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CALIFORNIA CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC MERGES TWO INVESTMENT FUNDS,
OPENS TORONTO OFFICE WITH GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS, INC.
Newport Beach, CA… California Capital Partners, LLC (CalCap) a seasoned venture capital manager, with offices in Southern California and New York City, has opened a new office in Toronto in the Exchange Building in conjunction with Global Capital Markets, Inc., a highly regarded middle market investment banking firm with offices in the United States, Canada, and Asia.
CalCap also has merged two investment funds: California Capital Investors (CCI) and Canada-California Investments Consortium (C³ Fund). CalCap invests capital into qualifying businesses as venture loans. Typically investment deals have proprietary technology (patents) or exclusive rights (licenses or granted market barriers, such as FDA approvals). Venture lending provides rapid capital velocity and low ownership dilution, relative to traditional equity-based venture capital. Venture lending has become the fastest growing segment of venture capital private equity, comprising over 10 percent of venture investments in the USA in 2009, up from 1 percent in 2001.
About Global Capital Markets, Inc.
Global Capital Markets provides M&A services, access to institutional debt and equity capital, and related corporate finance advisory services to a broad range of manufacturing, distribution, service and technology companies with revenues between $10 and $200 million. In doing so it regularly works closely with private business owners, boards of directors, divisions of public entities, and portfolio companies of private equity firms. Many of its professional staff have advanced degrees and entered investment banking after successful careers in private equity, venture capital, management consulting, law, engineering, banking, and accounting. Securities are offered through Global Capital’s wholly owned FINRA registered broker dealer GCMI Securities Corp. See www.globalcapitalmarkets.com.
About California Capital Partners
CalCap manages venture capital funds focused on businesses with high growth potential. In addition to funding rapidly growing companies in technology and other targeted industries, CalCap offers key differentiators that benefit its funds’ investors and entrepreneurs alike. CalCap’s leadership is comprised of venture capitalists that collectively have over 75 years of investment and executive management 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. CalCap has US offices in Irvine, CA, 949.252.4600 Ext. 242, and in Toronto, ON, 416.941.1090. See www.calcappartners.com.