MBDA Capital Center
Who Are We
“Access to capital remains one of the most prevalent barriers for the creation, expansion and growth of minority owned firms.” The new MBDA Capital Center, the first of its kind, has been established to specifically address this barrier. It is the national hub for minority business enterprises (MBEs) seeking financing solutions to grow and expand their businesses. It will help them secure the appropriate forms of debt, equity, mezzanine and other alternative sources of capital for scalable and sustainable business growth.
The MBDA Capital Center is serving all minority-owned businesses across the United States with a primary focus on financing that supports new job growth as well as retains current jobs. It also serves to complement the existing programs and services of MBDA offices throughout the U.S. The Center operated by ACG Chicago (The Association for Corporate Growth in Chicago ) located at 200 West Monroe Street in Chicago, IL. Craig Miller, CEO of ACG Chicago, notes “Our goal is to facilitate the most appropriate capital sources with great companies who can thrive with better access to capital. Our network provides a natural bridge and financial expertise through its member based of capital providers, investment banks and other financial advisors. We will also work with early stage, fintech and other capital sources to maximize the impact.
Our capabilities and services
Our resources are designed to help your firm move to the next level and realize your strategic growth opportunities. We have an experienced staff and extensive network to assist you with understanding the most productive structures to finance your particular growth plans. We also have an extensive network of providers who add their depth of understanding. Finally, we can offer you a thorough financial assessment while providing you with guidance on related matters necessary to access capital. The most common areas include:
- Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
- Growth Capital (various forms of debt & equity to fit your needs)
- Operational Finance (equipment, inventory, receivables finance)
- International Finance for exports
- Real Estate Finance (construction bonds & finance)
- Project Finance (energy, infrastructure, large projects)
Meet the Team
We have an experienced and highly capable staff. This staff and stable of relevant consultants include experienced commercial lenders, investment bankers and strategic advisors with private and public sector finance experience. We are quite adept at understanding business models, strategic growth objectives, capital structure and engaging capital providers.
If you are a minority owned business, a capital provider or currently advising MBEs, please contact us to drive more growth and jobs in the United States.