Jeri J. Harman
Founder & Chairman
Avante Capital Partners

Jeri Harman was recently named chairman of the board of NN Inc., a publicly traded diversified industrials company. She was also named one of the most influential women in mid-market M&A by Mergers and Acquisitions magazine in 2021, a designation she has received every year since 2016. Avante Capital Partners has invested more than $400 million in lower middle-market businesses across the U.S. to date, and total AUM is now over $840 million. Harman’s company makes debt and equity investments of $5 million to $35 million to lower middle-market businesses to finance buyouts, minority recaps, acquisitions, and growth. She has more than 30 years of financing and M&A experience. Prior to Avante, Harman founded and led the LA offices for American Capital Ltd. and Allied Capital Inc. 


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