Advantage Capital Partners

Advantage Capital Partners

Advantage Capital Partners

Overview
Date Founded

1992

Headquarters

190 Carondelet Plaza,Suite 1500,St. Louis, MO 63105-3442

Type of Company

Private

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Management Consulting
IT Consulting & Services
Accounting & Financial Services
Agriculture & Mills
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Advantage Capital focuses on investments in companies that develop or apply innovative technologies or approaches to products, systems and services. They typically invest in the communications, information technology, life science business services, manufacturing and and energy sectors. The firm may consider opportunities in other areas if their investment criteria are met.Advantage Capital invests in companies at all stages of development: early, expansion and later stage,except seed round financings. The firm looks for companies with a highly qualified and entrepreneurial management team, a proprietary technology or unique product or concept, an ability to achieve significant growth quickly through market penetration or market expansion, the ability to produce an exceptional return on invested capital and prospects for investment liquidity within a determinable period of time. Initial investments typically range from $500,000 to $10 million. Larger investments are usually are staged over time based on pre-set milestones or subsequent financing events. Smaller investments may be made depending on the stage of the investment. They prefer to co-invest with other experienced investment firms. The firm provides both growth equity and mezzanine debt capital to companies through various structures. Their investments are typically structured as preferred equity securities and current or deferred pay debt instruments, which are either convertible or issued with warrants.

Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer

Chief Credit Officer

Venture Partner

Head, Overall Venture Investment Operations

Senior Vice President/Controller

Chief Impact Officer

Managing Director

Board of Directors

Senior Advisor at Monitor Clipper Funds

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Recent Transactions
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Platinum Equity LLC purchases Plasticard-Locktech International LLP from Salem Investment Partners, Advantage Capital Partners

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Jonas Software Usa LLC purchases XLerant, Inc. from Connecticut Innovations, Inc., Ironwood Capital, Chrysalis Ventures LLC, Advantage Capital Partners

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CallTower, Inc. purchases Appia Communications, Inc. from Advantage Capital Partners, Second Alpha Partners LLC

Transaction Advisors
Escrow Agent

Advised oniGambit, Inc. purchases ArcMail Technology, Inc. from Advantage Capital Partners, Titan Equity Partners LLC, Louisiana Technology Fund, Barrett, Vernon, Montgomery LLC

Escrow Agent

Advised onMACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. purchases BinOptics Corp. from Draper Fisher Jurvetson Management LLC, FA Technology Ventures LLC, Enhanced Capital , Gefinor Ventures Management LLC, Advantage Capital Partners, ArrowPath Venture Partners, Cayuga Management Group LLC, Onondaga Venture LLC, STIC Investments, Inc., Rand Capital, Sopris Capital Associates LLC

Legal Advisor

Advised onAquiline Capital Partners LLC purchases Worley Claims Services LLC from Seaport Capital LLC, Advantage Capital Partners

Counsel

Advised onAquiline Capital Partners LLC purchases Worley Claims Services LLC from Seaport Capital LLC, Advantage Capital Partners

Legal Advisor

Advised onAquiline Capital Partners LLC purchases Worley Claims Services LLC from Seaport Capital LLC, Advantage Capital Partners

Counsel

Advised onAquiline Capital Partners LLC purchases Worley Claims Services LLC from Seaport Capital LLC, Advantage Capital Partners

Advisors & Consultants

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