(Nasdaq:APNT) became the premier fully-integrated front- to
back-end e-business services group, providing e-business professional
services solutions, consulting, interactive media services,
Intranet-based application development, transaction processing,
inventory control, and related functions to large corporations.
AppNet completed an IPO and built a
multi-billion dollar market valuation before being acquired by Commerce One (Nasdaq:CMRC) for $2.1 Billion.
InTANK is a leading energy services and technology company based in
Laurel, Maryland. The Company’s patented systems have been deployed in
over one hundred of the largest energy, utility, and chemical
companies in the world, including ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, Chevron, DuPont,
Conoco and the federal government.
is one of the world's leading wireless enterprise solutions companies, whose
clients include AOL TimeWarner, Cisco, Terra Lycos, Symbol Technologies, and
MGM. DCG was instrumental in creating the initial concept and strategy for the
Company. DCG helped create the business plan for InPhonic. InPhonic became the #1 growth company on the 2004 Inc. 500 list,
and went public with an $800 million market cap.
Orblynx developed technology, in concert with Intelsat, for caching and
multicasting rich media via satellite to bandwidth-starved international
markets. Orblynx allowed international ISPs and telecoms including British
Telecom, France Telecom, and Teleglobe to save significantly on
international bandwidth costs.
Avogadro developed instant messaging products that provided
communication service providers the ability to deliver next generation
communications services in a multi-device environment. Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:OPWV), the leader of open, IP-based
communications infrastructure software and applications, acquired
Avogadro for $100 million.
Village Ventures, Inc. provides financial, administrative and strategic
services to a proprietary nationwide network of early-stage venture
capital funds focused on non-traditional geographic markets. VVI
has joined with a number of financial partners—Bain Capital, Highland
Capital Partners, Sandler Capital Management and Janus Capital
Corporation, among others—in order to provide strong support for this
network. VVI, along with a number of its partners, also invests capital
alongside the funds and has special access to second and third stage
opportunities emerging from these funds.
Technology Investment Partnership
DCG was engaged by JP Morgan Partners/Beacon Group to help create the Shell Technology Investment Partnership C.V. with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. The
venture, based in Rijswijk, The Netherlands, invests in and commercializes Shell-developed technology for the energy industry. The partnership combined Shell's leading technology development skills and deployment capabilities together with Beacon's long and successful history in financing and developing emerging companies, with particular expertise in the energy sector.
Audiopoint developed a number of next-generation, voice-driven
applications for telecom carriers and enterprises. DCG helped
Audiopoint reposition its strategy and introduced the company to its
strategic partner Reuters, Inc.
Tisani was an interactive agency that provided digital asset management,
CRM, and web-based services to major customers including AOL Time
Warner, US Air, MCI WorldCom and the World Bank. DCG advised
Tisani on their merger with Panoramic.
N2 Broadband was the leading provider of distribution and management
solutions for interactive television services. The company provided
cable operators and content owners with the tools and services to
securely distribute and profitably manage digital media assets.
Customers include Time Warner Telecom and InDemand (the VoD consortium
of the major MSOs). N2BB was acquired by Tandberg TV for $130 million in
Brivo Systems provided remote device control solutions to businesses.
The Brivo Access Control System enabled businesses to control physical
access to offices, warehouses, or sensitive areas such as computer
rooms, where real-time control and accountability of entry are important.
Metacloud developed a
suite of unified communications applications and services, which allow
enterprises and carriers to unify their wireless and wireline voice and
data services through a single converged network. Metacloud was acquired by Prosodie, Inc., one of the largest European IVR
Knology is a provider of voice, data, and video
services to businesses and consumers throughout the Southeast. Founded by Cam
Lanier of ITC Holdings, who previously founded billion dollar communications
companies ITC DeltaCom, Powertel (acquired by VoiceStream), and
Earthlink/MindSpring, Knology gained significant market share and
built on operating metrics substantially above its competition.
AFM, based in Atlanta, GA, created software that manages and
digitally animates static marketing and advertising into direct to consumer
messaging that is displayed at the point of decision. The licensed
solution provided marketers the ability to edit, schedule and deliver
text, pricing and animation content to any of its locations along the
network from a graphical user Web interface. The Company added some
of the largest accounts in its industry.
USAF II - United States Arbitrage
DCG was engaged to help create the company’s
business plan and identify strategic partners. USAF II acquires government-guaranteed loans, strips the interest coupon
and sells the principal resulting in an annuity income stream.
Telecom was a national, facilities-based CLEC
with a presence in 30 major metro markets. Allegiance was acquired by XO Communications
for approximately $550 million in 2004.
IPS, based in Golden, Colorado, is an industry leader in the
development of thin-film energy storage devices and power systems for
micro-electronic applications. Its revolutionary LiTE*STAR micro-battery can
be used to reliably power medical devices, smart cards, ID badges,
semiconductors and a host of electronic and consumer devices.