ED  Arkansas Capital Corporation


     Office Locations:

200 River Market Avenue, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-374-9247
Fax: 501-374-9425

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  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Arkansas Capital Corporation, originally named First Arkansas Development Finance Corporation, was formed in 1957 to provide a mechanism for financing the state's transformation from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy. Since its founding, the company has diversified and grown to include commercial financing needed for the information age. Along the way, ACCG has made hundreds of loans, representing projects of well over $500 million. One of ACCG's divisions, The Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF), actively engages, either directly or indirectly, in any and all activities that will educate, promote and foster the development of innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital formation within the State of Arkansas. The Corporation also manages an equity fund, Diamond State Ventures (see profile). Heartland Renaissance Fund, established in 2002, is an affiliate of Arkansas Capital Corporation. The Department of Treasury designated Heartland Renaissance Fund as a Community Development Entity (CDE) in 2002. Heartland Renaissance Fund is active in the New Market Tax Credit industry and has received three allocation awards from the Department of Treasury totaling $140 million for use within Arkansas.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    C. Sam Walls AEAF - President
    Jay Wisener Executive Vice President
    Jerry Adams SVP Portfolio & Servicing
    Joe Hays President & Managing Partner-DSV
    Larry Carter Partner-DSV


    Portfolio companies include:

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      House Manufacturing Company
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      Soul of the South
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      Thyme Bed and Breakfast
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