First Analysis Corporation is a private equity and venture capital firm providing expansion and growth capital to small, mid-size, and emerging growth companies. It prefers to invest in companies engaged in outsourced services, information technology, and chemistry-enabled businesses. Within the outsourced services sector, investments are sought in business and government services, education, environmental services, healthcare services, and marketing services. Within the information technology sector, the firm seeks to invest in business integration and intelligence, CRM and call centers, network security, open source, sensor systems, and transaction processing. Within the chemistry enabled sector, it prefers to invest in advanced materials, chemicals, healthcare products, polymers and processing, and separation and purification. The firm mainly invests in companies based in the United States. It typically acts as the lead or sole investor, investing up to $10 million in portfolio companies. First Analysis Corporation was founded in 1981 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.