Advantage Capital Partners Names New Principal

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Patrick Doherty brings extensive investment experience to role

ST. LOUIS, January 24, 2012 - Advantage Capital Partners, a leading venture capital and small business finance firm, is proud to announce the addition of a new firm principal, Patrick G. Doherty. As a member of the firm’s Investment Group, Doherty will be responsible for investment activities and portfolio management.

Doherty joins Advantage Capital after 20 years in the investment banking and private equity industries.  He is the founder and Managing Member of Saturday Capital, a lower middle-market private equity and venture capital firm. Mr. Doherty previously served as the President of Mariner Private Equity, LLC, managing a lower middle-market private equity fund and an early stage venture investment fund with $75 million in committed capital. He is a former Managing Director and the Group Head of the Consumer and Industrial investment banking practice at A.G. Edwards. During his tenure there, he led a staff of mergers & acquisition professionals focused on executing sell-side and buy-side engagements for lower middle-market privately held corporations. Before joining A.G. Edwards, Mr. Doherty was an investment banker in the mergers & acquisitions department at Dean Witter Reynolds in New York. He has also held several management positions with Eagle Snacks, Inc.

“Pat Doherty comes to Advantage Capital Partners with considerable leadership experience in the industry, both as a top executive and as an investment banker,” said Advantage Capital senior managing director Scott Zajac. “We look forward to his contributions to our team.”

Mr. Doherty currently serves as an advisory board member of several venture-backed companies, including LogicSource, PhoneFactor and Pollenware.  He received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago School of Business, and his B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.
About Advantage Capital Partners
Advantage Capital Partners is a leading venture capital and small business finance firm focused on providing growth capital and other investments supporting state and local economic development efforts. The firm’s typical forms of investment include early stage, expansion equity, mezzanine financing, senior and subordinated loans and government-guaranteed lending. With offices and partners in St. Louis, New Orleans, and other U.S. cities, Advantage has raised more than $1.6 billion in institutional capital since 1992 and invested in companies located in geographic areas underserved by traditional capital.