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NAIC Perspectives: Seeking Diverse Managers Who Add Value

The San Francisco Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country, supports thousands of nonprofit organizations each year to advance racial and economic equity in the Bay Area. In this installment of Perspectives, NAIC's online video series, Mark Doherty, Director of Investments, explains what the foundation looks for in an asset manager. The San Francisco Foundation has approximately 30% of its assets deployed with women or people of color.


NAIC Special Report: Major College and University Endowments Failing the Transparency Test

The endowments for America’s colleges and universities collectively oversee hundreds of billions of dollars in assets. However, when it comes to determining how much of it is managed by diverse asset managers, these same learning institutions appear reluctant to educate the masses. In this NAIC Special Report, we detail efforts by the Diverse Asset Managers Initiative and Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network to encourage these endowments to disclose their level of engagement with diverse-owned firms.


Hollis Park Partners: Protecting Capital in a Turbulent Market

An entrepreneur at heart, Troy Dixon founded Hollis Park Partners in 2014 to leverage his 20 years of trading experience within structured products. In this Member Focus, we take a look at the firm’s history, investment strategies, and Dixon’s early days of striking out on his own and having to prove himself and his strategy to potential investors. We also highlight the firm’s big bet on mortgage-backed securities that helped it to generate 955 net basis points on the year and outperform most of its peers.


NAIC Welcomes Topspin Consumer Partners!

NAIC proudly welcomes Topspin Consumer Partners! A private equity fund based in Mamaroneck, NY, Topspin ( invests in profitable and established lower middle-market consumer businesses with revenues below $100 million and EBITDA or operating income between $3–$12 million across the United States. The firm invests across a number of sub-verticals within consumer, including health & wellness, fitness, personal care/beauty, food/beverage, household goods, and juvenile products.


Fairview Capital Update and Outlook on COVID-19

Fairview Capital Partners recently published its report on COVID-19's impact on the private equity and venture capital asset class. The report is based on industry analysis and Fairview insights informed by communications with its many best-in-class venture capital and private equity managers who are at the front lines of sourcing, investing in, and supporting category-leading privately held companies across industries, stages and sectors.


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Vista Equity Partners Invests in India's Top Telecom Operator

Vista Equity Partners announced it will invest the US equivalent of $1.5 billion in Reliance Jio Platforms. The transaction would give Vista a 2.32% stake in the business, making Vista its largest investor behind Reliance Industries and Facebook. The deal values India’s top telecom operator at $65 billion (equity valuation). Jio Platforms is a next-generation technology company building a digital society for India by bringing together Jio’s leading digital apps, digital ecosystems and India’s top high-speed connectivity platform under one umbrella.

DartPoints Receives Investment from Astra Capital Management

DartPoints Holding Company, LLC, an owner and operator of edge colocation data centers, has received a majority investment from Astra Capital Management. Astra will invest significant capital to support DartPoints’s expansion across North America through a buy and build strategy. Also, Scott Willis, a seasoned telecommunications executive, has joined DartPoints as President & CEO, effective immediately. Founded in 2012, DartPoints deploys and operates edge colocation data centers in all forms of real estate empowering the benefits of the edge and driving high-performance ecosystems for carriers, cloud, content providers and enterprises.

Palladium Equity Partners Portfolio Company Acquires Food Distributor

Palladium Equity Partners, L.L.C. announced that one of its affiliated private equity funds has backed Palladium’s portfolio company Quirch Foods, LLC, a food distribution company servicing large and independent retailers across the United States, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, in its acquisition of Butts Foods. Butts Foods has a history of more than 85 years. Headquartered in Jackson, Tennessee, Butts Foods is a full-service protein distributor serving national and independent grocery stores and regional distributors in the Southeast and Midwest.

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