Advantage Capital Agribusiness Fund
To help address the limitations of traditional methods of equity financing in rural America, CoBank and seven Farm Credit organizations joined with Advantage Capital Partners in 2014 to create the Advantage Capital Agribusiness Fund.
The $154.5 million fund is building a balanced and diversified portfolio of junior capital investments focusing on later-stage growth-oriented small businesses involved in agriculture, processing and marketing of agricultural products, farm supply, input suppliers and rural communications. The fund will operate for 10 years, accepting new investments for the first five years. Advantage Capital Partners is the managing partner of the fund.
The fund was formed as a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) and is licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP) to promote economic development in rural America.
For more information about the Advantage Capital Agribusiness Fund, current investments and investment criteria, please contact Tim Hassler, principal at Advantage Capital Partners.