i2B Capital (Institutional to Business Capital) plans larger investments in the future after closing a joint venture with Arena Partners, LP, global investment firm that invests in areas in which sources of capital are limited. As a result, i2B Capital will participate in larger investment opportunities to niche-market financial entrepreneurs, ranging from $5 to $20 million.
“Our agreement with Arena will enable us to seek out opportunities on a much larger scale,” says i2B Capital founder, Larry L. Curran II. Curran II has 25 years of experience in receivable-based investments in the US, South America and Europe. His new mission for i2B is to provide capital funding to North American start-up companies.
Dan Zwirn, CEO of Arena Partners praises Curran’s abilities, stating, “He (Curran) has the ability to identify investment opportunities where there is limited historical data based, instead, upon operational strengths of undervalued assets.”
Skilled at perceiving unique opportunities from his global market experience, Curran is focusing on entrepreneurs active in emerging North America industries where i2B Capital will provide senior debt growth capital and direct asset investments where there are proven business models. Those companies often hampered in size, age, or asset class such as commercial accounts receivable, purchase orders, consumer loans, revenue streams, or contracts, among others are target customers.
I2B Capital seeks underfunded opportunities that have not yet grown to institutional lending scale. This focus is helpful to entrepreneurs leading growth businesses.