Focus

FOCUS_US MapGeographic Focus

Advantage Capital Partners typically focuses on markets that are underserved by other venture and small business finance funds. Our style of investing meets an important need in these areas, and provides us with attractive investment opportunities.

The markets where we are most active are Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., with the recent additions of Maine, Oregon, Nebraska and Arkansas.

 

Investment Size and Structure

Advantage Capital invests in companies at all stages of development: early, expansion, and later stage.  Our funding is typically designed to facilitate growth, supporting the execution of business plans that will propel our portfolio companies to the next level of success. Initial investments range from $500,000 to $10 million.

Through our varied investment experience and range of funding options, we are able to invest at all levels of the capital structure:  from equity to senior debt.  While our most common investments are equity or mezzanine debt, we are flexible and strive to find the structure that best suits the capital needs of our portfolio companies.

We believe strongly in co-investing with other experienced investment firms in order to bring a deep pool of resources and contacts to our portfolio companies, as well as structuring our investments, whether as equity or deeply subordinated debt, to support bank lending.  Doing this allows us to leverage our investment to ensure an even greater impact on our portfolio companies and the communities in which they are located.

 

Value-Added

Click here to learn more about our value-added support for entrepreneurs.

 

Small Business Lending

Click here to learn about government-guaranteed lending opportunities available through our small business finance arm, BizCapital.