SM Capital Expands Into Chicago, Illinois Market

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Iowa City-Based Investment Firm Hires James Bristol to Manage New Chicago Office

Entrepreneurs in the Chicago market need alternative sources of investment capital", said Brian Mitchell Co-Founder of SM Capital, Inc.

Brian Mitchell, Co-Founder of SM Capital, Inc., an Iowa City, Iowa based investment firm, announced today the company is expanding into the Chicago, Illinois market and has hired experienced financial industry executive James Bristol to lead and manage the new office. The company will offer their entire suite of investment and strategic support services to local entrepreneurs who are in need of capital and new business creation assistance.

SM Capital, Inc., provides resources to facilitate both debt and equity financing for qualified businesses as well as fixed income and capital appreciation for investors. This is accomplished through two funds: the Small Business Fund, LLC and SM Equity Fund, LLC. The company serves small-to-mid-size entrepreneurial businesses with a unique blend of consulting, implementation services, and capital sourcing. Client Partners achieve growth and success though hands-on strategic advice, tactical guidance, and execution support; SM Capital also provides individual investors with the opportunity to invest in emerging small companies that have exceptional potential through well-managed debt and equity financing programs.

Mr. Bristol will be responsible for raising capital along with the development of qualified borrowers and equity partners along with client partners/entrepreneurs who are in need of strategic expertise in the Chicago-area market. Mr. Bristol is an entrepreneurial sales professional with highly developed sales and new business development skills, experience cultivating strategic business relationships and raising capital for start-up companies. Most recently, he was Managing Partner of Chicago Global Capital, LLC, a foreign currency trading firm with an algorithm-based, computer-driven, high-frequency trading program. In addition to the daily management responsibilities, he raised investment capital from wealthy individuals, family offices, private equity firms and hedge funds. His interest in financial markets started early during a fourteen-year career in the eighties and early nineties with Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Drexel Burnham Lambert, highly regarded Investment Banking firms during that era.

“We are extremely excited to both be entering the Chicago market and have an experienced financial services executive like Jim Bristol leading our efforts”, said Mr. Mitchell. “Entrepreneurs in the Chicago market need alternative sources of investment capital and we believe SM Capital will be a tremendous resource for them. Jim knows this market well and will be a terrific advisor and advocate helping drive the growth of new businesses and support entrepreneurs in the Chicago area”, said Mr. Mitchell.

Borrowing and investment services are now available in Chicago through SM Capital for both the Small Business Fund and SM Equity Fund. For more information about SM Capital, the Small Business Fund and the SM Equity Fund, please visit http://www.smcapitalfunds.com or by calling 1-855-SMC-FUND (1-855-762-3863) or Mr. Bristol at (312) 474-7767 .

SM Capital, Inc., is a financial holding company offering innovative and unique alternative small business and entrepreneurial financing and working capital as attractive and non-intrusive option to banks, SBA loans and traditional Venture Capital. For investors, the Small Business Funds and SM Equity Funds provide alternative investment options which support these entrepreneurs.

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