Hamel Interests and Private Equity, LLC
4634 Fairfield Ave. Shreveport, La. 71106
318.868.4921 office



Shreveport parents honored at Oxford University

A seminar room at the Oxford University Saïd Business School now bears the names of two Shreveport natives. Stewart Hamel, managing principal of Hamel Interests and Private Equity LLC, unveiled the room last week. The Hamel Seminar Room honors his parents, Milton and Katherine Hamel. Hamel sat on the Oxford University Saïd Business School Board in 2010 and 2011 and is an alumni of the Business School.


Management Memo: Hamel Interests and Private Equity

What are the economic and social impacts of private equity and venture capital in our community?
Answer: Private investments play an important part of the U.S. economy; but in regional concentration, they can be transformative to cities. Private investment groups, known as angel investors, venture capitalists and private equity represent economic engines that create employment, foster innovation, stimulate entrepreneurial activity, improve living standards and produce tax revenue. As a consequence of economic prosperity, significant social benefits tend to follow, which contribute to a better quality of life… (read more)

Community leaders plan for 2050

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that has.”Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist

That thought could have been the guiding premise for a gathering of community leaders the past week at Centenary College. Centenary’s Frost School of Business partnered with Oxford University to engage a group in scenario planning for our area… (read more)

The Tipping Point, Q&A with Steve Rayner

Future of Cities Case Study:  Decisions made on cities today will have implications for generations to come. What changes and challenges will Shreveport-Bossier face over the next fifty years? What are the implications for decisions made by the private sector, governments and civil society?

ReachLocal, Inc. (RLOC) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ReachLocal, Inc. (RLOC) founders, senior staff, and employees will visit NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square and preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell.  ReachLocal completed its IPO and began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on May 20, 2010 under the ticker symbol RLOC and is listed in the Russell 2000® Index.

U.S. Gas Fields Go From Bust to Boom

CADDO PARISH, La. — A massive natural-gas discovery here in northern Louisiana heralds a big shift in the nation’s energy landscape. After an era of declining production, the U.S. is now swimming in natural gas. “There’s no dry hole here,” says Joan Dunlap, vice president of Petrohawk Energy Corp., standing beside a drilling rig near a former Shreveport amusement park.

Deloitte Technology Fast 500

ReachLocal ranks No. 1 on the 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 – an annual ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in North America based on percentage revenue growth over five years (2004 – 2008). ReachLocal topped the list with over 146,050% growth.

Inc. 500

Inc. magazine ranks ReachLocal No. 39 on its 2009 annual Inc. 500 list: an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The ranking was determined by percentage revenue growth over four years (2005 – 2008).

AlwaysOn Global 250

AlwaysOn selected ReachLocal for its 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 List as a winner for technology innovation in digital media. The AlwaysOn Global 250 Award recognizes private, emerging technology companies that create business opportunities in high-growth markets.