November 5th, 2015 by Eric Dobson
International transportation services conglomerate Vanquish Worldwide recently partnered with Angel Capital Group through investments, further propelling Vanquish, its clients and the U.S. economy forward for years to come through the first national fully syndicated angel network for early stage private equity investing.
With the investment, Angel Capital Group (ACG) staff will support its entrepreneurs and investors from satellite offices at Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA) national headquarters, another Vanquish sister company, in Maryville, Tenn., providing more infrastructure and support to its clients nationwide.
“Strategic investors and extraordinary entrepreneurs are the economy-drivers and will surely prosper through greater stability and more resilience across the private equity network, thus not only helping the local communities where startups are rooting their businesses but the nation as a whole,” Vanquish Worldwide President and CEO Eric W. Barton said. “I am excited for the future as ACG and Vanquish work hand in hand to enhance the benefits of angel investing.”
A visionary in his own right, Barton serves as ACG board member and major shareholder. ACG CEO Eric Dobson said Barton brings a wealth of knowledge and strategy from his successful startup companies, including Vanquish, which provides logistics solutions and a variety of services to government and commercial clients worldwide, a top-quality technical institute, Peak, and BOBA, an association committed to returning financial balance to small businesses and nonprofits.
“Eric is a brilliant operator. He has helped focus our marketing, operations and leadership. He understands associations and networks at a level that most don’t,” Dobson said. “His expertise and marrying us up with Vanquish gives us access to a much larger organizational infrastructure. That’s critical for our success.”
Angel Capital Group, with operations in nine states, consolidated with RAIN Source Capital in 2014, committing funds for investing in the most highly-prized startups around the nation. The combined entity enjoys a 10-year history and has invested approximately $44M in 135 companies across a variety of market sectors, creating over 4,500 jobs and $750M in follow-on capital investments by other funds.
About Angel Capital Group
Angel Capital Group is a nationally syndicated private equity network formed in 2007 to cultivate sustainable communities, drive economic impact and create wealth by pairing the brightest startup companies and entrepreneurs with angel capital investors to drive better than market returns in the U.S. economy. For additional information about Angel Capital Group and its investment criteria, visit theangelcapitalgroup.com,@angelcapitalgr, linkedin.com/company/831505 or facebook.com/angelcapitalgroup.