SBIA Welcomes 10 Additional New Members in 2019
August 19, 2019
2019 New Members
Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) is excited to welcome ten (10) new members, increasing the new member count for 2019 to twenty-two (22). By joining SBIA, each organization has strengthened their stride to promote investments and growth in the middle market. As the go-to association for advocacy, networking, and support, members access a strong, well-respected lobbying team on Capitol Hill and premier events that provide exceptional peer-to-peer networking and education. SBIA has over 240 active members that contribute to all sides of the lower middle market, and 84% of those members are Funds or LPs. Check out SBIA’s members page for the full list of members.
If you are interested in joining SBIA or have questions about membership, please email SBIA Membership Team or call 202-628-5055.
Canapi Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in early to growth-stage fintech companies. Based in Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, North Carolina, Canapi has created a unique venture capital model, connecting fintech companies to an extensive network of banks and strategic partners. Canapi’s partners have been at the forefront of financial services innovation as operators, investors, bankers, advisors, and regulators.
Capital Foundry is a Pittsburgh-based investment bank that provides a variety of debt and credit products as well as business consulting services to small businesses and middle-market companies.
Caprice Capital Partners, LLC
Caprice Capital Partners is an investment management firm that focuses on providing flexible capital solutions, including senior debt, unitranche, second lien, unsecured, and minority equity to the lower middle market companies. Caprice Capital Partners’ specialties range from debt financings ranging from $5-$50 million, supporting growth/working capital, acquisitions, management buyouts, refinancing, or family/shareholder liquidity events.
Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners (“EIP”) is an investment firm that focuses on companies optimizing energy consumption and improving sustainable energy generation by collaborating with our utility partners to drive innovation. EIP formed Energy Impact Credit Fund (EICF), the SBIC, to offer flexible capital solutions to companies in its target industries, as well as invest in adjacent industries such as business services, industrials, technology, and transportation.
Farm Credit Services of America
FCSAmerica’s mission is to be agriculture’s most valued financial partner. A member of the Farm Credit System, FCSAmerica is a nearly $30 billion financial cooperative based in Omaha, NE which provides dependable credit to America’s farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses. In addition, FCSAmerica deploys equity capital into investment funds focused on rural business formation or expansion, rural infrastructure, ag tech, and agribusinesses.
First Financial Bank
First Financial Bank is a recognized leader in small business lending and member of the Preferred Lender Program (PLP) of the Small Business Administration (SBA). As a PLP lender, First Financial Bank can deliver project-based solutions to assist small businesses with short and long term.
Palm Beach Capital
Palm Beach Capital (PBC) is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams in middle market buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth equity investments. As a firm that positions itself as an opportunistic, growth investor with a value perspective, PBC is willing to explore a spectrum of investment options.
SharpVue Capital is an alternative investment firm that manages private credit and real estate funds on behalf of institutional investors. SharpVue’s private credit fund provides flexible debt and equity capital solutions to sponsor-backed and independently operated small businesses.
Spire Capital is a private equity firm focused on lead and control investments in middle market companies within the technology-enabled business services, media,education, and communications sectors. With a mission to build valuable businesses in partnership with management teams to drive outsized returns for our investors, Spire Capital has invested in 26 platform companies and consummated over 90 add-on acquisitions.
Westcott Investment Group
Westcott Investment Group is a private equity investment company established by the long-time investment office of the Westcott family. Westcott Investment Group seeks to make mezzanine, equity control investments and non-controlling growth capital investments in lower middle market companies with a focus on tailored solutions for existing management and ownership.
SBIA is the voice and advocate for the lower middle market. Go to www.SBIA.org/about to learn more about the Small Busines Investor Alliance.