SBIA announces 2014 Midwest Private Equity Conference

The Small Business Investor Alliance, an association for lower middle market private equity funds and investors, said Wednesday that its 2014 Midwest Private Equity Conference will be held May 29-30 at the Ritz-Carlton Water Tower in Chicago. The keynote speaker will be Tom Ricketts, chairman and owner of the Chicago Cubs and chairman of Incapital. Another highlight will be a sesson on the state of the lower middle market moderated by B. Graeme Frazier IV, a partner at GF Data Resources and featuring a panel that includes Thomas Affolter, SBIA Midwest regional president and principal at Victory Park Capital, Greg Gorlinski, managing director at Cleary Gull and Tom Aronson, managing director and principal at Monroe Capital.

SBIA Comments to Tax Reform Working Groups

The Small Business Investor Alliance has submitted public comments to the House Ways and Means Committee Working Groups on Tax Reform. The comments discuss the tax reform goals of the lower middle market; explain how lower middle market funds are structured to prevent unnecessary tax compliance costs and make several recommendations to the committee to retain flexibility in partnership tax structures.

Molly Simmons of Tonka Bay Equity is Named Chair of the SBIA

Tonka Bay Equity Partners, a Minnetonka, Minn.-based private equity firm, has announced that one of its principals, Molly Simmons, has been elected as chair of the board of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA). Simmons has served on the SBIA board for four years.

Simmons Elected SBIA Chair

Tonka Bay Equity Partners has appointed principal Molly Simmons as chair of the board of the Small Business Investor Alliance. Simmons has served on the SBIA board for four years, and brings over twelve years of middle market private equity experience to this role.

What Obama Administration, KKR Have In Common: CORRECTED

For one, they’re both big players in the private equity market. In fact, in the home stretch to the November election, President Barack Obama may have trouble ripping into the private equity record of Mitt Romney (should Romney secure the nomination). The Obama administration has been quickly ratcheting up its own participation in the market—and […]

The Alliance Recruits

Former Small Business Investment Company program senior investment officer Kristi Craig has joined the Small Business Investor Alliance to manage business development efforts following Alliance’s recent expansion. The Small Business Investor Alliance, previously known as the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies, is an organization of lower middle market funds and investors. PRESS RELEASE […]

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