Summer Street Capital Announces Participation as Founding Member of the Small Business Investor Alliance

[11/1/2011] Summer Street as Founding Member of SBIA

BUFFALO, N.Y. – November 1, 2011 – Summer Street Capital Partners (, a Buffalo, New York-based middle market private equity fund, is pleased to announce that it is a founding member of the Small Business Investor Alliance (“The Alliance”), the premier organization of lower middle market funds and investors.


The Alliance is an expansion of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (NASBIC), and was formed in response to evolving member needs. The Alliance has extended its mission and membership to provide the highest level of service to all funds investing in small businesses.  The organization will continue to unite lower middle market private equity fund managers and limited partners, offering members access to advocacy strength on Capitol Hill, peer-to-peer networking opportunities and educational programming. 


Michael McQueeney, Managing Partner of Summer Street Capital, commented, “It is our privilege to participate as a founding member of The Alliance.  This distinguished organization has given a voice to small businesses and investors across the country on Capitol Hill for decades.  We are excited by the organization’s recent mission expansion, and will continue to support its charge to promote the growth of America’s small businesses and entrepreneurial spirit.”


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The Small Business Investor Alliance (the Alliance) is the premier organization of lower middle market funds and investors - forming the growth engine for the American economy. The Alliance is one of the oldest continually operating organizations of small business investors in the world. Formed just months after the passage of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (NASBIC), the organization has played a pivotal role in promoting the growth and vitality of the industry for more than 50 years. In 2011, NASBIC expanded its membership beyond SBICs and became the Small Business Investor Alliance. Members of the Alliance invest where few others are investing - bread and butter American businesses, which want to grow but need access to capital to be successful. For more information, visit: or call 202-628-5055.

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