In an effort to diversify their wealth, the Family began investing in venture capital and private equity deals. Similar to oil and gas opportunities, venture capital and private equity deals are inherently risky. This risk leads to the opportunity for rewarding returns. Devotion to a due diligence process and selectivity has increased the Family's success rate. The partnerships and investments the Family has decided to invest in range from aerosols and propellants sold to DuPont to banks and financial institutions to pipelines and education in Latin America, plus many more. A few examples of the venture capital and private equity partnerships are listed below.