US Capital Partners Enters into Strategic Alliance with Brooks, Houghton & Company

Private investment bank forges strategic relationship with well-established New York-based merchant banking firm to expand its range of private equity and M&A services.

SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK CITY, FEBRUARY 2013 — US Capital Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. (“BHC”), based in New York City, to further expand the depth and range of its private equity and M&A services for small to middle market companies. 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 businesses.

Founded in 1989, BHC is a well-established merchant banking firm dedicated to providing the highest quality service and execution to middle market and emerging growth companies. The firm has a strong and proven track record as a leader in equity placements, M&A closings and direct debt investments in similar size markets as US Capital Partners.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with US Capital Partners, with whom we have developed a close relationship through prior referrals and closed deals over several years.” said Gerald H. Houghton, President at BHC. “At BHC, we recognize the importance of relationships that are established through mutual trust and professional execution. We very much look forward to working with US Capital Partners to expand the reach of our innovative corporate finance solutions.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with BHC’s team of experienced bankers,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director at US Capital Partners. “Our firm has become a recognized leader in small-cap and lower middle market direct lending, structuring, and loan participation. BHC has a similar well-established track record as a leader in equity placements, M&A closings, and direct debt investments in similar size markets. Both firms are dedicated to a high level of professionalism and integrity. The strong synergistic fit between our firms therefore provides an ideal opportunity for a highly effective strategic alliance.”

About Brooks, Houghton & Company

Founded in 1989, Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. ( enjoys a reputation as a well-respected and established merchant bank that provides investment banking services and principal investments to private and public middle market companies and emerging growth companies. The firm and its senior team have significant experience in private placements, M&A, valuation and fairness opinions, general corporate finance advisory, and investments of interim debt financing. Headquartered in New York City, BHC has a presence in Stamford, CT; Buffalo, N.Y.; Providence, R.I.; and Geneva, Switzerland. The firm’s broker/dealer, Brooks Houghton Securities, Inc., is a registered member of FINRA and SIPC.

About US Capital Partners, LLC

Since 1998, US Capital Partners ( has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing solutions including lending, corporate financing, and debt re-structuring to businesses across the United States and abroad. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank that specializes in asset-based debt and equity financing 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.

US Capital Partners Contact:
Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, US Capital Partners, LLC, 555 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111, Tel: 415-889-1010, Cell: 805-886-4687

Brooks Houghton Contact:
Kevin Centofanti, CFA, Senior Managing Director, Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. 444 Madison Avenue, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10022, Tel: 212-329-1675, Cell: 914-645-4216

Jeffrey Sweeney