SOURCE: Growthink

November 12, 2008 09:30 ET

Growthink Raises Investment Capital

Firm Will Invest in Early Stage Cleantech, Consumer, Media and Technology Companies

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - Growthink, the leading Business Development and Investment Banking Services Firm to Emerging and Middle Market Enterprises, announced today that the Company has raised direct investment capital via a Preferred Shares offering.

Targeting early stage enterprises, Growthink continues its decade long leadership at delivering capital and business development solutions to high-growth companies long overlooked by traditional private equity funds and investment banks.

"We're raising capital because the demand is greater than ever from early stage enterprises needing our expertise to help transform their great potential into market leading companies," said Jay Turo, Growthink's CEO.

"As importantly, investors are profoundly frustrated by the failure of the public equity markets and are desperately seeking new ideas," Turo said. "Our methodology of private equity portfolio building has created long-term historical average returns exceeding twenty percent."

Unlike traditional investment banks, which act as agents for individual deals, Growthink has developed a portfolio approach which uses a single investment vehicle to secure multiple positions in promising early stage companies. "Growthink's unique approach is the best method of reaping the potentially impressive returns associated with private equity investing without the principal risk normally endemic to this investment class," Turo said.

"We've seen sustained growth in our Cleantech, Digital Media/Entertainment and Consumer practices," said Emily Burg, Growthink's Vice President of Strategy. "Even in this uncertain economic climate, we want to make certain that early stage and middle market companies with a unique value proposition can secure funding and build market share."

ABOUT GROWTHINK:

Growthink, named by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation's Top 100 Business Services Companies, is the leading Investment Banking and Business Advisory Services Firm to Emerging and Middle Market Enterprises. Growthink provides Research, Strategic, Transactional and Investment Capital Services to its clients, enabling companies to identify and leverage opportunities for growth and market leadership.

Since 1999, Growthink has completed more than 1,600 business plans, market research, and investment banking engagements for a diverse and dynamic client portfolio encompassing Emerging, Established and Fortune 2000 Companies, Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds. Learn more about Growthink's expertise at: www.growthink.com

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