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American Capital executives Malon Wilkus, Samuel Flax, John Erickson and Ira Wagner at the company's Bethesda office. (Courtesy of American Capital)

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American Capital

Operating from seven offices in the United States and Europe, the private-equity firm and global asset manager underwrites and manages mid-market investments from $10 million to $300 million. The volatile economy has taken its toll on the value of some of those investments, but in November, Malon Wilkus, chairman and chief executive, said the company is “cautiously optimistic” that its portfolio companies will perform well.

2 Bethesda Metro Center, 14th Floor

Bethesda Md., 20814


Founded: 1986

Chairman and CEO: Malon Wilkus

Revenue: $1217000

Assets: $6084000

Employees (local): 315 (186)

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