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Walnut Venture Associates
Offices: Wellesley, Massachusetts
Walnut Venture Associates consists of entrepreneurs & investors who have joined forces to fund and aid the development of local companies through their collective business experience and contacts. Skill sets include depth in all functional areas. Individuals in the group have been CEOs of more than 20 companies, have invested in over 225 private companies, and have been members of the Board of Directors.
Walton Family Foundation
Offices: Bentonville, Arkansas
The Walton Family Foundation pursues a philanthropic mission established by Sam and Helen Walton. Sam and Helen Walton’s philosophy of giving is based on life-long experiences in small town Northwest Arkansas that teach the value of personal engagement and involvement, the power of education in society, and that making philanthropic investments should make an appreciable difference in communities.
Wand Partners
Offices: New York, New York
Wand Partners focuses primarily on specialty financial services. Wand's investments have included buy-outs, growth capital investments and venture transactions in young companies that could leverage the resources of large, established businesses. Wand adds value by helping portfolio companies assess opportunities, develop strategic plans and partner relationships, complete acquisitions, structure financings and manage complexity.
Warburg Pincus
Offices: San Francisco-Menlo Park, California
Warburg Pincus has built on more than 30 years of experience to become a global leader among the top private equity and venture capital firms in existence today. Working in partnership with management teams, the firm adopts an active role in developing business. They provide equity capital across all stages of a company’s life cycle, from start-up and growth financings to acquisitions and restructurings.

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Warburg Pincus Asia
Offices: Beijing-Shanghai-Hong Kong, China
"Globalization" is fundamentally about Asia, especially the rise of China and India and their integration into the global economy. Warburg Pincus has been in Asia for more than a decade since the opening of its first office in 1994 and has invested more than $2 billion in the region . With that comes "first mover" experience, solid relationships and strong, proprietary deal flow.
Warburg Pincus Energy
Offices: New York, New York
Warburg Pincus has provided more than $3.5 billion in equity funding for energy companies around the world since the late 1980's. The firm has invested behind entrepreneurs to start new companies, including those exploring for hydrocarbons. Warburg Pincus has also financed growth investments and buy-out opportunities.
Warburg Pincus Europe
Offices: London, England
Warburg Pincus is one of the leading private equity investors in Europe. Since their first European transaction in 1983, the firm has invested more than $6B in over 80 companies in 17 European countries. Warburg Pincus has committed as much as $500 million to a single transaction. They seek to partner with management teams that are building, transforming or acquiring businesses with the potential to be market leaders with enduring value.
Warburg Pincus Healthcare
Offices: New York, New York
With their unparalleled network of contacts, a proactive, long-term investment perspective and the ability to commit hundreds of millions of dollars of equity to a single transaction, Warburg Pincus is a leading investment firm in the healthcare industry. As direct equity investor in healthcare for more than 30 years, Warburg Pincus has invested more than $4 billion in approximately 120 healthcare companies.
Warburg Pincus LBO
Offices: New York, New York
Warburg Pincus has been an active investor in leveraged buy-out and special situations transactions for many years, having invested approximately $4 billion in such late-stage deals. Most of the firm's focus in this area has been on the acquisition of undervalued companies or those that have developed new technologies to support significant growth initiatives. Their activities in this sector are global.


Wasserstein & Co
Offices: Los Angeles, California & New York, New York
Wasserstein & Co is currently investing Wasserstein Ventures II, with $160 million of committed capital targeted at expansion and later-stage growth investments in US-based companies.  Wasserstein Ventures II typically makes an initial investment of between $4-7 million in a portfolio company, although in certain investments (including control investments) this range may expand.
Waterland Private Equity
Offices: The Netherlands
Waterland Private Equity Investments is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realizing their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resources and committed industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions. Waterland is an active investor in the financial, strategic and operational sense.
Watermill Ventures
Offices: Lexington, Massachusetts
Watermill Ventures is a private buyout group focusing on acquiring middle-market  companies in transition. This can range from helping companies through bankruptcy to enabling improved growth in healthy enterprises to significant ownership or management transitions. Using more than 27 years of strategic, transactional and operating experience, and more than 75 years of collective experience, they acquire companies at a strategic crossroads.
Water Street Healthcare Partners
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
Water Street Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm with an outstanding track record of building market leading healthcare companies. Their focus is helping growth-oriented management teams identify and evaluate opportunities to dramatically increase the value of their business. By leveraging their industry knowledge and network of contacts, they help managers accelerate growth and create companies of great value.
Waud Capital Partners
Offices: Lake Forest, Illinois
Waud Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams to invest in middle market buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity investments and industry consolidations. Waud Capital is a growth investor with a value perspective. They invest in business and consumer services, healthcare services, specialty distribution and value-added manufacturing.