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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
Aug232016

US Capital Engaged on $5M Convertible Note Investment for Senzari, Inc.

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Illuminergy

San Francisco-based private investment bank backs expanding big data startup that develops data and intelligence solutions for the media and entertainment industry.

SAN FRANCISCO, AUGUST 2016 – US Capital Partners Inc. has been engaged by Senzari, Inc. as its strategic advisor in capital formation needs. Senzari will use the new financing for product development and operating expenditures, as well as to support its continued corporate growth.

US Capital Partners Inc. is a private investment bank headquartered in San Francisco. Through its affiliate broker dealer, US Capital Global Securities, Inc., the firm facilitates equity private placements, makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and has a wide distribution for these services and financial products for small and medium-sized businesses.

“We are delighted to be assisting Senzari with its growth capital needs in a strategic investment banking role, as the company moves into the next phase of its business expansion,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO at US Capital Partners. “The opportunity to participate in Senzari’s $5 million convertible note raise is now open to eligible investors through our digital investment platform, available at www.uscgs.com, which offers a curated selection of private placement opportunities.”

About Senzari, Inc.

Senzari, Inc. is a privately owned company that offers proprietary music and movie datasets combined with advanced search and recommendation services. Its customers include a wide array of industry players, from global record labels to end-user streaming platforms that provide both radio and on-demand music and video streaming services across a broad range of devices (PCs, mobile phones, and Internet appliances). For more information, visit http://corp.senzari.com.

About US Capital Partners

Since 1998, US Capital Partners has been providing well-structured, custom finance 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. For more information, visit www.uscapitalpartners.net.

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

Wednesday
Aug172016

Intelligently Structured Financing for Your Business Acquisition

CEOs in the US are showing increased interest in growth through acquisitions. Find out how US Capital Partners Inc. can provide your company with the custom acquisition financing it needs to grow.

Please click to see North America mid-market sector breakdown YTD 2016 Over the past year, buy-side interest in mid-market mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in North America has been at an all-time high. Mid-market firms are becoming increasingly sophisticated, helping them compete on a level with bigger companies. Increasingly, smaller businesses have been viewing M&A as a strategic route to growth. Many such enterprises are pursuing add-on acquisitions to develop complementary products and product lines, create new distribution channels, or open up new markets.

Financing Your Business Acquisition

Acquiring a business can be a complex undertaking, especially for a smaller firm, and often requires multiple sources of financing. Generally, there are three basic ways, other than cash, to finance your acquisition and grow your business to the next level:

  1. Loans against specific business assets
    An acquisition often involves the purchase of new business assets, such as buildings or equipment. Since 1998, US Capital Partners has been providing asset-backed loans of $500,000 to $100 million to finance acquisitions and other growth initiatives. Assets that qualify for such loans include accounts receivable, inventory, purchase orders, real estate, machinery and equipment, and even intellectual property.
  2. Loans against cash-flow and enterprise value
    US Capital Partners offers growth-capital term loans of up to $100 million. Businesses with a competitive advantage in a fast-growing industry can consider subordinate financing, which may lead to higher loan amounts. Unlike conventional bank loans, this formula allows flexible repayment terms.
  3. Equity financing
    US Capital Partners, through its registered affiliate US Capital Global Securities, Inc., also participates in and has wide distribution for private placements of equity to meet a variety of growth objectives, including funding add-on acquisitions. In raising private equity capital, US Capital Global Securities always make sure the deal structure is appropriate for a client’s specific needs.

Customizing Your Acquisition Financing

Often, the best financing solution for a company is an intelligently structured mix of cash (if available) and debt, with some equity. US Capital Partners can, for instance, structure and provide an optimal combination of a growth-capital term loan together with some equity financing. This offers a minimally dilutive option to a straight equity raise, allowing you to retain greater ownership of your business.

If you are currently engaged with or aware of a business that is seeking acquisition financing, please email Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.

Wednesday
Aug102016

US Capital Engaged on $5M Equity Investment for Illuminergy, Inc.

Illuminergy

San Francisco-based private investment bank backs expanding developer and distributor of innovative, high-value LED lighting products.

SAN FRANCISCO, AUGUST 2016 – US Capital Partners Inc. has been engaged by Illuminergy, Inc. (dba “Illuminer”) as its exclusive strategic advisor in capital formation needs. Illuminer will use the new financing for sales and marketing, product development, management team build out, and general working capital as the business continues to expand.

US Capital Partners Inc. is a private investment bank headquartered in San Francisco. Through its affiliate broker dealer, US Capital Global Securities, Inc., the firm facilitates equity private placements, makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and has a wide distribution for these services and financial products for small and medium-sized businesses.

“We are delighted to be assisting Illuminer in a strategic investment banking role as the company launches its innovative LED street and parking light system called Cobratech in the United States,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO at US Capital Partners. “The opportunity to participate in Illuminer’s $5 million equity raise is now open to eligible investors through our digital investment platform, available at www.uscgs.com, which offers a curated selection of private placement opportunities.”

About Illuminergy, Inc.

Illuminergy, Inc. is a privately owned company that designs, produces, and distributes innovative, high-value LED lighting products manufactured in China. Illuminer’s products are used for the interior and exterior illumination of residential, office, and commercial facilities, as well as of industrial, outdoor, and architecture facilities across the United States. The company’s LED products result in significantly lower facility energy costs, while meeting the expectations of environmentally conscientious purchasers. For more information, visit www.illuminerinc.com.

About US Capital Partners

Since 1998, US Capital Partners has been providing well-structured, custom finance 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. For more information, visit www.uscapitalpartners.net.

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

Tuesday
Aug022016

US Capital Partners Provides $1.25 Million Investment Facility for CommunityLeader, Inc.

CommunityLeader

San Francisco-based private investment firm backs expanding FinTech company that offers market-leading web-based securities offering platforms.

SAN FRANCISCO, AUGUST 2016 – US Capital Partners Inc. is pleased to announce the successful initial closing of an investment facility of up to $1.25 million for CommunityLeader, Inc. (“CLI”). CLI is a Nevada-based FinTech business that offers proprietary online securities offering platforms designed to be regulatory compliant.

US Capital Partners provided the investment through its affiliate, US Capital Investment Management, LLC, which focuses on private investment and asset management. US Capital Partners specializes in direct debt and equity investments in highly promising, growth-focused lower middle market businesses.

“We are extremely pleased that US Capital Partners has structured and provided this investment facility for us,” said Joseph Barisonzi, CEO at CLI. “We are at an inflection point in our growth curve, and our proprietary software is uniquely positioned with the aim to become the dominant investment operating system for the sale of private securities worldwide. We look forward to leading CLI into its next stage of growth.”

“We are delighted to have successfully provided an initial closing for this $1.25 million facility for CLI, as part of our current capital raise for the company,” said Charles Towle, Managing Partner at US Capital Partners. “US Capital Partners has a very wide network of high-net-worth investors and family offices. This allowed us to raise equity through our securities division, US Capital Global Securities, Inc., and to provide this custom investment facility for CLI quickly and efficiently.”

About CommunityLeader, Inc.

CommunityLeader, Inc. is a Nevada-based FinTech company that offers market-leading, web-based securities offering platforms and services that are designed to be regulatory compliant. The company has four years of market and client experience with over 27 currently active portals. CLI’s portals have successfully entered into 140 multinational engagements to date, representing over $200 million in raised capital. The company’s software as  a service was designed from inception with the goal of meeting the regulatory requirements for financial data storage, retention, and tracking. CLI is led by seasoned industry veterans, FinTech and software specialists, and leading experts in private securities and securities law.

About US Capital Partners

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.

Monday
Aug012016

US Capital Partners Hosted an Exclusive Superyacht Outing at the Monaco Growth Forums in Monte Carlo on July 25th

Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO of US Capital Partners, organized an
exclusive, invitation-only luxury yacht experience on the French Riviera on
the 82-feet "Forza 8" superyacht at the Monaco Growth Forum on July 25th.