Jefferson Growth Equity Fund will expand on Jefferson Capital’s track record providing growth capital to small businesses, through equity securities with minority ownership positions. These growth equity investments provide small businesses with a source of patient, flexible capital to help them achieve business objectives, including expansions, acquisitions, and refinancings. Jefferson Capital positions itself as a true, responsive partner so that when combined with a business’ inherent value, these investments not only enhance the reach of its equity base, but they make a business more attractive to traditional sources of capital, such as bank financing, lowering a company’s cost of capital, and expanding the types of capital sources available to the entrepreneur and small business owner.
High quality family and founder-owned businesses in the Southeast are often overlooked and underpriced simply because of their location and inefficient market dynamics.
Management and ownership teams looking for their first true financial partner are typically at an inflection point, where the right kind of growth capital can be a catalyst for growth.
Southeastern-based companies typically prefer Southeastern-based investors like Jefferson Capital.
Many of these companies are looking for capital to grow without having to give up control of their businesses, but few investors are providing this type of financing solution.
Companies aren’t leveraged to complete the transaction, thus reducing risk. Equity investment strengthens the balance sheet by providing long term, patient capital.