First Analysis

One South Wacker Drive, Suite 3900,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States,
(312) 258-1400
www.firstanalysis.com

First Analysis is a financial advisory and investment firm. First Analysis' private equity arm targets investments in growth companies at all stages of development. The Group looks for opportunities based primarily in the US and can commit up to $10 million of equity per transaction. Sectors of particular interest include outsourced services, (business/government services, education, environmental services, healthcare services, marketing services); information technology, (business integration, call centers, healthcare IT, network security, open source, sensor systems, transaction processing); and chemistry enabled businesses (advanced materials, chemicals, healthcare products, polymers, purification). First Analysis was formed in 1981 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


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In the last 3 years, First Analysis has invested in 7 companies.

First Analysis’ most common sectors for investment are software (18%) and information technology (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (45%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, First Analysis has invested in 18 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, First Analysis has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (73%). First Analysis’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Lake Region Medical for $1.3B.

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