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Advantage Capital and the NMSDC Business Consortium Fund Announce New Limited Partners, Continued Progress for Minority Business Growth Fund

November 15, 2022

NEW ORLEANS & ST. LOUIS – November 15, 2022 – Advantage Capital, venture capital firm, small business lender and impact investor, announced today it has added three additional Limited Partners to a new growth capital fund dedicated to closing the racial wealth gap by investing in MBEs. In partnership with the NMSDC Business Consortium Fund (BCF), the impact-oriented fund will provide flexible risk capital to support minority businesses and help them scale.

“With this second close, we are thrilled to continue working toward our ambitious goals and intended outcomes” said Sandra M. Moore, Chief Impact Officer and Managing Director, Advantage Capital. “Since we announced the fund in February, we have been laser focused on securing capital we can deploy to minority owned businesses and communities.”

The fund currently has a robust pipeline of potential businesses it is looking to invest in. With new capital commitments from Deere & Company, Enterprise Bank & Trust, and UMB Bank, the fund anticipates it will begin to make its first investments later this month.

“Empower the Change is a key element of our strategy to get more capital to minority owned businesses,” said Sahra Halpern, president of BCF. “Every corporation and financial institution we engage with shares our vision of increasing capital access for business owners of color, and I am excited about the work we will accomplish through this fund.”

Over its 30-year history, Advantage Capital has invested $260 million in more than 70 MBEs, whose founders often lack the personal and family wealth to start and grow a business.

“We have a long history of investing in opportunities that advance social and economic change,” said Wallas Wiggins, vice president of global supply chain management and logistics for John Deere. “The Empower the Change Fund exemplifies the type of investment we seek to help minority and undercapitalized suppliers grow and build sustainable businesses in their communities.”

Other limited partners in the Empower the Change Fund include Altria, Busey Bank, Carrollton Bank, First Bank of the Lake, Midwest Banking Center, Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), Southern Bancorp, Truist Bank and U.S. Bank.

Advantage Capital expects to announce it first investments from the fund shortly. For more information, visit www.advantagecap.com/empowerthechange.

About Advantage Capital

Advantage Capital provides financing to established and emerging companies located in communities underserved by conventional sources of capital. Since 1992, the firm has invested more than $3 billion in companies from a diverse array of industry sectors and has helped support more than 50,000 jobs. Learn more at www.advantagecap.com, or via Twitter or LinkedIn.

About the Business Consortium Fund

The National Minority Supplier Development Council Business Consortium Fund, Inc. is a certified United States Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institution. BCF is America’s most comprehensive financing and consulting support organization exclusively serving NMSDC certified minority-owned businesses.  

Advantage Capital is an Investment Adviser registered with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.  Such registration, however, does not imply a certain level of skill or training.  This release has been prepared for informational purposes and to announce a prior event, and nothing herein should be construed as an offer of investment advisory services or as an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities or investment product.  All offers of investment interests in any fund or investment vehicle, including the Empower the Change Fund, managed directly or indirectly by Advantage Capital are and will be made only to qualified prospective investors pursuant to separate and definitive offering and subscription documents in accordance with applicable federal and state securities laws.  Advantage Capital is an equal opportunity provider.

Although NMSDC Business Consortium Fund (BCF) and Advantage Capital have entered into a business partnership relating to the Empower the Change Fund, BCF is not a current client or investor in any private fund advised by Advantage Capital, and Sahra Halpern (BCF’s president) has not received any direct compensation, whether in cash or non-cash form, for the statements or opinions expressed in this release. There are no known material conflicts of interest on the part of BCF or any of its employees or affiliates making or expressing such statements or opinions resulting from BCF’s relationship with Advantage Capital or from Advantage Capital and BCF’s partnership relating to the Empower the Change Fund.  

John Deere (“Deere”) is a current investor in the Empower the Change Fund that is managed by Advantage Capital. No one associated with Deere, or the organization itself, has received any direct or indirect compensation, whether in cash or non-cash form, for the statements or opinions expressed in this release.  There are no known material conflicts of interest on the part of Deere or any of its employees or affiliates making or expressing such statements or opinions resulting from such party’s relationship with Advantage Capital or from any compensation arrangement, except that the benefits to Deere of investing in the Empower the Change Fund may be enhanced, and any risks associated with such investment may be reduced or mitigated by additional investment and participation of others in the Empower the Change Fund.

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Advantage Capital Portfolio Company Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. Acquired by Quest Diagnostics

Cleveland HeartLab becomes the base for Quest Diagnostics’ first national center of excellence in cardiometabolic disorders.

Advantage Capital Portfolio Company Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. Acquired by Quest Diagnostics
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Advantage Capital Napa, CA Office Statement

For Immediate Release: Advantage Capital’s office in Napa, California will be closed until further notice as a result of the recent Northern California fires.

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Advantage Capital Managing Director Ryan Brennan Appointed to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Advantage Capital has announced that Managing Director Ryan Brennan has been appointed as Vice President, Office of Investment Policy at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the development finance arm of the federal government.

Advantage Capital Managing Director Ryan Brennan Appointed to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
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Advantage Capital Will Use NMTC Allocation to Spur Economic Growth

On November 22, 2016, Advantage Capital announced that it was awarded an $80-million allocation in the federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. Administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, this program helps economically distressed communities attract private investment capital. This brings Advantage Capital’s total awards to $739 million since 2001.

Advantage Capital Will Use NMTC Allocation to Spur Economic Growth
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Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Invests in Florida-Based Vintage Italia

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP (ACAP), along with Silas Capital and Emil Capital Partners, announced today it is leading a $3 million financing round in Florida-based Vintage Italia. Dedicated to providing capital to companies in food and agribusiness industries, ACAP has selected Vintage Italia – founded by entrepreneur Jerry Bello – as the first company within the snack food category to receive support from the fund.

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Invests in Florida-Based Vintage Italia
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Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Invests in California-Based Hip Chick Farms

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LC (ACAP) announced today a $2-million investment in Hip Chick Farms, which offers a line of organic and fully cooked frozen poultry entrées. The investment comes at a time of growth for Hip Chick Farms, supporting its release of new products as the company begins to supply to large retailers Target and Kroger.

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Invests in California-Based Hip Chick Farms
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Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Invests in Texas-Based NurturMe

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP (ACAP) announced today a $3.7 million investment in NurturMe, which produces organic quinoa-based baby food and toddler snacks. Dedicated to providing capital to companies in food and agribusiness industries, ACAP has selected NurturMe – a startup founded by Austin, Texas-based entrepreneurs Caroline Freedman and Lauren de la Rosa – as the first company within the baby food category to receive support from the fund.

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Invests in Texas-Based NurturMe
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Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Makes Follow-On Investment in Pacific Ag

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP (ACAP) has announced a second investment in Pacific Ag, the nation’s largest crop residue supply chain solutions company, to help fund the acquisition of Calagri, a leading regional agricultural residue and hay harvesting company.

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Makes Follow-On Investment in Pacific Ag
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Advantage Capital Partners Makes Investments in Three Ohio Businesses

Advantage Capital Partners announced today investments in three Ohio companies -- Cleveland HeartLab, Inc., DOmedia, LLC and Global Cooling, Inc. Over the past 12 months, Advantage Capital has invested a total of $10.89 million into five separate businesses with the help of the federal New Markets Tax Credit program and the Ohio New Markets Jobs Act.

Advantage Capital Partners Makes Investments in Three Ohio Businesses
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Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Makes Follow-on Investment in American Botanicals

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP (ACAP) has announced a second investment in American Botanicals, LLC, a Missouri-based supplier of bulk herbs and botanical products, to help fund the acquisition of Aloha Medicinals, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on medicinal mushroom production.

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Makes Follow-on Investment in American Botanicals
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Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Leads $10 Million Investment in Hortau

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP (ACAP) has announced its second investment in Hortau, a leader in irrigation management systems. The investment was part of a $10 million financing round led by ACAP and joined by BDC Capital, Inc., Avrio Ventures LP II and Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins.

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Leads $10 Million Investment in Hortau
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Advantage Capital Partners Provides Additional Capital to Innovations of the Year Awardee

Advantage Capital Partners has announced an additional investment in GENICON, a designer, manufacturer and global distributor of laparoscopic surgery products. GENICON recently received the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons’ 2015 Innovations of the Year recognition for GENICON’s GENIStrong Specimen Retrieval Bag.

Advantage Capital Partners Provides Additional Capital to Innovations of the Year Awardee
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Advantage Capital Partners Announces Investment in Rural Utah Manufacturer

Advantage Capital Partners has announced an investment utilizing the Utah New Markets Jobs Act in ACT Aerospace, a manufacturer specializing in composite design, analysis and production for the military and commercial aerospace industries.

Advantage Capital Partners Announces Investment in Rural Utah Manufacturer
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Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Invests in Organic Herb Grower Shenandoah Growers

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP (ACAP) has announced an investment in Shenandoah Growers, one of the nation’s top suppliers of certified organic herbs specializing in serving retail grocers. Located in Harrisonburg, Va., Shenandoah Growers produces and sells both live potted herbs and fresh cut herbs to many of the leading food retailers in the U.S. ACAP invested in Shenandoah alongside food and agriculture equity groups Middleland Capital and S2G Ventures.

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Invests in Organic Herb Grower Shenandoah Growers
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Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Invests in Pacific Ag

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP (ACAP) has announced a $7 million investment in Pacific Ag, the nation’s leader in large-scale agricultural feedstock supply chain solutions. Pacific Ag harvests and markets hay crops, grass, wheat, corn and other crop residues for hundreds of U.S. growers, which are sold into various end markets, both domestic and export.

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Invests in Pacific Ag
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Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Announces $5 Million Investment in Hortau Corp.

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP (ACAP) has announced a $5 million investment in Hortau Corp., a California-based leader in irrigation management systems. Founded in 2002 and based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Hortau is a designer and manufacturer of technology-enabled soil monitoring and irrigation management systems for agricultural applications.

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners Announces $5 Million Investment in Hortau Corp.
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Advantage Capital Partners Announces Investment in Central Florida Medical Device Manufacturer

Advantage Capital Partners has announced an investment in GENICON, a designer, manufacturer and global distributor of over 200 products in the laparoscopic surgery market. GENICON, headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., offers innovative products across the U.S. and to over 60 international markets.

Advantage Capital Partners Announces Investment in Central Florida Medical Device Manufacturer

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