SBIA Presents Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) with Champion of Small Business Investing Award

Catherine Kuerbitz
Small Business Investor Alliance
(202) 628-5055


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 Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) for his support of small business investment and presented him with SBIA’s Champion of Small Business Investing Award. Senator Donnelly is among a group of select Members of Congress whom SBIA is honoring in recognition of their support of capital access for small businesses.

“Senator Donnelly has been an incredible advocate for investment in America’s small businesses through his bipartisan work on the Senate Banking Committee,” 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 award to Senator Donnelly were SBIA members Faraz Abbasi, Michael Miller, and Jill Margetts of Centerfield Capital Partners, as well as Gregg Browne of Wild Sports, a local small business.

BDCs provide critical growth capital to American small businesses to help them expand their operations and create jobs; they currently have over $1.6 billion invested in Indiana businesses.  SBICs have invested more than $545 million in Indiana small 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 or call (202) 628-5055.

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