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CVF Invests in Two of the Nation’s Largest Landscape Management Contractors

Central Valley Fund (CVF) announced today it has invested growth capital financing in landscape contractors in Northern California and Nevada

September 14, 2017 | | Jeff Carowitz - Strategic Force, Inc.

DAVIS, CA (PRWEB) - SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 - Central Valley Fund (CVF) announced today it has invested growth capital financing in two of the nation’s largest landscape contractors. The transaction includes equity investments in Coast Landscape Management, based in Napa, CA, and Signature Landscapes, based in Reno/Tahoe, ...continue reading

Sacramento Business Transitions Seminar - 2017

October 26, 2017 - Hyatt Regency Sacramento

September 14, 2017 | | CVF Team

The Sacramento Business Transitions Seminar is presented in a partnership with BFBA, Weintraub Tobin, U.S. Bank, and The Sacramento Business Journal. It is an educational event tailored to individuals to learn more about planning a successful transition of your business. This is something that’s never too early to sta...continue reading

Utility Telecom Group Expands in the Central Valley

Central Valley Fund Provides Financing

August 4, 2017 | | CVF Team

Stockton, California – August 4, 2017 - Utility Telecom has recently completed its acquisition of Black Cloud Networks (BCN), a Stockton, CA based provider of VoIP business telephone systems. The acquisition of the telecommunications service provider fits into Utility Telecom’s offerings of Hosted PBX service, b...continue reading

Waterman granted over $100,000 from California Employment Training Panel

From the Foothills Sun-Gazette

June 26, 2017 | News | CVF Team

http://www.thesungazette.com/article/business/2017/06/21/waterman-granted-over-100000-from-california-employment-training-panel/  Exeter — Finding the right person for the right job in an organization is only half of the battle. The other half is training them. On a tight budget companies find it st...continue reading

LightRiver Software, Acquires Unique Computer Services to Drive Multi-Vendor Transport Network Management

CVF invests alongside Plexus Capital into portfolio company, LightRiver Technologies, to fund the acquisition of Unique Computer Services

June 20, 2017 | Press Releases | CVF Team

CONCORD, CA – June 6, 2017 – LightRiver Software, Inc., along with sister Company, LightRiver Technologies, Inc., the leader in Factory Built Network® design and commissioning of multi-vendor packet optical networks, announces today that it has acquired Unique Computer Services, Inc., a pioneer and industry ...continue reading

CVF Capital Partners Opens New San Diego Office

CVF Capital Partners announces the opening of a San Diego office in the downtown business district

March 27, 2017 | | CVF Team

Davis, CA and San Diego, CA – March 6, 2017CVF Capital Partners (“CVF”) announces the opening of a San Diego office in the downtown business district. This new Southern California office, allows CVF to broaden its California presence and be closer to Southland middle-market companies. José Blanco, C...continue reading

U.S. and California Economies Post Solid 2016

2017 outlook has concerns and opportunities

January 3, 2017 | News | CVF Team

The S&P 500 was up over 11 percent in 2016, however the year was highlighted by a high degree of uncertainty. The stock market correction in January, the Brexit surprise, and Donald Trump's unexpected victory are just some of the events that have left small businesses feeling increasingly uncertain. The table below high...continue reading

5th Annual California Food and Ag Summit

November, 10th, Wine & Roses, Lodi

November 4, 2016 | | CVF Team

PwC, Central Valley Fund, and Rabobank are hosting the fifth annual California Food & Ag Summit on Thursday, November 10. This conference is an exclusive (invitation-only) forum for executives and senior management of companies in the food and agricultural sectors including growers, processors, distributors, and supplie...continue reading

11th Annual Central Valley Venture Forum

California State Controller Betty Yee and Fred Ruiz, Chairman Emeritus of Ruiz Foods, will be the featured speakers at the 11th Annual CVVF - Nov. 3,

September 28, 2016 | News | CVF Team

Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 3, the forum will be held at Clovis Memorial District Auditorium in Clovis, Calif. CVVF is a collaboration between the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Craig School of Business at Fresno State and the Central Valley Fund. State Controller Yee will deli...continue reading

Please Join Us for the 2nd Annual Sacramento Business Transition Seminar

Register Today!

September 7, 2016 | News | CVF Team

Someday you will transfer your business to the next generation of family members or new owners. The resulting transition may be the single largest financial transaction of your life. Now is the times to start planning. October 6, 2016 7:30 - 10:00 AM Hyatt Regency Sacramento The Central Valley Fund invites you to attend thi...continue reading

Central Valley Fund exits logistics company investment

California private equity firm has agreed to sell its ownership in logistics service provider

May 27, 2016 | Press Releases | CVF Team

The Central Valley Fund (CVF) announced today the exit of its investment in Source Logistics, www.sourcelogistics.net. CVF invested $3.36M in March 2008 as part of the company’s rapid expansion plan. Financial terms have not been revealed. Source Logistics provides warehouse management, distribution solutions and othe...continue reading

Central Valley Fund II Invests in Valley Healthcare Staffing

Central Valley Fund II Provides $3.3M in Debt Financing

March 29, 2016 | News | CVF Team

Central Valley Fund II (CVF) announced today it has invested $3.3M in mezzanine capital financing to Valley Healthcare Staffing (VHS), a leading provider of nursing and allied healthcare travel staffing services, in order to facilitate the exit of legacy minority shareholders. The investment was completed in partnership wit...continue reading

Davis, CA — Central Valley Fund II (“CVF II”) announced today it has made an investment in LightRiver Technologies (“LightRiver” or “LRT”), a Concord-based multi-vendor network integrator and equipment reseller. CVF II is pleased to invest alongside North Carolina-based Plexus Capit...continue reading

Utility Telecom Completes Acquisition of The Telephone Connection

Central Valley Fund II Provides $6.75M in Debt and Equity Financing

December 22, 2015 | Press Releases | CVF Team

Stockton, California – Dec. 22, 2015 - Utility Telecom (“Utility”), a leading Central Valley provider of business telecommunications, networking, communications and technology solutions, has completed its acquisition of The Telephone Connection of Los Angeles (“TTC”). Central Valley Fund II (&l...continue reading

Fresno snack-maker P*DE*Q wins entrepreneurship competition

November 23, 2015 | News | The Fresno Bee

Flavia Takahashi-Flores and her Fresno snack company, P*DE*Q, won top honors from a panel of judges from the business and venture capital communities at the Valley Entrepreneur Showcase, a highlight of the Central Valley Venture Forum last week in Clovis. P*DE*Q, which manufactures bite-sized, tapioca-based bread snacks ins...continue reading

Central Valley Fund II Exits Investment in Resourcing Edge

November 11, 2015 | Press Releases | CVF Team

Davis, CA, - Central Valley Fund II ("CVF II") announced today it has exited its investment in Texas-based Resourcing Edge Human Resources ("REI"), an industry-leading HR management solutions provider. REI was sold to the large Midwest based insurer, Assurity Life Insurance Company, based in Lincoln, NE. Terms of the transa...continue reading

10th Annual Central Valley Venture Forum

Buy Tickets Now!

November 2, 2015 | Press Releases | CVF Team

      When: November 19th, 2015 Where: Clovis Veterans Memorial District Auditorium. 808 4th St. Clovis, CA 93612 Featuring: Ashley Swearengin. Mayor, City of Fresno. The Central Valley Investment Ecosystem - Celebrating 10 years of Progress Pam Marrone. CEO & Founder of Marrone Bio Innovations. Lessons l...continue reading

4th Annual California Food & Ag Summit

November 5, 2015 - Modesto, CA

October 14, 2015 | News | CVF Capital Partners

PwC, Central Valley Fund, and Rabobank will host the fourth annual California Food & Ag Summit on Thursday, November 5. This conference is an exclusive (invitation-only) forum for executives and senior management of companies in the Food and Agricultural sectors including growers, processors, distributors, and suppliers...continue reading

California and Central Valley Economies Expected to Grow

Projected $3 Trillion in GDP by 2030

August 18, 2015 | Press Releases | José Blanco

In May of 2015, California led the nation in new job generation, reporting 54,000 new jobs for the month, bringing the overall unemployment rate down to 6.4 percent. California’s unemployment rate has dropped 2.0 percent from 2013, and 6.0 percent from its peak of 12.4 percent at the height of the Great Recession. Whi...continue reading

Robb Moore wins Sacramento SBA Person of the Year

Robb Moore, CEO of IoSafe Inc., wins the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year from the Sacramento Small Business Administration

August 11, 2015 | News | Charlie McNulty

Robb Moore, CEO of IoSafe Inc., recently won the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year from the Sacramento District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Robb was selected from over 30 nominees from around the area and chosen for his numerous business accomplishments, community involvement, and personal charact...continue reading

Pioneer Recycling Services acquires two Material Recycling Facilities in the Northwest

Central Valley Fund II provides $5.275M in Mezzanine Debt and Equity Financing

August 11, 2015 | Press Releases | Jose Blanco

TACOMA, WA and CLACKAMAS, OR (December 8, 2014) – Pioneer Recycling Services, LLC (“Pioneer Recycling”) announced today the acquisition of two of the Pacific Northwest’s largest material recycling facilities (“MRFs”) with over 200,000 of processed tons combined in 2013. The transaction es...continue reading

You can’t run a business without money, but finding that money can become a formidable obstacle to budding entrepreneurs and their start-up companies. At Thursday’s ninth annual Central Valley Venture Forum in Clovis, a panel of investment experts offered their advice for how small businesses can maximize their ...continue reading

California Job Market Powers Forward

Projected $3 Trillion in GDP by 2030

August 8, 2015 | News | Jose Blanco

The California economy has recovered from the effects of the 2008 Great Recession with employment rebounding to historic levels, albeit with certain sectors outperforming other sectors – highlighting a zero sum outcome. The California economy is expected to exceed $2.04 trillion in output in 2014, ranking the state as...continue reading

CalPERS private investment lead Desrochers, Congressman Costa to Highlight 9th Annual Central Valley Venture Forum

Central Valley Venture Forum

October 29, 2014 | Press Releases | Tina Baker and Betsy Hays

WHAT: 9th Annual Central Valley Venture Forum, including: Valley Entrepreneur Showcase (Five Central Valley businesses presenting to a panel of judges actively seeking investment opportunities) Réal Desrochers, head of private equity investing for CalPERS Congressman Jim Costa, representative of California’s 1...continue reading

NAFTA and California: 20 Years Later

NAFTA encourage trade growth between California and Mexico

October 18, 2014 | | Jose Blanco

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the NAFTA trade treaty between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In the last 20 years under NAFTA, trade between Mexico and the U.S. has more than sextupled (6.2), growing at nearly 10% annually and far exceeding the U.S. trade rate growth with the rest of the world (6.7%). Mexican export...continue reading

3rd Annual California Food & Ag Summit

Save the Date! Friday! Friday, November 21, 2014

October 15, 2014 | | Brad Triebsch

Friday, November 21, 2014 Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual California Food & Ag Summit on Friday, November 21, 2014 hosted by PwC, Central Valley Fund, and Rabobank. This conference is an exclusive (invitation-only) forum for owners, executives, and senior management of companies in Food and Agricultural sectors i...continue reading

9th Annual Central Valley Venture Forum

Thursday, November 6, 2014

October 14, 2014 | | Brad Triebsch

Register now for the 9th Annual Central Valley Venture Forum on Thursday, November 6, 2014 hosted by the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State and the Central Valley Fund. The Central Valley Venture Forum is an opportunity for venture capitalists, investment bankers, angel investors, startups, cor...continue reading

Cross-Border Entrepreneurship Conference

Save the date! August, 13, 2014

September 30, 2014 | | Jose Blanco

The California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (CHCC) is hosting the 2014 CHCC Convention on August 13, 2014 – August 15, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA. The CHCC annual convention will bring more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, small business advocates and corporate representatives together to Gar...continue reading

California Leads U.S. Economic Growth in 2014

California continues to grow above the national pace

August 30, 2014 | | Jose Blanco

The Golden State’s economy, which represents over 12% of U.S. GDP, continues to grow at a pace slightly ahead of the nations’, 2.3% versus 2.0%. However, these gains have been heavily weighted toward the state’s larger metropolitan areas along the coast. Technology, tourism, and retail trade have led the r...continue reading

Central Valley Fund II (“CVF”), a California-based private equity firm, announced today that it has provided $3.66M in Mezzanine debt and equity capital to support the acquisition of Precision Machine & Manufacturing, Inc. (“PMM” or the “Company”) in partnership with management, led b...continue reading

CVF Capital Partners announced today that The Central Valley Fund II made an $8.0 million investment in National Legal Services, LLC (“NLS”). NLS will combine the businesses of Quest Discovery Services (“Quest” or “QDS”) and RSP & Associates (“RSP”), which both provide out...continue reading

ioSafe Inc., the technology leader in disaster proof hardware, announced today that it has raised $2.50 million of growth capital from California-based private equity investor group, Central Valley Fund II (“CVF”). This capital will allow the Auburn, CA-based company to further expand its disaster-proof product ...continue reading

Resourcing Edge Human Resources, an industry-leading HR management solutions provider, today announced it raised $3.65 million of growth capital from a California-based private equity investor group, Central Valley Fund II (“CVF”) which will allow the company to further expand its product capabilities and scope ...continue reading

Dr. Javier Martinez of PaQui Tequila

Winner of the 8th Annual Valley Entrepreneur Showcase

September 30, 2013 | | The Business Journal

In the ancient Aztec language, paQui means “to be happy,” which summed up PaQui Tequila founder and president Javier Martinez’s sentiments on Tuesday at the Save Mart Center. His Pasadena-based tequila company was crowned the winner of the 2013 Entrepreneur Showcase at Central Valley Venture Forum. “...continue reading

Ronnie Lott to Speak at Venture Forum

September 30, 2013 | | The Business Journal

The Central Valley Venture Forum literally brought in a heavy hitter for its 2013 keynote speaker. One of the most feared hitters in NFL history and former San Francisco 49er Ronnie Lott, also an accomplished entrepreneur, will serve as keynote speaker at the eighth-annual Central Valley Venture Forum. The event is hosted b...continue reading

Food & Ag Summit: Banker lends hope to Valley farmers

September 15, 2013 | | John Holland - Modesto Bee

Farmers like to think that their business is fairly recession-proof, that people will eat even while cutting back on other spending. A banker speaking this week in Modesto had a chart to support this. It showed how the overall stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, stumbled badly in 2008 and stayed down for most of t...continue reading

Central Valley Fund Exits Ultra Gro Plant Food

September 10, 2013 | | CVF Team

The Central Valley Fund (“CVF”) announced the exit of its investment in Ultra Gro Plant Food (“Ultra Gro”) in Madera, CA. CVF supported a management led buy-out (“MBO”) of Ultra Gro in 2008 by investing $3.35 million in Mezzanine Debt and Equity to assist management in financing the purch...continue reading

Ex-49er Ronnie Lott stars in Fresno business forum

September 1, 2013 | | The Fresno Bee

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive back Ronnie Lott believes the lessons he learned during a Hall of Fame playing career have served him well during his post-football career as a successful entrepreneur. Lott will share those insights Tuesday, when he delivers the keynote remarks for the Central Valley Venture Forum, a co...continue reading

8th Annual Central Valley Venture Forum

Featuring Ronnie Lott and UOP Economist Dr. Jeffrey Michael

July 30, 2013 | | CVF Team

Former San Francisco 49er and successful entrepreneur Ronnie Lott will be the keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Central Valley Venture Forum (CVVF). Dr. Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center at the University of Pacific, will serve as the event’s luncheon speaker. Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p...continue reading

Central Valley Fund Announces MBO Acquisition of Waterman Industries

Invests $5.0M In Mezzanine Debt & Equity

July 25, 2013 | News | CVF Capital Partners

The Central Valley Fund (“Central Valley Fund” or “CVF”) has partnered with the current management of Waterman Industries (“Waterman”) to acquire the company. Waterman, based in California’s San Joaquin Valley, is a leading manufacturer of control gates, valves, and vents primarily ...continue reading

Central Valley Fund closes $120M investment round

July 1, 2013 | | The Business Journal

About nine years ago the Central Valley Fund took the first steps in developing a healthy capital acquisition ecosystem with its first fund. Now, with more than $175 million in committed and invested capital, it’s looking to build upon that success with the second fund, which recently closed at $120 million. The Centr...continue reading

The potential impact of spending cuts that will take effect if Congress and the President currently can’t agree on a plan to avoid is referred to as the balance of the so-called “fiscal cliff” remains a major obstacle to fortifying business confidence in 2013. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (&ldq...continue reading

Source Logistics acquires Fulfillment Corporation of America to expand its North American platform

Central Valley Fund II provides $6.5M in debt and equity financing

January 14, 2013 | | CVF Team

Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR, December 20, 2012 – Source Logistics (“SL”), a California based leading 3PL logistics provider, and Fulfillment Corporation of America (“FCA”), a Oregon based fulfillment and digital deployment provider catering to some of the largest U.S.consumer product, fina...continue reading

The California economy continues to generate mixed results as certain sectors begin to show signs of solid recovery (technology, agriculture, tourism and health care) relative to other sectors which continue to struggle (residential construction, retail and business services). The state continues to recover from the real es...continue reading

Central Valley Venture Forum 2012

November 13, 2012 | | CVF Team

CVVF brings together venture capitalists, investment bankers, angel investors, leading startups, valuation executives, corporate executives, and community leaders to discuss economic and financial opportunities relating to the Central Valley. As we do every year, CVF will host the annual Central Valley Venture Forum (CVVF) ...continue reading

Central Valley Fund exits Anabi Oil investment

August 20, 2012 | | CVF Team

DAVIS, California — The Central Valley Fund (“CVF”), a private investment fund focused on middle market companies, today announced its recent exit of an $8.5M mezzanine investment in Anabi Oil Corporation and its affiliates (“AOC” or the “Company”). CVF led the transaction with its ...continue reading

Business Forecast Set for Stockton

January 12, 2012 | | The Stockton Record

Michael Stead, capital markets director for Bank of the West, and Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center at University of the Pacific, will be keynote speakers for the Business Forecast Conference to be held Jan. 19 in Stockton. The conference, sponsored by the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Co...continue reading

The seventh edition delivered diverse topics of interest to entrepreneurs, business owners, the banking community, angel investors, venture capitalists and private equity funds from the Central Valley region and throughout California. Among the main topics, the event offered a Hispanic Business Success Panel, which recogniz...continue reading

Source Logistics honored as fast growing Hispanic 3PL Firm

Inc. 5000 honoree and Top 100 Logistics

November 9, 2011 | | CVF Team

Montebello, CA – Source Logistics, LLC (“Source”) announced today that it has been named one of Inc. 500/5000 fastest-growing private companies list and now ranks among the top 100 Logistics & Transportation companies in the country. The 2011 list measured revenue growth from 2007 through 2010. To qual...continue reading

Davis, CA and Modesto, CA – February 17, 2011 – The Central Valley Fund, a private investment fund focused on middle market Central Valley companies, today announced a preferred stock investment of $3.5 million in Paleteria La Michoacana, LLC (“PLM” or the “Company”). The capital will be ...continue reading