Los Angeles, CA (December 17, 2019)— Today, Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine named Avante Capital Partners Founder and Chairman, Jeri Harman and Managing Partner, Ivelisse Simon among the most influential women in Mid-Market M&A. The list continues to expand with dynamic women industry leaders since its inception five years ago. This year 42 women are honored, up from 36 in 2019.
“I’m honored to be recognized with Avante’s Founder and Chairman, Jeri Harman. Jeri is a leader in promoting diversity in private equity and has been my advocate and mentor for over a decade. She has worked tirelessly to promote women in our industry and has proven at Avante that diverse teams make better decisions and deliver stronger results. Together, she and I along with our team are dedicated to continuing to develop initiatives to support women and increase diversity in private equity,” said Ivelisse Simon.
The Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine list reflects the dynamic changes in the industry and this year highlights various new initiatives including the development and expansion of networking groups and approaches to mentorship.
“Congratulations to all the women on the list including our Managing Partner, Ivelisse Simon. And congratulations to all the women who work hard to create value in our industry, many of whom we have had the honor and pleasure to work with at Avante. I am proud of the team at Avante and the work we are collectively doing to increase diversity in the SBIC program and the private equity industry,” said Jeri Harman.
About Avante Capital Partners
Avante Capital Partners is a woman-owned private credit and structured equity fund headquartered in Los Angeles. Avante invests in high-quality, lower middle market businesses generating $3 million+ in cash flow in the form of unitranche debt, mezzanine debt and minority equity.