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and/or providing financing for, established and start-up companies. These investments are made on behalf of the firm and their individual and institutional investors. A firm’s financial status is measured in terms of total capital under management for the calendar year. Additional information provided to BE includes a firm’s total number of funds as well as its portfolio companies. In addition to receiving surveys from these companies, we consulted regulatory agencies and industry associations.
As indicated, BLACK ENTERPRISE consulted industry analysts and other sources to verify the information contained in the lists. Companies that may have previously appeared on the BE 100S but have been excluded this year are either no longer black-owned or their financial status has dropped below the minimum threshold to make any of the lists.
The BE 100S are available on disk in both Windows and Mac formats. The TopList Software provides mailing addresses and phone numbers for the companies, as well as information on black organizations. For more information on TopList, contact B.E. Events at 212-886-9576.
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