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Ted Bauman is an investment expert who feels like he finally discovered the secret to being a more productive entrepreneur. He has always done his best work in the early hours of the morning, and he believes he would have gotten a lot more done during his life if he knew to set this time aside earlier. He now ensures that his calendar is clear in the morning so he can get to work on the important matters for the day. Luckily for Bauman, his office is in the basement of his house, but that doesn’t mean he can get to work right away. He first takes care of his daughter by making sure she gets off to school, and then he gets to work creating content for his investment newsletter readers.

Investment expert Ted Bauman now works with Banyan Hill Publishing, where he is the editor for the Bauman Letter, Alpha Stock Alert, and Plan B Club. Thousands of people are subscribed to his newsletters, and these readers wait patiently every week so they can learn something new from him. Bauman spends a lot of his days listening to the news and doing his investment research into the issues he will be writing about. He works hard to provide value for his readers and believes that it is his job to make his readers more interested in mundane topics. In order to do so, he draws from real life examples, and this has worked out very well for him.

About Ted Bauman, he was born in the United States, Ted Bauman has spent many years living in South Africa. He served various nonprofits as a fund manager and also worked with the South African government and the United Nations. His work with Slum Dwellers Internationals has helped millions of poor people from all over the globe. Ted Bauman now focuses on helping his readers to protect their assets and to become better investors. Most of the strategies he presents are low risk strategies, and this is a good niche in today’s market. It is Bauman’s hope that his readers will be more prepared and ready in case another bull market arrives.

The Palo Alto-based private equity firm HGGC reports a huge growth in overall volume transaction during the past five years. Since the beginning of 2017 alone, HGGC closed seven platform investments and 23 add-on transactions. The firm also conducted five liquidity events. Company officials say deal volume over the past five years doubled that of the previous five years of operation.

HGGC was founded in 2007. One it’s famous co-founders if the former NFL quarterback Steve Young. He led the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl Championships in the 1980s and 1990s. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2005.

Other co-founders are equally famous on the field of finance. They include legendary names such as John M. Huntsman and Robert C. Gay. Other co-founders were Richard Lawson and Gregory Benson.

From the beginning, this super team was determined to create a different kind of company. It was focused on bringing cutting edge technologies to sectors of the economy that lagged behind in terms of using IT and high tech to bolster business. Examples of where HGGC operates are car dealerships, grocery stores, marketing firms an insurance operators. The company invests in middle-market entities in these categories and others using leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and growth equity investments to reshape their models.

HGGC has completed acquisitions, recapitalizations, platform investment with a total transaction value north of $12 billion. That represents 60-plus investments and 46,000 portfolio employees. Additionally, the company was recently named the M&A Mid-Market Private Equity Firm of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine.

HGGC has also been in the news recently for bringing an array of new talent into the firm. They include Colin Phinisey who joins the team as a principal. He will lead capital markets across the firm’s portfolio. Phinisey is the former director of leveraged finance with Deutsche Bank Securities. He also previously served as senior financial analyst for Wachovia.

Another talent add-on is Christopher Guinn. He will be executive director working within the firm’s growing portfolio. He formerly headed acquisition integration Ply Gem Industries, a Golden Gate Capital firm.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/05/business/dealbook/private-equity-firm-hggc-raises-1-3-billion-for-new-fund.html