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, www.SMBadviser, 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.”
SMB Adviser is a publishing platform that aims to consolidate the fragmented field of small and middle-market business news.
Since 1998, US Capital Partners 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.