Investment enables Michigan-based manufacturer to expand its operations to meet growing demand
VLF Automotive crafts high-end performance cars with luxury acoutrements in Auburn Hills Michigan. With electric car industry veteran Henrik Fisker (the “F” in VLF), the company has found ways to reuse existing technologies to create powerful, new sports cars all the while creating new jobs in Auburn Hills, MI thanks to funding from Arctaris.
Arctaris Michigan Partners, LLC (“Arctaris”), a middle market debt firm, announced the execution of a GrowthDebt credit facility totaling $5.0M for Advanced Composite Technology, Inc. (“ACT” or the “Company”)
Investment enables marine manufacturer to expand its operations into Michigan
Growth Capital Financing in Holly, MI
Investing for good gains appeal amid rocky tech startup market
As valuations flounder for Silicon Valley startups once worth billions of dollars, investor interest is on the rise in startups with both financial and social benefits, such as healthcare software for poor communities or low cost solar panels for homes.
Making a case for impact investing
Sometimes a movement, whether social, political, economic, or even investment-focused, proceeds at a measured pace for years before key forces converge, propelling it to dramatically new levels of focus and attention. For example, the climate change movement achieved striking global prominence in December 2015, as nearly 200 nations agreed to sweeping, long-term steps to ratchet down global carbon emissions.
Why investors may be overlooking the benefits of impact investing
As of 2013 there were 7.7 million Americans living in severely inadequate housing but earning too much income to qualify for government housing assistance, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The population of “worst case” renters, which has grown by 49% since 2003, cuts across demographic categories.
Impact Investing: How it Works and How to Invest
Impact investing makes a positive impact while also producing a positive return. To invest, you can do so via private equity, debt, fixed-income securities and more, and you often can get in with a minimum of $1,000.