| Genco Shipping & Trading (GSTL) |
Prides has been active recently in two other small-cap names, Diamond Foods ( DMND) and Valassis Communications ( VCI). Compass is also in the PowerShares ETF Trust. This is an exchange-traded fund that hopes to ride the private-equity boom by investing in the shares of other public private-equity funds.
We are a private equity-like firm investing in the public markets through strategic block investments. We look for companies of high quality that we can purchase below their intrinsic values, and with which we can create an active partnership with management to add and create value. Strategically positioned in a sector of the market with a significant valuation gap and limited analyst coverage, our experienced management team operates with a sustainable competitive advantage.
| Compass Diversified Trust (CODI) |