Formerly known as Thayer | Hidden Creek, HCI Equity Partners is a strategically focused private equity firm that targets growth oriented industrial product and service companies. The Firm has offices in Washington, DC and Minneapolis, MN. HCI Equity Partners focuses in the lower middle market which includes companies with approximately $20 to $200 million in annual revenue (and $5 million to $20 million in EBITDA). HCI targets companies that manufacture components or provide services in markets such as: Aerospace/Defense and Federal Services; Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Suppliers; Distribution; Industrial Distribution; Infrastructure; Power Generation; Test & Measurement; and Transportation and Logistics.
Allison Baum is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Fresco Capital. She is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on the education sector. Previously, as Regional Director of Asia at General Assembly, she established and grew the company's first education programs for technology, business and design in Hong Kong. She originally joined the company during its early stages in New York where she developed and scaled their first long-form part-time and immersive courses. Throughout this process, Allison has worked with startups of all sizes across the San Francisco, New York, and Hong Kong communities. After earning a B.A. in Economics and a Secondary Degree in Film Studies from Harvard University, Allison worked in Equity Derivatives Sales & Trading at Goldman Sachs in New York and as an Associate Producer for the Microlending Film Project, a documentary about micro finance for women around the world. She continues to contribute to the cause for female empowerment through an education initiative called Arts and Enterprise for Women, which teaches business skills to refugee and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. She is also an active member of the Hong Kong Global Shapers Community, a social impact initiative of the World Economic Forum. She serves as a Board Member at Ardusat. She also serves as an Advisor at BridgeU.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Tokyo, Japan
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • FinTech (& Financials services) • HealthTech (& Fitness)
5+ years of investing in growth/ late-stage tech companies in Japan at Eight Roads Ventures - backed by Fidelity. Focused on fintech and enterprise software/ SaaS businesses. Previous experiences in management/ strategy consulting (3 years) and investment banking (2 years).