(PRWEB) October 15, 2008
Capstone Partners, L.C., a national middle-market investment banking and investment advisory firm, announced today that it is expanding its existing relationship with the FlexHedge Small-Cap Equity Fund. The transaction will extend FlexHedge's established capabilities as a national provider of structured finance services to the small public company sector. FlexHedge provides financing and loans collateralized by small-cap publicly-traded securities.
The broadening of the FlexHedge affiliation is a continuation of Capstone Partner's investment banking relationship with the FlexHedge Fund. Initially, services provided to the FlexHedge Fund date back to 2007, when Capstone Partners initially consulted on various compliance functions that FlexHedge desired as part of its overall positioning within the small-cap public structured finance market. Capstone is currently serving as the Fund's sponsoring broker-dealer and serves as an ongoing investment banking advisor across various internal initiatives and alliances. The firm's managing-member and chief executive officer, Gregory Bartko, added "with this most recent expansion, Capstone Partners in its advisory and sponsorship role, will include oversight and comment on transaction processes, expanded financial advisor services and assistance in the negotiation of domestic credit facilities and wholesale and retail distribution channels on behalf of FlexHedge." The terms of the sponsorship agreement were not disclosed.
Mr. Bartko also commented that, "in a time of market volatility, our affiliation with FlexHedge provides our client base with viable credit options that are not available elsewhere. FlexHedge represents the next generation in transparent small-cap funding options and has set itself apart by providing systems, processes and credit underwriting that speak directly to small public company needs." We were happy to expand our relationship once again allowing FlexHedge's management to place additional focus on new and exciting structured finance developments." Bartko added, "this growth was great timing for an expansion of structured product initiatives currently in the market. Alternative structured finance within the domestic public market has remained extremely vibrant and we are very bullish on the next 12 to 24 months."
About Capstone Partners L.C.
Capstone Partners is a recognized provider of capital and strategic advice for middle-market companies in the United States. Insights are derived from a successful track record in which the firm has assisted in the deployment of equity and debt capital in a multitude of transactions within targeted market sectors. Capstone is a registered broker-dealer with the United States Securities Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA, as well as a registered investment advisor.
About FlexHedge Small-Cap Equity Fund
FlexHedge Small-Cap Equity Fund, LLC was founded in 2007 to directly service the identified needs not addressed by current traditional capital markets. The Fund provides client-driven structured finance solutions, including non-recourse stock loans, to domestic and foreign holders of publicly traded securities. The Fund operates as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Fund is exempt from registration under Section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Fund is fully subscribed and is not accepting additional members or subscriptions at this time. The Fund acts as the Lender and is not a broker, agent or affiliate for any third party.
Gregory Bartko, Esq.
Capstone Partners, L.C.
gbartko @ capstonepartnerslc.com