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The Blaine Group, Inc.
A Total Communications Agency
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: october 17th, 2011

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:          

 

Lisa Baker
The Blaine Group
310.360.1499 Fax: 1498
lbaker@blainegroupinc.com

CALCAP PARTNERS INTRODUCES FUNDS MANAGEMENT SERVICE
TO ACCELERATE RETURNS OF CAPITAL TO LPs

 
Los Angeles, CA… California Capital Partners, LLC,  (CalCap), an international merchant bank, has introduced a funds management service to accelerate the return of capital to Limited Partner investors in non-performing venture funds.

This timely and needed service has been launched as a result of three factors:

  1. Over the past decade, many capital managers have not met the

investment objectives of their Limited Partner investors.  In such
instances, the manager, or General Partner, has not achieved sufficient
portfolio liquidations to provide a return of capital to the investors even
though the investment may be in its last third or quarter of existence.

  1. CalCap has a long-term reputation for positive capital appreciation

and prudent risk management.  Returns to their investors place CalCap
in the top decile of fund managers.  They are hands-on investors that
take an active role in the oversight of the investments they make on
behalf of their participants.

  1. CalCap’s merchant banking platform provides significant liquidity and

recapitalization options for qualifying portfolio companies.

CalCap has managed capital in Limited Partnerships (institutional funds, corporations, family offices, and high-net worth individuals) for optimized capital gains through private equity investments such as venture debt and venture capital.  CalCap also provides advisory services, as well as interim management assignments.

 

 

CalCap’s leadership consists of three principals who have a cumulative 75 years of senior management, venture capital, and other investment experience.  As a team, CalCap has a long association of partners working together, and have completed over 300 capital investments, managed funds and transactions totaling over $2 billion in transactions over the past 25 years, and consistently produced returns in the top decile of their industry.  CalCap also benefits from the expertise of its 20 venture partners.

The Managing Directors of CalCap are:

Mark Mansfield

Mark Mansfield offers extensive hands-on experience in company start-ups, expansions, workouts and investment banking transactions.  He successfully co-founded a boutique investment bank, which was subsequently purchased by E*OFFERING, the investment bank of E*TRADE Corp.  In the capacity of the bank’s President, he actively oversaw sales and trading as well as a broad portfolio of investment companies for which over $100 million in equity financing was secured.  Most recently he has led strategic planning workshops throughout the world and has been recruited as a turnaround manager, overseeing exits for venture backed start-ups.

John R. Nelson
John is a former Managing Partner of multiple venture funds including Gatekeeper International Funds, Ventana Technology Gateway Fund, and Venture Management Group.  He also is a Venture Partner with Shepherd Ventures and Vangel Capital.  Previously, John was the North American Investment Director for the Ministry of Treasury of Australia and the CEO of several successful turnarounds.  John’s areas of focus include IT, computer science, economics, life sciences, and Asia-Pacific.

Philip B. Smith
Philip has nearly 40 years of legacy as a venture capital veteran.  He was the founder and first CEO of Citibank Venture Capital, a Managing Partner of three venture funds (Utech, Terra Nova, and Allegra Partners), and founder of two boutique investment banks.  Philip’s areas of focus include Wall Street, IT, and life sciences.

About CalCap

California Capital Partners, LLC (“CalCap”) has managed capital in Limited Partnerships (institutional funds, corporations, family offices, and high-net worth individuals) for optimized capital gains through private equity investments such as venture debt and venture capital.  CalCap also provides advisory services, as well as interim management assignments.  CalCap’s leadership consists of principals that collectively have over 75 years of executive management and investment experience. They have completed over 300 capital transactions totaling over $2 billion over the past 25 years, and have achieved investment returns in the top decile of their industry.  CalCap generally invests in product-stage companies with revenues or near-term revenue potential.  The common bond between the CalCap managers is the persistent desire to build successful businesses and help skilled, dynamic entrepreneurs. The URL is www.calcappartners.com.

 

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