2. Fairview Capital Partners Inc.

Founded by JoAnn Price and Laurence C. Morse in 1994, Fairview Capital Partners is the largest minority- and woman-owned private equity firm in the country. Fairview Capital currently manages 27 clients and $2.6 billion in capital under management.

The West Hartford, Connecticut-based funds-of-funds manager invests in venture capital and private equity capital partnerships which invest directly in operating companies.

In February, Price received the 2009 Black Enterprise Women of Power Legacy Award for excellence in business.

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