PE/VC  Prism Capital

     Office Locations:

444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1910
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-464-7900
Fax: 312-464-7915



  • Expansion
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Founded in 1999, Prism Capital is a private equity firm with $190 million in assets under management and operates both a growth fund and a mezzanine fund. The Prism Opportunity Fund employs a 'hybrid' investment strategy, investing equity in both expansion stage IT companies as well as traditional manufacturing and service businesses with growth opportunities. The Prism Opportunity Fund does not invest in start-ups. The typical investment ranges from $1 to $3 million in rounds totaling from $2 to $15 million. The fund has $50 million currently under management, a combination of private investment and SBA (Small Business Admin-istration) capital. The Mezzanine fund typically invests in amounts up to $7 million in mature industrial companies in the Midwest supporting internal growth, recapitalizations, mergers, acquisitions and ownership changes.

    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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    Bill Harlan Partner
    Blaine Crissman Partner
    Robert Finkel Managing Partner and Founder
    Ryan Griffith Analyst
    Steve Vivian Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      3-D Machining
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      Ace Expediters
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      Angie's List
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      Banner Services
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      Bell Automotive
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      Craftsment Industries
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      Destination Cinema
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      EZE Trucking
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      Hi-Tech Manufacturing
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      Hill & Valley
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      McCoy Sales
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      Optical Experts
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      Private Company
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      Violet Packing
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