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Advantage Cap Staffs Up

Matthew Kavan and Adam Suberi have joined Advantage Capital Partners as associates. Kavan previously worked in the Capital Markets unit of U.S. Bank, while Suberi previously was an I-banking associate with A.G. Edwards & Sons. 




Advantage Capital Partners, a leading private equity and venture capital firm, announced today that it has added two new investment associates in its St. Louis office.


Matthew Kavan has seven years of banking experience, including several years in U.S. Bank's Capital Markets Division, where he functioned as underwriter and portfolio manager for a $250 million portfolio of subordinated debt and equity provided to corporate and commercial clients, and held additional responsibilities with primary market loan syndications. Kavan most recently served as a vice president at U.S. Bank in San Diego, where he was a commercial market portfolio manager, targeting senior loans to middle market companies with $20 million to $250 million in annual sales.


As a member of Advantage Capital Partners' investment group, Kavan will initially be responsible for analyzing investments and portfolio companies in Missouri. Kavan holds a B.S. in business administration from Drake University.


Adam M. Suberi joins the firm with investment banking and private equity experience, most recently working as an associate at A.G. Edwards & Sons in the Investment Banking Capital Markets Group. He also worked for three years as a member of the Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Group at Fitch Ratings, Inc., where he assessed the financial risk of bonds structured by investment banks.


As a member of the firm's investment group, Suberi will initially be responsible for analyzing investments and portfolio companies in Missouri. Suberi earned an M.B.A. from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University.


“Matt and Adam arrive at an exciting time in our firm's 15-year history,” said Scott Zajac, senior managing director. “Advantage Capital continues to deliver excellent investor returns and create substantial community impact with our investments, and we expect 2008 will be a banner year, particularly in terms of Missouri opportunities. Both of our new associates will add considerably to the firm's capabilities.”


About Advantage Capital Partners

Advantage Capital Partners ( ) is a leading private equity and venture capital firm focused on investing in promising companies in connection with federal, state and local economic development efforts. With offices in St. Louis, New Orleans, Austin, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities, Advantage has raised more than $800 million in institutional venture capital since 1992 and invested in companies located in geographic areas underserved by traditional venture capital.