Representative Investments


Current Investments 



Arch Capital Group


Otter Capital invested in October 2001 in a $763 million equity capital raising by Arch Capital Group (, a Bermuda public limited company [Nasdaq:ACGL] with insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries in Bermuda and the United States.  Mr. Pasquesi assisted Arch in considering its financing alternatives and serves as Vice Chairman of Arch and Chairman of its Finance and Investment Committee.  Arch now has equity capital in excess of $5.6 billion and an investment portfolio of $14.0 billion.



Arena Solutions


Arena Solutions ( offers cloud-based bill of materials and change management software.  Mr. Pasquesi serves as a director of Arena Solutions.





BioConsortia ( uses a proprietary R&D platform to discover and develop innovative microbial communities (consortia) to improve crop trait performance and increase crop yield.  The microbial consortia are designed to be applied as seed treatments or soil additives.  Mr. Pasquesi is a director of BioConsortia.



Decimal, Inc.

Decimal, d/b/a The Online 401k ( ) provides recordkeeping and administration for 401k and other retirement plans for small businesses.  Mr. Pasquesi is a director of Decimal.



Equity Risk Partners


Equity Risk Partners ( is the only full-service insurance brokerage and risk management firm focused exclusively on the private equity industry.  Mr. Pasquesi serves as a director of Equity Risk Partners.




GLMX ( has developed a web-based trading platform for money market trading designed for the specific needs of institutional investors and funding managers.  Mr. Pasquesi is a director of GLMX.




Inguran LLC, d/b/a Sexing Technologies ( ) is the world’s leading provider of sexed semen to the dairy and other livestock industries.  Sexing Technologies’ patented process allows dairy farmers to determine the gender of the offspring.  Mr. Pasquesi is a director of Inguran.




Nor1 ( ) provides its patented eStandby Upgrade service to leading hotel chains including Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental and Carlson Hotels.  eStandby uses software and sophisticated analytics to provide customized upgrade offers to hotel guests.  Mr. Pasquesi is a director of Nor1. ( is a leading online retailer offering discount brand-name merchandise.  Otter Capital invested in in March 2002. completed its IPO in June 2002 [Nasdaq:OSTK].


Exited Investments 




AgraQuest ( discovers, develops, manufactures and markets highly effective biopesticides and other products for agricultural and other markets.  In 2012 Bayer CropScience acquired AgraQuest for $425 million plus earnouts.  Mr. Pasquesi previously served as chairman of the board of directors of AgraQuest.



WSA Global Holdings

WSA Global Holdings owns and operates The WSA Show, the largest footwear and related accessories trade show in the world.  Otter Capital invested in WSA in 2006.  In 2007 WSA Global Holdings was acquired by ENK International, a leading operator of trade shows in the fashion and accessories industry.  ENK was subsequently acquired by Advanstar ( ).





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