The Gores Group is engorged with technology, telecommunications, business services, health care, media, retail, and industrial companies. The private investment firm buys and manages mature and growing businesses with revenues between $30 million and more than $1 billion. Gores often buys spinoffs of noncore operations from large corporate parents. The company, which has offices in North America and Europe, does its own due diligence, usually takes full ownership and sets its experts to work to improve the acquired company. Since its founding by chairman and CEO Alec Gores in 1987, The Gores Group has acquired and operated more than 80 companies around the world.