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Created on October 23, 2014

Inaugural Minority Investment Forum

On October 21st, in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), MBDA, and the Chicago MBDA Business Center launched the inaugural 2014 Minority Finance Forum during the 15th annual Midwest ACG Capital Connection, the country’s largest collection of private capital for middle market investment.  The Forum had approximately 100 participants including MBE clients and minority business advocates who were introduced to nearly 150 of the most active middle market investors, leaders, advisors, and deal makers from across the country.

As a result, minority-owned firms that attended had access to more than $160 billion in deal-flow activity creating opportunities to source capital, partner with companies for mergers and acquisitions and to network with investment bankers and private equity investors.  MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo also attended and shared the importance of building strong strategic partners with minority-owned businesses and becoming a visionary investor as a strategic step toward embracing the changing composition of the national business community.

The Forum occurred on the heels of MBDA’s investment in our Chicago and Detroit MBDA Business Centers focused on access to capital initiatives for traditional and alternative financing. We know that access to capital is critical to short-term survival and long-term success of minority-owned firms and we are committed to helping more firms get the capital they need to expand. Whether it’s securing working capital from a lender, creating your pitch, or meeting with private equity firms contact an MBDA Business Center today!

» Remarks by MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo at the 2014 Minority Finance Forum & 15th Annual Midwest ACG Capital Connection

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