Private Equity

Capricorn Holdings, Inc. began as a private equity firm focused on investing in and restructuring middle market companies. Through three affiliated limited partnerships beginning in 1987, Capricorn invested in portfolio companies whose annual revenue exceeded $3 billion. Investors in the partnerships included major endowments, financial institutions, corporate pension funds, and selected families and individuals. Following are examples of current and prior portfolio investments.


MPX/Dynatech Holdings

An affiliate of Capricorn Holdings organized and led the purchase of MPX/Dynatech Holdings. The two firms, MPX LLC (www.mpxllc.com) and Dynatech International (www.dynatechintl.com) own a substantial inventory of military aircraft engine parts and provide logistics support and replacement parts to foreign military air fleets around the world.

DynCorp

Founded in 1946, DynCorp was among the largest employee-owned technology and services companies in the United States, providing IT outsourcing and technical solutions for public and private sectors worldwide. DynCorp’s clients included the Defense and State Departments, and the Environmental Protection Agency, among others. DynCorp was purchased by Computer Sciences Corporation.

CCC Information Services Group

CCC operates in the $35 billion business of auto damage and loss claims. It supplies software and processing for reducing claims processing costs and processing time, a feature particularly important to consumers, and provides internet and wireless-enabled technology solutions to the auto claims and collision repair industries. The products provide open platform access to estimating documents, parts ordering and repair status for consumers, and expedite financial compensation to the vehicle owner. Its customers include the 350 largest automobile insurers in the U.S. and more than 21,000 collision repair facilities. CCC was sold to Investcorp. www.cccis.com

NATCO Group Inc.

NATCO Group Inc. is a leading provider of wellhead process equipment, systems and services used in production of oil and gas. NATCO was acquired by Capricorn in 1989 from Combustion Engineering. After eliminating unproductive business units, facilities and product lines, NATCO focused on the opportunities presented by consolidation in the oilfield equipment and services market. NATCo was puchased by Cameron International.