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Private Capital Markets Project

Private Capital Markets Project

With deep appreciation, the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project acknowledges the survey support and contributions of the following organizations:

Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors

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The AM&AA is the leading association and credentialing body for 750 + middle market M&A professionals in 19 countries, providing connections, best practices, and education. Our leadership and people have unrivaled multidisciplinary expertise in the financial services industry. AM&AA members represent sellers and buyers of businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value.



Angel Capital Association

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The Angel Capital Association is the trade association of leading angel investment groups in North America. ACA supports the growth, financial stability, and investment success of its member groups by providing professional development, best practices, networking, and collaboration opportunities for angel investors who belong to member angel groups. Today 150 angel groups are members of ACA, and those groups represent over 6,500 accredited angel investors.



Association for Corporate Growth

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The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the global community for middle market M&A deal makers and business leaders focused on driving growth. ACG members have access to data, content and networking to access capital; make deals; and drive corporate growth. Founded in 1954, ACG has grown to more than 13,000 members organized in 55 chapters throughout North America, Europe and Asia.



Commercial Finance Association

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The Commercial Finance Association (CFA) is the international trade association dedicated to the asset-based lending and factoring industries. Founded in 1944, the CFA has nearly 300 member companies and 16 chapters located throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. CFA members include a diverse collection of lending institutions that range from international banks to independent entrepreneurial finance companies.



Dun & Bradstreet

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Dun & Bradstreet is the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. They help businesses establish their credit with a D&B DUNS® Number, a unique nine-digit identification sequence used by the world's most influential standards-setting organizations and recognized, recommended and often required by global corporations, governments, industry, and trade associations.



Los Angeles Venture Association

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Founded in 1985, the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) is the most successful and longest running organization of its kind in Southern California dedicated to the development and growth of entrepreneurial ventures from start-up to middle market. Through its educational programs and annual conferences, LAVA provides a forum where entrepreneurs meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors, and other professional advisors.



Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center

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The Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center offers a wide variety of services for present and potential small business owners. Services include no-charge expert consulting, low-cost training, information resources, and events and seminars. All consulting services are confidential and free of charge.



Venture Capital/Private Equity Roundtable

The VC-Private Equity Roundtable is an invitation-only organization that facilitates regular interaction among venture capitalists and private equity organizations for the educational, social, and financial betterment of both groups. VCPE members represent over a trillion dollars under management at their firms.


Virginia Active Angel Network

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Virginia Active Angel Network (VAAN) is a professionally managed club of angel investors who gather for ten dinner meetings from September through July in Charlottesville and Blacksburg/Roanoke, VA. Started in 2005 by a group of University of Virginia alumni, and joined by New Vantage Group of McLean, Virginia, VAAN seeks to bring energy, expertise, and entrepreneurs together to create opportunities to invest and network with other like-minded angel investors throughout Virginia.