Aran recognizes the role that our people play in our clients' and portfolio companies success. The majority of our staff have hands-on executive, operational or technical experience with leading companies in the software, communications, logistics and media industries. Aran's research activities, international operations, and significant advisor and contact network enable us to identify fresh and compelling investment opportunities. We analyze and quantify the opportunity, develop a comprehensive risk mitigation plan, often investing alongside our external investors.
At Aran, vision is actively fostered in every member of the firm, our people are urged to see and think beyond the horizon; to anticipate the implications of technologies; to detect hidden interdependencies between markets; to identify critical relationships. Aran's definition of an effective professional is one who understands not only where value and opportunity are today, but where they will be, and won't be, tomorrow. We consider such breadth and depth of understanding to be an essential ingredient in effective advisory and investment services.
Collectively Aran's principals have completed over 100 transactions on three continents with an aggregate market value in excess of $10 billion. We leverage the experience of our firm and advisors to provide clients with innovative solutions and outstanding service. Aran takes a structured teamwork approach to each engagement. We share the details of the process with our clients and keep them informed of progress every step of the way.