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Jeffrey Sweeney is an investment banker with years of experience in direct lending and corporate finance for small- to middle-market companies. He is the CEO and Managing Director of US Capital Partners, an innovator in small- to middle-market business lending. US Capital Partners has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing solutions across the United States and abroad for more than a decade.

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Tuesday
Dec162014

US Capital Partners Provides $500,000 Bridge Loan for Chellino Crane, Inc.

US Capital Partners Inc. has put in place bridge financing in less than five days to support the growth of an Illinois-based crane rental and operating business servicing the energy industry.

SAN FRANCISCO, DECEMBER 2014 – US Capital Partners Inc. has provided a $500,000 bridge loan for Chellino Crane, Inc. (“Chellino Crane”), headquartered in Joliet, IL. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and arranges equity placements for small to lower middle market companies.

Currently at an inflection point in its growth, Chellino Crane has a strong pipeline of new projects and opportunities. The bridge financing provided by US Capital Partners will be used to acquire additional equipment to meet the needs of customers and execute on these opportunities.

“We are delighted to have provided a $500,000 term loan for this Illinois-based crane rental and operating firm,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director at US Capital Partners. “US Capital Partners has a strong track-record in providing best-in-class financing for small to lower middle market businesses across the United States, with a special focus on speed, structure, and efficiency of execution. We were able to provide this bridge financing for Chellino Crane swiftly, so that the business could purchase additional equipment as quickly as possible to execute on new contracts.”

About Chellino Crane, Inc.

Chellino Crane is a crane rental and operating business that services the oil refinery, chemical plant, power plant, and wind farm industries. Headquartered in Joliet, IL and in business for over forty years, the firm provides rental equipment such as hydraulic truck cranes and crawler cranes, together with supporting equipment and experts in the field to support, maintain, and operate its cranes. Chellino Crane is known both for the quality of its equipment and the experience of its operators and field supervisors.

About US Capital Partners Inc.

Since 1998, US Capital Partners (www.uscapitalpartners.net) has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing solutions including lending, equity financing, and debt re-structuring to businesses across the United States and abroad. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank, direct lender, co-lender, and lead financial arranger that specializes in asset-based debt for small to middle market private and public companies. The company’s innovative approach allows it to provide the best financing available, not only for companies in excellent financial condition, but also for companies that may have been refused credit by traditional lenders.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.

Thursday
Dec112014

Marc Berman Joins US Capital Partners as Senior Vice President

Leading private investment bank for the lower middle market appoints Senior Vice President to its expanding mergers and acquisitions division.

SAN FRANCISCO, DECEMBER 2014 – US Capital Partners Inc. announced today that Marc Berman has joined its expanding Investment Banking group as Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions. Headquartered in San Francisco, US Capital Partners is a private investment bank that specializes in well-structured, custom debt and equity solutions for the lower middle market.

Prior to joining US Capital Partners, Mr. Berman was a principal at Berman Capital, LLC, a registered broker-dealer and FINRA/SIPC member investment bank, which he founded in 1971. In his investment banking career Marc has completed over a hundred mid-market merger and acquisition transactions, working primarily with private, entrepreneur-driven companies.

The Investment Banking group at US Capital Partners focuses on merger and acquisition advisory services for buyers and sellers in the emerging middle-market arena ($5 million to $200 million in enterprise value), private equity sourcing,  growth capital, and private placements.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Marc to the firm,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director at US Capital Partners. “Marc has joined the firm’s Investment Banking group following another year of increased demand from lower middle market businesses for our innovative and customized financing solutions and best-in-class advisory services. Marc brings many years of experience in investment banking and M&A to US Capital Partners, helping to position the firm for further significant growth in 2015.”

Commenting on his new role, Mr. Berman said, “I am delighted to join US Capital Partners and its highly effective team of investment professionals. Throughout my career in investment banking, I have worked primarily with private, entrepreneur-driven companies. US Capital Partners, with its strong focus on the small and lower middle market, is a perfect fit, and I look forward to supporting the firm’s continued expansion.”

Mr. Berman has served as an officer, director, and shareholder of Berman Capital, Erie Manufacturing, California Pretzel, Granny Goose Foods, Honeycomb Structural Products, Pentron Industries, and Rotonics Manufacturing.

About US Capital Partners Inc.

Since 1998, US Capital Partners (www.uscapitalpartners.net) has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing solutions including lending, equity financing, and debt re-structuring to businesses across the United States and abroad. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank, direct lender, co-lender, and lead financial arranger that specializes in asset-based debt for small to middle market private and public companies. The company’s innovative approach allows it to provide the best financing available, not only for companies in excellent financial condition, but also for companies that may have been refused credit by traditional lenders.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.

Tuesday
Dec092014

US Capital Partners Increases Its Services and Support for Local and International Nonprofits

Supporting nonprofits and social enterprise causes is a key part of US Capital Partners' mission of leading the way in philanthropy and values-based investment banking.

US Capital Partners Inc. has a long and proud history of backing nonprofit and social enterprise causes and of giving back to the local community. The firm does this through its dynamic culture of employee and company giving and through its expanding Philanthropic Solutions group, which provides intelligently structured, custom financing for nonprofits in the United States and abroad.

Giving Back to the Local Community

US Capital Partners actively supports local philanthropic organizations, such as the San Francisco Food Bank, The Puente Project, Bhakti Projects, and Educational Opportunities of Los Angeles, which provides educational services for youth. The firm has a strong culture of philanthropy and giving back, especially to the local community.

Recently, for example, US Capital Partners hosted its inaugural “Meet the Suits” event in San Francisco, which brought together thought leaders from the technology and finance industries over cheese and wine to exchange ideas, strategies, and business cards. The event was a philanthropic success, raising over $3,000 for the SF-Marin Food Bank.

Bridget Carney, the Food Bank’s Community Engagement Coordinator, said: “We are fortunate to have smart, connected supporters like US Capital Partners. By donating ticket sales and matching the total, they turned an incredible networking event into a successful fundraiser. Because the Food Bank can turn $1 into $6 worth of food, the money raised will have a direct, immediate impact on the 30,000 families we serve every week. We can’t thank them enough for including us in a fun, philanthropic, and savvy networking evening.”

Leading the Way in Global Philanthropy

Nonprofits face many different challenges in striving to achieve both financial and social objectives. US Capital Partners’ expanding Philanthropic Solutions group delivers expertise and a comprehensive suite of financing and advisory services to help individuals and institutions build and sustain their nonprofit missions.

Last month, US Capital Partners helped formally establish Braj Bhumi Group Inc., a network of experienced professionals who provide a full range of pro bono financial, management, and strategic services to local and international nonprofit organizations. US Capital Partners further provided a $125,000 term loan for Braj Bhumi Group, for the purchase of a property in Badger, California for a sustainable farming, artistic, and yoga community based on traditional “celestial thinking” and deep values-based living.

US Capital Partners has a long history of backing small businesses and nonprofit organizations in the community through its financial expertise and best-in-class business lending solutions. The firm aims to be at the forefront of a new breed of investment banks founded on values-based business principles and actively looking to make a positive contribution in the world.

Tuesday
Dec022014

US Capital Partners Provides Growth Equity Investment into SMB Adviser

US Capital Partners Inc. backs rapidly expanding San Francisco-based publishing and marketing platform for small and medium-sized enterprises.

SAN FRANCISCO, NOVEMBER 2014 – US Capital Partners Inc. has provided seed capital for SMB Adviser, headquartered in San Francisco, CA. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and arranges equity placements for small to lower middle market companies.

SMB Adviser will use this growth capital to support the development of its recently launched publishing platform, SMBAdviser.com, and to further expand its range of marketing services for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The firm has also been developing business intelligence services for SMBs across a broad range of industries and sectors, with a special focus on debt and equity financing data specifically for this segment.

“We are delighted with this timely seed financing from US Capital Partners, which is designed to help us develop and bring to market exciting new products and services,” said Managing Editor Ajai Sharma. “The small and lower middle market is growing rapidly, both in terms of business formation and in terms of the increasing numbers of companies desiring to serve this market. This offers tremendous opportunities for SMB Adviser, which aims to provide up-to-date business intelligence specifically for this underserved market, including the latest lending rates and market transaction information under $75 million.”

“SMB Adviser represents a value proposition that was simply too attractive to pass up,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director at US Capital Partners. “Since the start of the year, SMB Adviser has been providing best-in-class marketing and PR services for US Capital Partners, significantly contributing to our business growth. With the recent launch of SMB Adviser’s online publishing platform, SMBAdviser.com, we decided to support the business through an initial Series A equity allocation, with the possibility of follow-on financing as the business continues to expand.”

About SMB Adviser

SMB Adviser (www.smbadviser.com) is a publishing platform that aims to consolidate the fragmented field of small and middle-market business news. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, the firm has assembled an advisory board of seasoned entrepreneurs, finance and investment professionals, and small and middle market growth specialists. Combining its unprecedented access to financial service providers for smaller businesses and their research, analysis, and thought leadership, SMB Adviser provides up-to-date, informative, and original content for smaller enterprises. In doing so, SMB Adviser adheres to strict editorial standards of accuracy, independence, and impartiality.

About US Capital Partners Inc.

Since 1998, US Capital Partners (www.uscapitalpartners.net) has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing solutions including lending, equity financing, and debt re-structuring to businesses across the United States and abroad. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank, direct lender, co-lender, and lead financial arranger that specializes in asset-based debt for small to middle market private and public companies. The company’s innovative approach allows it to provide the best financing available, not only for companies in excellent financial condition, but also for companies that may have been refused credit by traditional lenders.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.

Wednesday
Nov192014

US Capital Partners Provides Growth Financing Scalable to $500,000 for Canada-Based Tora Ventures

US Capital Partners Inc. has put in place financing to support the continued expansion of a Canadian distributor of residential and commercial roofing materials.

SAN FRANCISCO, NOVEMBER 2014 - US Capital Partners Inc. has provided a $100,000 term loan scalable to $500,000 for Tora Ventures, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and arranges equity placements for small to lower middle market companies.

“We are extremely pleased to have provided a well-structured term loan scalable to $500,000 for this expanding Canadian distributor of roofing materials,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director at US Capital Partners. “Tora Ventures was seeking working capital to sustain the growth of its two-year-old business. As an enterprise based in Canada, Tora Ventures was finding it challenging to locate sources of capital domestically. The investment team at US Capital Partners was able to structure and provide a scalable term loan for the business designed to support its continued expansion.”

About Tora Ventures

Tora Ventures is a growing distributor of residential and commercial roofing materials. Based in Calgary, Alberta, the company provides a wide variety of goods and materials for all aspects of residential and commercial roofing, including underlayment, waterproofing and insulation, weatherproofing, and drip edge and siding. The quality brands Tora Ventures distributes include Titanium UDL, Ventilation Maximum, RhinoRoof, Owens Corning, Resisto, Grip Rite, and GAF.

About US Capital Partners Inc.

Since 1998, US Capital Partners (www.uscapitalpartners.net) has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing solutions including lending, equity financing, and debt re-structuring to businesses across the United States and abroad. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank, direct lender, co-lender, and lead financial arranger that specializes in asset-based debt for small to middle market private and public companies. The company’s innovative approach allows it to provide the best financing available, not only for companies in excellent financial condition, but also for companies that may have been refused credit by traditional lenders.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.