Saint Petersburg, FL — Apr 28, 2016 — Mark Mandula, Managing Partner of United Capital Funding Corp., the leading provider of professional Accounts Receivable based funding and credit management solutions in the United States, announced today that United Capital participated in the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management Private Capital Markets Survey, recently published in March 2016.
“I was honored to be able to again contribute important Industry data to the most recent Private Capital Markets Survey published by Pepperdine University commented Mark Mandula, Managing Partner of United Capital Funding. Mandula also noted that “This was due to the fact that received a Certificate in Private Capital Markets from Pepperdine in 2014.”
About The Certificate in Private Capital Markets Program at Pepperdine University
The Certificate in Private Capital Markets (CIPCM) is a rigorous program built upon the ground breaking research of the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project, led by Dr. Craig Everett. The CIPCM program attendees learn in depth critical analysis and evaluation skills for transacting successful financing deals within the private capital markets and the valuation methods used by capital providers when evaluating transactions. The program is instructed by both Pepperdine faculty members and industry experts.
About Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project
The Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project is directed by Dr. Craig E. Everett, PhD, Assistant Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. The primary research funding for the 2016 Private Capital Markets Report was made possible through a generous gift form Ed and Jean Wedbush. Dun & Bradstreet was an additional financial sponsor of the 2016 Report. Research Partners included the International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source.
The Pepperdine Private Cost of Capital Survey was originally launched in 2007 and was the first comprehensive and simultaneous investigation of the major private capital market segments. The 2016 specifically examined the behavior of Senior Lenders, Asset based lenders, Mezzanine Funds, Private Equity groups, Venture Capital groups, Angel Investors, Factors, privately held businesses, investment bankers, business brokers, limited partners and business appraisers. The Survey investigates for each Private Capital Market segment the important benchmarks that must be met in order to qualify for capital, how much capital is typically accessible, what the required returns are for extending capital in today’s economic environment and outlooks for demand for various capital types, interest rates and the economy in general.
The Survey results indicate that the cost of capital for privately held businesses varies significantly by capital type, size and risk assumed.
About United Capital Funding Corp.
United Capital Funding Corporation provides Intelligent Working Capital via factoring, credit insurance coverage and efficient Accounts Receivable management solutions to clients nationwide. These professional services allow clients to strengthen their cash flow, streamline internal operations and assist them in competing successfully in the current challenging economic environment. United has provided in excess of $2.5 Billion in funded and managed relationships since its formation in 1997. Starting with a single Florida based client, United Capital Funding now serves clients in 24 states, and is based in Tampa Bay, Florida. United also has a regional offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina.
United Capital Funding is the fiscally savvy alternative for healthy companies in the staffing, government, manufacturing, service, distribution, technology and professional services sectors looking to profit from the flexibility and speed of partnering with a privately held, well capitalized source. Additional information on the specialized business financial services provided by United, including factoring, Accounts Receivable management, and working capital are available online at their website; www.ucfunding.com.