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EWA congratulates Jeri Harman on building a strategic partnership

The Exceptional Women Alliance (EWA) congratulates Jeri Harman, Founder & Chair of Avante Capital Partners and member of EWA, on entering into a strategic partnership with Pacific Current Group. Avante is a woman and minority-owned private investment firm and Pacific Current Group Limited is a boutique investment firm specializing in partnering with best-in-class asset managers through strategic minority stake investments.

"We are thrilled for Jeri and her partners in successfully building a strategic partnership that will further the mission and longevity of their organization," said Larraine Segil, Chair & CEO of EWA. "At EWA, we relish the success of our members. They all uniquely make positive impacts in their community with their passion and leadership, and that is always worth celebrating. As one of the only women and minority owned private credit and structured equity investment firms, Avante's presence and success in the market is an inspiration for all women entering private equity."

Jeri Harman, Founder & Chair of Avante Capital Partners

"We are very excited by the minority investment in our firm by Pacific Current," said Jeri Harman. "It independently validates the value we have created since starting the firm 15 years ago. We are proud that this highly experienced and respected GP investment firm chose to put their dollars, time and reputation behind Avante, and have no doubt they will help us scale and continue to thrive going forward."

Ms. Harman has received numerous recognitions over the years including being named by the Los Angeles Times as a Banking & Finance Visionary in 2021 – 2022, and by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the LA 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles in 2018 - 2023. In January 2016, Ms. Harman was on the cover of Mergers & Acquisitions magazine and named one of the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, a recognition she again received in 2017 - 2022. In March 2017, she was recognized as one of 15 Trailblazers by Buyouts Magazine. In 2013, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Los Angeles inducted Ms. Harman into their Hall of Fame.


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