Eli Global’s portfolio companies have closed a record annual number of acquisitions this year, with 24 acquisitions in 2018 to date. Companies acquired are in the health care, financial services, IT, aerospace, software, and cybersecurity sectors, and they’re located in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. This year’s acquisitions build upon Eli Global’s continuing history of exceptional organic growth and growth by acquisition. Fair value net worth was $1.7 billion on a pretax basis as of December 31, 2017. This represents a 63 percent compound annual return on equity over 26 years since Eli was founded in 1991 with $5,000. This extraordinary track record ranks at the top of investment returns among roughly comparable hedge funds, private equity funds, family offices, and publicly-traded conglomerates. We credit Eli Global’s success to our adherence to company values of decentralization, limited bureaucracy, long-term thinking, and the vision and hard work of our 10,000 employees.