The Gores Group is a control-oriented private equity firm based in Beverly Hills, California. The firm focuses on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and capital base. It combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. Gores primarily seeks to invest in industry sectors such as technology, telecommunications, business services, industrial, healthcare, media and entertainment, and consumer products. Founded in 1987, the firm has approximately $2 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2016. It is presently investing from Gores Capital Partners III and Gores Small Capitalization Partners, which have approximately $2.1 billion and $300 million in capital commitments, respectively.