with knowledge, informing today’s treatment decisions, and guiding tomorrow’s new therapies.
Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Website: http://www.kewgroup.com
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Selecta Biosciences, Inc.
Minority Equity
Unlocking the full potential of biologic therapies by avoiding unwanted immune responses
Selecta Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELB) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on unlocking the full potential of biologic therapies by avoiding unwanted immune responses. Selecta is combining its tolerogenic Synthetic Vaccine Particles (SVP™) to a range of biologics for rare and serious diseases that require new treatment options. SEL-212, the company’s lead candidate is being developed to treat severe gout patients.
Headquarters: Watertown, Massachusetts
Website: http://selectabio.com/
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Teligent
Minority Equity
Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of topical, injectable, complex, and ophthalmic formulations
Teligent (NASDAQ: TLGT) engages in the formulation, development, manufacture, and packaging of topical semi-solid and liquid products for pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, and cosmetic customers in the United States.
Headquarters: Buena, New Jersey
Website: http://www.teligent.com
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TNR Holdings
Minority Equity
Operator of oil and gas wells in Louisiana
TNR operates four fields in Plaquemines and Lafourche Parishes in SE Louisiana, with 22 producing wells and over 40 shut-in wells, generating 327 net barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Headquarters: Covington, Louisiana
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Trace Staffing Solutions
Control Equity
A leading commercial staffing provider in the Southeastern United States
Trace Staffing Solutions is a leading commercial staffing provider in the Southeastern United States. The company has sixteen offices throughout the region and focuses on five staffing segments: Manufacturing and Distribution, Office Professional, Healthcare, Legal and Hospitality. All five divisions offer career search plans where clients can hire professional talent directly from Trace’s pool of skilled talent and find permanent and temporary to permanent employment options.
Headquarters: Savannah, GA
Website: http://www.tracestaffing.com/
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Whitney University/Red Ilumno
Minority Equity
A for profit network of universities throughout Latin America
Whitney International University System is a rapidly growing network of universities serving students throughout Latin American. Whitney's mission is to expand access to affordable, high quality higher education throughout the region. It owns or provides services to institutions in seven countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Paraguay with combined enrollment of over 128,000 students. It also sponsors Red Ilumno, a network of nine innovative institutions offering on-site, virtual, and continued higher education programs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay and Peru. Students attend classes in 33 campuses and more than 400 learning centers. Over a third of the total student population is enrolled in more than 500 distance or virtual programs, and nearly 40,000 students are supported through $31 M in scholarships.
Headquarters: Miami, FL
Website: http://www.whitneyintl.com
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Zosano Pharma
Minority Equity
An emerging CNS company focused on providing rapid symptom relief to patients
Zosano Pharma (NASDAQ: ZSAN) has developed a proprietary transdermal delivery system to administer novel formulations of existing drugs through the skin for the treatment of a variety of indications. Company’s lead program ADAM Zolmitriptan (M207) is a transdermal formulation of zolmitriptan designed to provide rapid relief of migraine symptoms in a discreet and simple manner.
Headquarters: Fremont, California
Website: http://www.zosanopharma.com/
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