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ABS Capital Partners is an American private equity firm focused on investments in companies across a range of industries, including business and education services, information and communications technology and health care.

ABS Capital Partners
IndustryPrivate equity
Founded1990; 29 years ago (1990)
FounderDonald Hebb
Headquarters400 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
ProductsVenture capital
Growth capital
Total assets$2.1 billion
Number of employees

The firm, which is based in Baltimore was founded in 1990. The firm has raised approximately $2.5 billion since its inception across seven funds.

ABS Capital Partners is a member of the National Venture Capital Association [1] and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association.[2]


ABS Capital Partners was founded in 1990 and was originally the investment arm of Alex. Brown & Sons (later BT Alex. Brown). The firm's founder, Donald Hebb spent more than 20 years with Alex. Brown where he was CEO from 1986 to 1991, leading the initial public offering in 1986.

ABS is an acronym representing the firm's predecessor organization Alex. Brown & Sons.

Among the firm's notable investment holdings include, apei, Audacious Inquiry, Avalere Health,[3] Bask,[4], Captivate Network,[3] DoubleClick,[5] InPhonic, iZotope,[6] Landstar System, Liquidity Services, Neustar, PowerReviews,[3] and Rosetta Stone.[7]


  1. ^ “NVCA Member Directory”
  2. ^ “MAVA: Venture Capital Members” Archived October 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c "ABS Capital Partners / Our Companies". Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  4. ^ "iTOK Raises $18M in Series B Equity Financing". 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  5. ^ "DoubleClick nabs $40 million in financing". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  6. ^ "ABS Capital Partners - Investments". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  7. ^ "Rosetta Stone Completes Initial Public Offering above the Range | Business Wire". Retrieved 2016-07-20.

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