Avante Capital Partners is the largest women-owned private credit and structured equity fund. The firm, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, was founded over a decade ago to build a top performing manager that looked and acted very differently than the rest of the industry and prove that diversity is an asset. Today, of Avante’s 13 full-time employees, 10 are women, minorities, or both and half of those employees are of Asian descent. Avante invests up to $35 million of capital in the form of unitranche debt, mezzanine debt and minority equity in high-quality, lower middle market businesses.

Avante is thrilled to be joining the AAAIM family as a partner! I have attended AAAIM’s national conference for years and have always admired the caliber, accomplishments and genuineness of the speakers and fellow attendees. AAAIM has been an incredible resource providing connections to LPs and fellow GPs that have proven valuable and contributed to my career progression. I hope to accelerate these connections by helping to start AAAIM’s new Southern California chapter and look forward to seeing new AAAIM regional chapters start in other areas of the country too. Finally, Avante is also an AAAIM success story as Cynthia Tseng, whom I met through AAAIM, and her firm Fairview Capital has been a tireless advocate for us in our latest successful fundraise. Frankly our support is overdue and I would encourage others to look into becoming partners in 2021 as well!