ABS Capital Partners

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ABS Capital Partners
Type Private
Industry Private equity
Founded 1990
Founders Donald Hebb
Headquarters 400 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Products Venture capital, Growth capital
Total assets $2.1 billion
Employees 20+
Website www.abscapital.com

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

The firm, which is based in Baltimore, was founded in 1990. The firm has raised approximately $2.5 billion since 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 investments include Rosetta Stone, American Public Education, Captivate Network and DoubleClick.


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