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1, griffon, gryphon
a winged monster with an eagle-like head and the body of a lion

griffin, griffon, gryphon

A mythological beast having a lion’s body with an eagle’s head and wings; used decoratively.
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Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors focuses on acquisitions of and growth investments in middle market companies in partnership with experienced management.
Since first identifying EOC as an under-managed consumer products brand two and a half years ago, Gryphon has worked closely with EOC management to build the business rapidly and to improve operations dramatically, which has enabled us to complete two dividend recapitalizations in two years.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Staffing Now, one of the fastest growing private staffing firms in the nation with revenues in excess of $100 million, today announced that the majority of its stock has been acquired by San Francisco-based private equity firm Gryphon Investors, in partnership with staffing industry executive Ray Marcy and management.
Gryphon Networks has committed to submitting its unique ICCMP-based compliance, usability and productivity solution prior to the end of 2005.
Gryphon Networks' ICCMP is powered by a preference and exemption rules engine, designed to maximize regulatory exemption opportunities, support customer-specific suppression rules and preference marketing intelligence.
Today, Gryphon Networks is the leading provider of compliance, sales productivity and marketing solutions to companies spanning a wide spectrum of industries.
Gryphon Networks will continually monitor and update new regulations and DNC information as a managed service so Erie Insurance agents can concentrate on generating new business.
Based in San Francisco, California, Gryphon Investors focuses on leveraged acquisitions of and growth investments in middle-market companies in partnership with experienced executives.
Joshua Schott, Update Legal's CEO, said: "After two years of confidential discussions with Gryphon that led to a transaction in May 2005, I am pleased that our partnership is off to such a strong start.
Using Gryphon Networks' powerful preference and exemption rules engine, Privacy Advisor automatically identifies alternate or customer-preferred contact methods, enabling preference-marketing opportunities.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced today that its portfolio company, Montvale, New Jersey-based Eight O'Clock(R) Coffee Company, has completed its second dividend recapitalization in as many years.
Flexibility, responsiveness and accessibility to their people were the keys to our decision to choose Gryphon Networks," Crabtree said.