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Rated 3.5 / 5.0 by 7
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FIRM OVERVIEW: Very Large Private Equity founded in 1996 based out of Greenwich, USA (US East)

FIRM DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1996, Generation Partners is a private investment firm with $325 million of capital currently under management. Generation specializes in building small-to-mid-sized service companies in three broadly-defined industry groups: Healthcare Services & Technologies; Business & Information Services; and Media & Communications. Generation focuses on private equity investments of $10 to $30 million and pursues both majority and minority ownership positions in service companies through growth equity and buyout transactions. The firm targets fast-growing sectors, invests in service companies which can rapidly scale and partners with management teams to build businesses and create value for our investors. Some of Generation’s portfolio companies include the following: HotJobs; thePlatform; Sterling Infosystems; Virtual Radiologic Corporation; Post University, MedVance Institute; Demand Media; and iCrossing. Generation has offices in Greenwich, CT and San Francisco. For more information on Generation Partners please visit www.generation.com

TEAM MEMBERS: Andrew Hertzmark, Dorothy Jatzen, John A. Hawkins, Louis Marino, Mark E. Jennings, Peter Campbell,

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Honesty, Integrity and Great Partner

Fund: Generation Partners

Posted by specialty on 2007-12-11

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Generation is a performer. They contributed honesty, integrity and support to our company and its management in good times and in tough times during the years of its investment. A partner that always was readily available for advice. They contributed great ideas which fueled our profitable growth. When discussion turned to recapitalization they advised management stockholders what was best for it rather than what was best for Generation. You cannot find a better capital partner. They helped us achieve our goal. We are now the largest and most successful company in our field with a management team that has shared in the success.

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Incredible Insight and Intuition

Fund: Generation Partners

Posted by rseldon on 2007-11-26

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As President of Sterling Testing Systems, I can tell you that this relationship has been incredibly beneficial to our company. We deal mostly with Mark Jennings whose advice and guidance has been invaluable. The pulse they have on our space and business instincts have helped steer us towards unprecedented growth over the last four years.

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Hanging Tough

Fund: Generation Partners

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-29

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John Hawkins and Mark Jennings have showed great patience as our company struggled with a post 9/11 industry downturn. That patience has been rewarded with the recent completion of a great year of financial performance and new product launches. Based on my experience with several other funds, the lack of panic and meddling has been unusual. You find out who your partners are when things get a little turbulent. John and Mark have been calm and helpful and we are moving the ball down the field.

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Smart & Insightful

Fund: Generation Partners

Posted by atest on 2007-08-21

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I have worked with a number of great angel investors and private equity firms over the years and consider Generation Partners to be one of the best. This is a very smart group of talented people who spend the time necessary to understand the investment opportunity and provide timely and insightful advice going forward. They are candid with and supportive of their CEO's and have a long term perspective on the enterprise. The staffing within Generation Partners is superb and adds greatly to the depth of their capabilities. This is a group I would do a second deal with!

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Too Much on Their Plate

Fund: Generation Partners

Posted by laserbeam on 2007-08-19

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Seems they are in overload.

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Engaged and Helpful

Fund: Generation Partners

Posted by CRan on 2009-01-08

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Generation Partners and in particular John Hawkins have been a superb venture partner. John is an active board member who is always there to provide guidance, insight and sometimes just act as a sounding board. Generation was the founding investor in our company and has been a critical part of both my personal growth and the direction of our Company.

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-06

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Good Guys

Fund: Generation Partners

Posted by seastart on 2007-08-13

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The team at Generation Partners is very supportive of companies that they back. They think and act with long term strategy in mind, and invest based on a thesis that a company fits into rather than in companies that they build a thesis around. This means that they do their homework and have a good feel for the challenges and opportunities that a market presents when the put their money to work. This can make them slow to act, but I think that their deliberate approach has been good for their fund. They are very candid with their feedback, but also very fair. Finally, they are excellent negotiators to have on your side when you are raising more money, or engaging in M&A activities.

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