Growth Equity

In addition to its control investments in middle-market companies, Capricorn Holdings also has taken investment positions in early-stage growth companies with significant potential to expand, either through use of new technology or growth in new markets.


CDG Environmental

CDG Environmental (“CDG”) produces and sells proprietary, highly-engineered chlorine dioxide chemistries used for the water treatment and certain other applications. The chlorine dioxide molecule is well known for its outstanding properties as a powerful, selective, environmentally-friendly biocide; however, prior to the CDG innovations it has been difficult to produce and handle, making it too expensive, or operationally complex for many applications. www.cdgenvironmental.com

Lua Technologies, Inc.

Lua keeps mobile workforces connected. It’s the simplest way for teams to communicate, coordinate, and stay accountable. In the office or on the go, Lua gives organizations access to people, quick and reliable communication, and easy file distribution. www.getlua.com

Planet Risk

PlanetRisk is a global big data analytics company providing advanced technology solutions that merge big data, visionary analytics and subject matter expertise. The company capabilities are in data sourcing, integration and engineering; advanced analytics; geospatial; social network analysis; and enterprise risk modeling. The company develops models that enable analysts to recognize hidden patterns, detect anomalies, and even forecast future conditions, whether at a local, national, or global level. www.planetrisk.com

Nano-Terra, Inc.

Nano Terra develops and commercializes transformational products using their expertise in surface science, printing and patterning, advanced materials, chemistry and polymers, rapid prototyping, and engineering and modeling. The company engages hands-on for our customers: design, development, prototyping, testing, scale-up, and launch. They have worked on joint development programs in a range of industries, including consumer goods, aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, materials, chemicals, packaging, life sciences, and electronics. Their past and present customers include innovative leaders including 3M, Boeing, Honeywell, Motorola Mobility, Merck, ITW, and Infineum. www.nanoterra.com

Constellis Group

Constellis is a leading provider of operational support and risk management services to government and commercial clients worldwide. From logistics, life support and security to training, technology and advisory services, they offer a full range of program and risk management solutions to help organizations conduct business safely and efficiently no matter where they are in the world. Constellis combines the legacy capabilities and experience of ACADEMI, Edinburgh International, Olive Group, Strategic Social and Triple Canopy and all of their affiliates. www.constellisgroup.com

Aereon

AEREON works across the complete oil and gas supply chain to provide comprehensive solutions for gas and vapor handling, combustion and recovery that allow its customers to meet stringent air quality and safety regulations. They specialize in innovative, high quality and cost-effective custom engineered or standard options for flares, high-efficiency combustors, thermal oxidizers, and vapor recovery units, offering customers both new equipment and service. They service over 45 countries around the world. www.aereon.com

On Demand Books, LLC

On Demand Books, LLC (“ODB”) has developed a machine that prints any book ever published, in any language, anywhere on earth, on demand at the point of sale. ODB’s goal is to provide readers in a worldwide marketplace with access to the expanded multilingual backlists of the world’s publishers, and to do so easily, almost instantaneously, and inexpensively. www.ondemandbooks.com

Formation8

Formation8 Fund and its affiliates are early-growth venture capital funds focused on investments in information technology and energy technology businesses. The funds invest in companies that solve hard problems with technology solutions applicable to global markets. The team offers top young companies the market knowledge, deployment expertise, sales channels, and relationships needed to thrive globally. Early successes include Oculus (sold to Facebook) and Relate IQ (sold to SalesForce.com). www.formation8.com

Vinson Resolution Management, LLC

Vinson Resolution Management, LLC (“VRM”) uses a scientific approach for Commercial Dispute Resolution. VRM specializes in evaluating the merits of a case, selecting appropriate cases for investment and supervising the dispute resolution process in ways that enhance the value, rapidity of recovery – not the volume or duration of legal fees. The VRM team will include accomplished attorneys, MBA’s in finance, accounting, marketing, and PhD statisticians and social scientists.

johnnie-O

johnnie-O, is an emerging apparel and lifestyle brand that merges the casual West Coast style with the refined East Coast feel. The clothing line includes men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel. www.johnnie-O.com

Eloquii Design, Inc.

Eloquii is a privately owned online retailer offering women’s plus-size clothing and accessories. Eloquii originally was part of The Limited, which started the line in 2011. Under The Limited ownership, Eloquii items were available through a few retail stores. Sun Capital Partners, the owners of The Limited, decided to focus on “core brands” and closed Eloquii in the summer of 2013, one year and a half after starting it. The brand was revived in February 2014 by former Eloquii employees as well as investor John Auerbach. The name ‘Eloquii’ is a hybrid of ‘eloquent’ and ‘soliloquy.’ Eloquii was launched in response to consumer demand for stylish clothing choices for plus-size women. www.eloquii.com

QuadJobs

College students in this country are in crisis. 85% receive financial aid. 82% graduate underemployed. Given the demands of students’ academic and extracurricular schedules, committing to an ongoing, 20 hours per week part-time job is not always realistic. Students need money, experience, and flexible jobs. Households and local businesses around campuses need help in an abundance of ways – babysitting, staffing a retail counter, tutoring, designing a company logo. These needs never have been connected in a streamlined way. Enter QuadJobs. QuadJobs is a female-led tech startup that provides a marketplace to connect college students instantly with local and flexible jobs, and with employer ratings, provides the students with resumes they can use after graduation. www.quadjobs.com

Virtual Health

Virtual Health is a secure, cloud-based platform for real-time population health management and care coordination, transformationally comprehensive and interoperable. Virtual Health replaces ineffective legacy systems and information silos with a single ecosystem to proactively manage complex populations in a value-based environment. www.virtualhealth.com