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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 chairman and CEO 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
Jul262016

Capital Partners Provides $8 Million Unitranche Refinancing for Fulham

Fulham

San Francisco-based private investment bank is lead arranger and financial participator in the refinancing of a leading global supplier of LED lighting components and electronics.

SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 2016 – US Capital Partners Inc. has provided a custom $8 million unitranche facility for Fulham Co., Inc. (“Fulham”). Headquartered in Hawthorne, CA, Fulham is a leading global supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications with over 800 employees in facilities in North America, the Middle East, Europe, China, and India.

Headquartered in San Francisco, US Capital Partners is a full-service private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and has wide distribution for debt and equity private placements.

“We approached US Capital Partners for a strategic acquisition in Holland when traditional banks in the US found the transaction too challenging to finance,” said Bob Howard-Anderson, CEO of Fulham. “We are grateful to US Capital Partners for structuring and providing this custom unitranche financing to replace our existing facility. The new structure will supply Fulham with capital to pursue the acquisition abroad, while leaving us with even more working capital for our current and future needs. US Capital Partners really delivered on its promise.”

“We are extremely pleased to have closed this $8 million financing for Fulham,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO at US Capital Partners. “We greatly appreciated working with Fulham’s professional management team under Bob Howard-Anderson’s experienced leadership and backed up by his talented CFO, James Cooke. Fulham is a truly international and socially conscious company that is executing well on its expansion plans by manufacturing and distributing energy-saving LED products worldwide. Having a top-drawer CEO like Bob made it a real pleasure to work with the company in structuring and providing this custom credit facility.”

About Fulham Co., Inc.

Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially conscious, sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV, and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers and electrical equipment distribution channels. The company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in Europe, China, India, and the UAE. For more information, visit www.fulham.com.

About US Capital Partners Inc.

Since 1998, US Capital Partners has been providing well-structured, custom finance solutions to private and public companies with up to $250 million in top-line sales revenue or project size. Headquartered in San Francisco, US Capital Partners is a private investment bank that makes direct debt and equity investments between $500,000 and $100 million, participates in debt facilities, and has very wide distribution for debt and equity private placements. The firm also offers financial advisory services for buy-side and sell-side engagements and for capital formation, including early-stage financings requiring equity or debt. For more information, visit www.uscapitalpartners.net.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call +1 (415) 889-1010.

Tuesday
Jul262016

GOLDEN AVATAR SCHOOL in Navadwip, West Bengal, India

One of two schools supported by US Capital Partners. The School provides education, meals, and medical assistance free of charge to some of the poorest children in the area.

Friday
Jul222016

US Capital Partners Is Hosting an Exclusive Superyacht Outing at the Monaco Growth Forums Summer Edition in Monte Carlo on July 25th

Forza

Chairman and CEO of US Capital Partners Inc. has organized an exclusive, invitation-only luxury yacht experience on the French Riviera on the 82-feet “Forza 8” superyacht.

SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 2016 – US Capital Partners Inc. will be hosting an exclusive luxury yacht excursion on Monday, July 25th, ahead of the Kick Off Cocktail Reception at the Monaco Growth Forums Summer Edition in Monte Carlo. This invitation-only excursion, from 12pm to 4pm, will head to the Bay of Villefranche, about 6 miles south west of Monaco. In the heart of the Cote d’Azur, the Bay of Villefranche is reputed to be one of the five most beautiful bays in the world.


Ville Franche

US Capital Partners is a private investment bank headquartered in San Francisco. Through its affiliated broker dealer, US Capital Global Securities, Inc., the firm facilitates equity private placements, makes direct debt investments and participates in debt facilities, and has a wide distribution for these services and financial products for small and medium-sized businesses. US Capital Partners is co-sponsoring the Summer Edition of Monaco Growth Forums at Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monte Carlo on July 25–27.

Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO at US Capital Partners, is a lifetime blue water sailor with 15,000 miles of open ocean sailing experience, primarily in the South Pacific. This exclusive outing to the Bay of Villefranche will be on the “Forza 8,” an 82-feet superyacht with a cruising speed of 28 knots. With timeless styling and elegant furnishings, the “Forza 8” is ideal for a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

About US Capital Partners Inc.

Since 1998, US Capital Partners has been providing well-structured, custom financing solutions to private and public companies in the United States and abroad. Headquartered in San Francisco, US Capital Partners, operating with its affiliate US Capital Global Securities Inc., is a full-service private investment bank with a wide distribution for debt and equity private placements. The group makes debt investments between $500,000 and $100 million, participates in debt facilities, and offers asset management, financial advisory services for buy-side and sell-side engagements, and capital formation, including early-stage financings requiring equity or debt.

To learn more about US Capital Partners, email Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call +1 (415) 889-1010.

Tuesday
Jul192016

Financing Smaller Enterprises Doing Business Outside the United States

US Capital Partners specializes in engineering innovative and efficient financing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses with non-US operations and subsidiaries.

Please click to see a map of the World GDP forecastCompanies doing business in international markets have consistently been more growth-focused than their domestic-only peers. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Trendsetter survey, privately owned companies selling internationally forecasted revenue growth of 7.4%, significantly higher than domestic-only companies. These enterprises are also more likely to require well-structured, expansive financing. This is because they remain ahead of their domestic-only peers in planned spending on key growth activities.

The Challenges of Funding Operations Abroad

Getting suitable financing abroad, however, is not always easy for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). In Europe, for instance, lending to SMBs is only just beginning to pick up, with overall eurozone bank lending to the region’s businesses having fallen by €561 billion since 2009. In the UK, lending to SMBs is facing new headwinds, with the closure of hundreds of branches by British banks in the last three years having more than halved lending to smaller businesses in the areas affected.

Some US businesses have subsidiaries abroad, for which they may struggle to find suitable funding. More commonly, they may simply have trade receivables and other assets abroad. In some cases, the parent company itself may be situated outside the US, with operations or subsidiaries located within the US. In all such cases, US Capital Partners Inc. is able to structure and fund optimal financing to help your business grow.

How US Capital Partners Can Help

US Capital Partners specializes in providing financing for businesses with an international footprint. In most cases, it can finance such growth companies directly from its own balance sheet. Recently, for example, US Capital Partners structured and provided a flexible $10 million line of credit for MusclePharm Corporation, an award-winning American nutritional supplement company that sells its products in over 120 countries, through over 45,000 global retail outlets. US Capital Partners also provided a $2.5 million accounts receivable line of credit for a digital media business located in Australia, and two rounds of growth-capital financing for Tora Ventures, headquartered in Alberta, Canada.

US Capital Partners takes a strategic approach to your business and places its best financing technicians at your service, helping you fund your operations abroad. As a direct lender, arranger, and co-lender, it has full flexibility to engineer optimal debt and equity financing solutions for your business.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call +1 (415) 889-1010.

Wednesday
Jul132016

US Capital Partners Provides Over $200 Million in Financings to Small and Lower Middle Market Businesses in the United States

Private investment bank offers strong investment support to businesses across the United States in the first half of 2016.

SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 2016 – US Capital Partners Inc. announced today that it has provided funding and advisory services for over $200 million in new financings to small and lower middle market businesses in the United States in the first and second quarters of 2016.

US Capital Partners is a private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and has wide distribution for debt and equity private placements for small and medium-sized businesses.

“Since 1998, US Capital Partners has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing for businesses with up to $250 million in top-line sales revenue or project size,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO at US Capital Partners. “These companies have historically been underserved by traditional sources of capital. Our investments typically range from $500,000 to $100 million. Over $400 million of new financings are planned for this year.”

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