Office Locations:

100 Pine Street, Suite 2420
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 888-24-8167

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  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology



    Established in 1990, FW Capital is an experienced private equity fund of funds manager supported by a sizable team and committed anchor limited partner. Today, FW Capital manages six diversified funds-of-funds, two secondary funds, seven customized programs and provides discretionary advisory services to W&SFG. These mandates currently comprise $2.0 billion in private equity commitments for public and private institutions. The firm has investments with 115+ underlying funds and 40 direct co-investments. The funds typically make investments across approximately 25 underlying fund investments, including secondary purchases of funds, which cumulatively may represent more than 400 investments in private companies. It primarily invests in growth stock of small-cap companies with market-capitalizations between $100 million to $2.5 billion. FW Capital has an active program in which they invest directly in companies, typically alongside other private equity fund managers (i.e., co-investments) with whom they have made fund investments. FW Capital typically invests $250,000 to $2 million alongside proven private equity co-investors. FW Capital has been an active investor in the secondary market since 2003, and targets investments up to $20 million in traditional secondary purchases. FW Capital is also an active investor in special situations such as fund recapitalizations, annex funds, bridge capital, end of fund-life solutions, manager lift-outs, and other nontraditional situations. The firm targets investments of $5 million to $20 million in these special situations.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Gerald J. Ulland FSA Chief Financial Officer
    Julia Ossipov-Grodsky CFA Managing Director
    M. Robert Maeder CFA Managing Director and Deputy Head of Private Equity
    Maribeth S. Rahe President and CEO
    Michele Hawkins CRCP, IACCP Managing Director and CCO


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