Daily News: December 3, 2014

US Capital Makes SMB Adviser Investment

US Capital Partners provided seed capital for SMB Adviser. SMB Adviser will use this growth capital to support the development of its recently launched publishing platform and to further expand its range of marketing services for small and medium-sized businesses. 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.”

San Francisco, CA-headquartered SMB Adviser is a publishing platform that aims to consolidate the fragmented field of small and middle-market business news.