Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) are a unique type of investment partner; they are designed to put a combination of private and public capital to work. Ever since the Small Business Administration launched the SBIC program in 1958, there has been confusion around how these investment vehicles operate: How are they structured? What types of investment opportunities do they target? Are there restrictions on the types of companies they can invest in?
With continued support from the US Government and increased demand from capital seekers to find new, alternative ways of funding their businesses, SBICs are becoming a viable capital alternative for small businesses in the US