SOURCE: American Capital Financial Group

April 06, 2011 12:12 ET

Florida Exporters to Benefit Directly From American Capital Financial and Washington-Based Interlink Capital Strategic Partnership to Foster Trade Opportunities Within Latin America

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - American Capital Financial and Interlink Capital entered into a strategic alliance that aims to provide alternative financing for inbound and outbound trade opportunities with Latin American small and medium sized businesses. The alliance was made shortly before President Barack Obama entered the National Export Initiative which fosters U.S. business participation in international markets by increasing their exports. The alliance will initially focus its efforts using Florida as a launching platform. It has been estimated that Florida is home to over 42,000 exporters, many of which could highly benefit from the alliance funding programs.

"This is a pivotal time for U.S. Exporters and the Latin American market is just ripe. We are here to provide small and medium sized businesses with the assistance and resources they are in dire need for. After all, they are at the heart of our economy," said Juan Carlos Zurita, President and CEO of American Capital Financial.

"Florida is a fantastic market for our funding programs. Its strategic geographical location, along with its vested interest in the region, makes it the perfect conduit to foster trade relationships between U.S. and Latin American small and medium sized businesses," said Allan Beard, Managing Director of Interlink Capital Strategies.

The alliance will launch within the next few months, financing and funding programs which will be made available to eligible exporters.

American Capital Financial (ACF) was established in 2003 to provide and develop funding vehicles and investment platforms for small and medium sized businesses in the Unites States and Latin America, filling a niche where traditional funding and credit were limited and greatly demanded. In 2009 and through 2010, American Capital Financial Trading Corp., the originating and operative entity of ACF Group, has funded over $25 million in asset based lending credit facilities to a diversified number of clients. In January 2011 American Capital Development Fund L.P. (ACDF) was officially launched with a $2.2 million investment from the General Partners, and is projecting to raise up to $50 million in this first year.

Interlink Capital Strategies (ICS), established in 1994, is a Washington DC-based consulting firm specializing in emerging market finance and business development. ICS offers strategic business development consulting and advice, structured and project finance with unparalleled capabilities in the use of bilateral and multilateral financing programs from the US, Europe, and Asia, loan restructurings and workouts, project development, with a focus on emerging markets, and green energy finance through various government agencies, including the US Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program. Interlink is a registered GSA contractor and a designated Enterprise Development Network Originator for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), as well as a financial advisor for the US Export-Import Bank's structured finance program. 

Contact Information

  • Contact Person for American Capital Financial:
    Mr. Juan Carlos Zurita
    American Capital Financial Group
    Telephone: 954-385-1717
    Email: Email Contact

    Contact Person for Interlink Capital Strategies:
    Mr. Alan Beard
    Interlink Capital Strategies
    Telephone: 703-752-5880
    Email: Email Contact