American Capital, Ltd. (American Capital), is an equity firm and global asset manager. American Capital invests in private equity, private debt, private real estate securities and other investments, technology investments, special situation investments, alternative asset funds managed by the Company. The Company primarily invests in senior and mezzanine debt and equity in buyouts of private companies sponsored by the Company (One Stop Buyouts) or sponsored by other private equity funds (Private Equity Buyouts) and provide capital directly to early stage and mature private and small public companies. It refers to its investments in these companies as its private finance portfolio. In December 2013, the Company announced that its portfolio company DelStar, Inc., including its subsidiary DelStar Technologies, Inc., was sold to Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc.