Updates from the world of investing for growth.

2 07, 2021

2021 BDC Roundtable

2022-03-15T12:04:55+00:00 July 2nd, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2021) -- The 2021 BDC Roundtable is a FREE, virtual conference that will be held on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10. The event is co-hosted by Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP and the Small Business Investor Alliance, and provides an opportunity for Business Development Company (BDC) executives, fund sponsors, industry service [...]

21 05, 2021

SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

2022-03-15T11:53:03+00:00 May 21st, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2021) -- During its annual SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation the SEC solicits ideas for helping small and middle market businesses raise capital. SBIA has submitted a letter to the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advocate to reiterate our call for the SEC to provide a fix for the acquired fund [...]

7 05, 2021

Chairman Gensler on AFFE

2022-03-15T12:27:48+00:00 May 7th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2021) -- SEC Chairman Gary Gensler testified before the House Financial Services Committee in a hearing intended to examine the trading frenzy in GameStop and other stocks earlier this year. SBIA engaged Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI), the ranking member of the Capital Markets Subcommittee, to raise the AFFE issue during the hearing. With [...]

30 04, 2021

SEC Commissioner’s Small Business Capital Formation Comments

2022-03-15T12:28:02+00:00 April 30th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2021) -- SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce released remarks from the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee meeting. Read remarks > ###   About the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) is the premier organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors. SBIA works [...]

20 04, 2021

Sen. Pat Toomey: The Continued Need for Capital Formation

2022-03-15T12:28:44+00:00 April 20th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2021) -- During a conversation with the U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness TV, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) discussed the role of public policy in supporting capital formation for entrepreneurs and increasing investment opportunities. Watch Sen. Toomey’s segment (beginning to minute 27:00) > ###   About the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) [...]

20 04, 2021

[Video] SBIA Speaks with SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce on AFFE and other Top BDC Priorities

2022-03-15T12:28:48+00:00 April 20th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 20, 2021) -- Members of the Small Business Investor Alliance were privy to a candid Q&A with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on Tuesday, April 20. The Commissioner shared her views on agency priorities under incoming Chairman Gary Gensler as well as her thoughts on a number of issues important to private equity, including [...]

19 04, 2021

Key BDC Advocate to Retire from Congress

2021-04-28T13:06:37+00:00 April 19th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2021) -- U.S Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) has announced he will retire in May, leaving a sixth vacancy in a closely divided House. Rep. Stivers has been a great friend to the Small Business Investor Alliance and one of the strongest advocates for BDCs and their investments in small businesses across the country. We would like [...]

16 04, 2021

House Financial Services Committee: ESG, SEC Diversity Surveys

2021-04-28T13:07:13+00:00 April 16th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2021) -- The House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to markup a number of bills dealing with ESG disclosure and board diversity of public companies, as well as requirements for companies to disclose certain political contributions. The committee will also consider a bill to mandate participation by SEC-regulated entities in SEC surveys regarding [...]

15 04, 2021

House Hearing on LIBOR Transition

2021-04-28T13:07:43+00:00 April 15th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2021) -- The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets held a hearing entitled, “The End of LIBOR: Transitioning to an Alternative Interest Rate Calculation for Mortgages, Student Loans, Business Borrowing, and Other Financial Products.” ###   About the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) The Small Business Investor [...]