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Quant shop HC Technologies launches private equity arm

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Chicago-based quantitative trading firm HC Technologies has launched a private equity business. HC Private Investments will focus on middle-market private equity investments in lower-middle market manufacturing companies ranging in size from $10 to $100 million in enterprise value focused on consumer and industrial markets. Typical equity investments will range in size between $5 million and $25 million.

HC Private Investments will be led by John P. Kelly and Matthew J. Moran. Prior to founding HC Private Investments, Kelly was a senior investment professional with The Tokarz Group Advisers and Moran was a senior investment professional at Wind Point Partners.

HCPI's investments can take the form of control equity, growth equity, structured equity and junior debt, depending on the transaction.

Kelly and Moran noted in a statement that they see a significant opportunity in the lower middle market where it has been difficult for businesses to access the full range of financing options and grow their businesses significantly.

HC Technologies is an algorithmic and discretionary trading firm with a focus on futures and currencies. The firm was founded in 2007 by Joe Niciforo and Charlie Carey. HC Tech also oversees LaunchPad Trading, a joint venture between Tudor Capital and HC Technologies, focused on identifying emerging portfolio managers and providing them with a seeding platform.......................

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