Southeast venture capital firms tend to focus on businesses in Alabama,¬†Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.¬†As one of the most populated regions nationwide with more than 78 million people, southeast funding can play a pivotal role¬†in regional economic development and sustainability.¬†According to MoneyTree¬†statistics, southeast capital represented almost $2 billion of total investments across the United States in 2007, which is¬†a significant increase.
Although¬†private equity and venture capital firms¬†are prominent in the region, angel investors also play a¬†large role in the area.¬†While industry demands vary from state to state, some of the highest-demand industries in southeast region include¬†healthcare, information technology, hi-tech, energy, manufacturing,¬†and business services.¬†Entrepreneurs can find backing for seed stage, early stage, growth, and late stage funding with average investments ranging from $2 million to $15 million.
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CapitalSouth Partners is a private equity firm specializing in investments in mature and lower middle market companies. The firm focuses on growth financing, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, add-on acquisitions, recapitalizations, expansion capital, and mezzanine capital. CapitalSouth typically invests between $5 million and $25 million in each company and can arrange investments of up to $40 million through syndication. With its variety of locations and range of investments, CapitalSouth Partners represents one of the top venture capital firms in the United States, namely in the Southeast.
The Florida Mezzanine Fund is a principal investment firm looking to invest in debt and equity, focusing on small and mid-sized companies. The firm seeks to invest in Florida-based companies in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, healthcare. The fund tends to invest $500,000 up to $30 million per deal. Based in Orlando, the firm was formerly known as Gator Mezzanine Fund. The Florida Mezzanine Fund represents one of the Southeast‚Äôs premiere mezzanine funds.
River Associates Investments, LLC provides backing in growth, buyouts, recapitalizations, and divestitures to companies nationwide and in Canada¬†with $10 million or more in annual revenue.¬† Over the years, it has¬†completed¬†more than 60 investments in the retail, manufacturing, business services, industrial service, and distribution areas.
SSM Partners is a private equity firm providing growth funding ranging from $5 million to $20 million to businesses in the southeast region.¬† In the last 18 years, SSM Partners has invested in more than 50 companies via four funds.
Southeastern Technology Fund focuses on regional early¬†and late stage¬†investments in the financial technology, healthcare IT, enterprise software, and information security¬†sectors. Southeastern Technology Fund was established and 1998 and is currently investing $100 million across two funds with funding amounts ranging from $1 million to $3 million.
Chrysalis Ventures, Inc.¬†provides¬†early and growth stage capital to companies in the¬†technology and healthcare sectors.¬† Since its launch in¬†1993, Chrysalis Ventures has invested in more than 65 companies and currently manages $400 million in capital under management.
Total Technology¬†Ventures is an Atlanta venture capital firm¬†providing funding to¬†early stage and late stage¬†IT-focused businesses in the financial service sector in¬†including software and infrastructure solutions, payment technology, e-commerce products, cash/asset management programs, investment technology, and authentication/security.
HIG Ventures is a firm with¬†more than $8 billion in funding under management¬†across diverse¬†funds¬†for venture capital, growth capital, leveraged buyouts,¬†real estate transactions, and public¬†equity.¬† Based in the¬†southeast, HIG Ventures has invested in more than 200 companies across the nation in the¬†IT, life sciences, healthcare, and semiconductor industries.
Kinetic Ventures is a venture capital company specializing in the IT, energy technology, and communications industries.¬† Established in 1985, Kinetic has managed and invested eight funds with typical amounts ranging from $2 million to $7 million across the nation and in Canada.¬† Although Kinetic Ventures focuses on early stage funding, it sometimes provides¬†seed¬†financing and growth funding.
Lovett Miller & Co. is a Florida-based private equity firm supporting multimillion-dollar, high-growth companies in the southeast region with investments ranging from $3 million to $10 million.¬† Formed in 1997, Lovett Miller & Co. has backed companies in technology, healthcare, business services, consumer goods, retail, and financial services.
Ballast Point Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in growth and late stage¬†funding¬†in the southeast region and Texas.¬† The company currently has $200 million under management and provides typical financing amounts ranging from $3 million to $10 million with the potential for follow-on investments. Ballast Point Ventures normally focuses on companies in the healthcare, IT, life sciences, consumer goods, financial services, and business services.