For more information about the private equity community in which the SBIC Program is an active participant, you may find the following resources helpful:
Small Business Investor Alliance (formerly the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies)
From the SBIA website:
"The Small Business Investor Alliance (the Alliance) is the premier organization of lower middle market funds and investors - forming the growth engine for the American economy. The Alliance is one of the oldest continually operating organizations of small business investors in the world. Formed just months after the passage of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as the National Association of Small Businesses Investment Companies (NASBIC), the organization has played a pivotal role in promoting the growth and vitality of the industry for more than 50 years."
From the NAIC website:
"The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is the membership organization for firms dedicated to investment in the United States Emerging Domestic markets (EDM). NAIC member companies invest in privately held businesses that have a high probability of growth and the ability to generate significant returns for investors and shareholders."
From the ILPA website:
"The ILPA is the global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity Limited Partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations.
Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. The ILPA membership has grown to include over 250 member organizations from around the world representing over US $1 trillion of private assets globally."
From the NVCA's website:
"As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community’s preeminent trade association, NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its 400 plus members through a full range of professional services."