SBIA Presents Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL) with Champion of Small Business Investing Award
October 29, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Small Business Investor Alliance
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 29, 2018) – On Friday, the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the leading association of lower middle market private equity funds and investors, recognized Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL) for his support of small business investment and presented him with SBIA’s Champion of Small Business Investing Award. Rep. Schneider is among a group of select Members of Congress whom SBIA is honoring in recognition of their support for small business access to capital.
“Congressman Schneider has been an incredible advocate for investment in America’s small businesses through his support of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program,” said SBIA President Brett Palmer. “Small business investors empower growth and job creation across the country, and the legislative work of our Small Business Champions in Congress has been instrumental to facilitating greater capital access for America’s entrepreneurs.”
Presenting the Champion of Small Business Investing Award to Rep. Schneider were SBIA members Sachin Goel of Brightwood Capital, Mike Revord and Bert Brahm of Aldine Capital Partners, Jeff Pfeffer of CapX Partners, and Brian Boorstein of Granite Creek Capital Partners.
SBICs provide critical growth capital to American small businesses to help them expand their operations and create jobs; they have invested more than $2 billion in Illinois businesses over the past 10 years.
About the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA)
The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) is the premier organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors. SBIA works on behalf of its members as a tireless advocate for policies that promote competitive markets and robust domestic investment for growing small businesses. SBIA has been playing a pivotal role in promoting the growth and vitality of the private equity industry for over 50 years. For more information, visit www.SBIA.org or call (202) 628-5055.