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May 03, 2015 9:05 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Golden Gate Capital

Company Overview

Golden Gate Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed/startup, early venture, mid venture, late venture, turnaround, middle market, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, restructuring, corporate extractions, carve-outs, distressed, bankruptcy restructurings, refinancing, public-to-private transactions, public equities, going private transactions, build-ups, add-on acquisitions, and growth equity investments. The firm seeks to invest in sectors including semiconductors, Semiconductor Equipment and Devices, sensors, industrials, business and information services, electronics, software, technology hardware, Electronic hardware, business services, r...

One Embarcadero Center

39th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Golden Gate Capital

Managing Director
Age: 57
Managing Director
Age: 46
Managing Director
Age: 51
Executive Vice President of Finance and General Counsel
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Golden Gate Capital Key Developments

Bain Capital And Golden Gate Capital Eyeing ANN

Bain Capital, LLC and Golden Gate Capital are competing to acquire ANN INC. (NYSE:ANN) from Red Alder and Engine Capital LP, according to people familiar with the matter. A deal is highly uncertain. The exact status of the talks could not be learned. Ann, Golden Gate and Bain declined to comment.

Golden Gate Capital Appoints Jay Parkinson as an Operating Executive

Golden Gate Capital announced that it has entered into a partnership with energy industry executive Jay Parkinson. Mr. Parkinson will serve as an Operating Executive who will help expand the firm's focus on the oil and gas sector and explore investments in the energy services, infrastructure and exploration and production (E&P) segments. Mr. Parkinson most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc.

Interstate National Reportedly Mulls Sale To Lightyear

Interstate National Corporation, a Golden Gate Capital portfolio company, is in discussions to sell itself for at least $200 million to Lightyear Capital LLC, according to people familiar with the discussions. Negotiations are still ongoing between Golden Gate and Lightyear and the deal may still fall apart, the people said, asking not to be named because they were not authorized to speak on the record. One hurdle in the lengthy auction process has been legal proceedings related to "robocalls," the people said, without giving details. Royal Bank of Canada has been working on the sale of Interstate National. The auction attracted other private equity bidders including Corsair Capital LLC and ABRY Partners, LLC, the people said. Representatives for RBC, Golden Gate and Corsair declined to comment, reported Reuters. Representatives for Interstate National, and ABRY did not immediately respond to a request for comment, reported Reuters.

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