Local Investment Firm Participates in Leaders Against Litter

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LOCAL INVESTMENT FIRM PARTICIPATES IN LEADERS AGAINST LITTER
Advantage Capital Partners teamed up with Keep Louisiana Beautiful and community leaders

NEW ORLEANS –Friday, April 11th, 2014 – Advantage Capital Partners, a leading growth capital and small business finance firm, teamed up with Keep Louisiana Beautiful for the New Orleans “Leaders Against Litter” event, a statewide litter-thon to heighten awareness and confront the litter problem in Louisiana. Local council members, legislators, citizens and staff from Advantage Capital Partners met at Taylor Park to pick up litter and improve the quality of the community.

“The ‘Leaders Against Louisiana’ event not only allows us to clean up our community, but also enables us to strengthen our economic growth opportunities,” stated Susan G. Guidry, New Orleans City Councilmember. “Cleaner communities will attract more business improving our economic development efforts. I am proud to partner with Keep Louisiana Beautiful and their efforts to prepare our state for growth.”

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organizations focused on education, enforcement, awareness and cleanups. By working with local organizations, Keep Louisiana Beautiful focuses on promoting personal, cooperative and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana.

“At Advantage Capital Partners we have been working to help communities prosper for over 20 years,” said Talmadge Singer, senior vice president at Advantage Capital Partners and Keep Louisiana Beautiful board member. “Cleaner communities have a better chance of attracting residents, businesses and potential investors. Helping in litter clean up not only improves the quality of life in New Orleans, it also has the potential to increase business in the area and spur economic development.”

About Advantage Capital Partners
Advantage Capital Partners is a leading growth 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 venture, expansion equity, mezzanine financing, senior and subordinated loans and government-guaranteed lending. With offices and partners in New Orleans, St. Louis, Chicago and other U.S. cities, Advantage Capital has invested more than $1.6 billion since 1992. The firm invests in small businesses across a wide range of industries that are located in geographic areas underserved by traditional sources of capital.