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Definition Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Companies

MESBICS - Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Companies or MESBICS are government-chartered venture firms that can invest only in companies that are at least 51 percent owned by members of a minority group or persons recognized by the rules that govern MESBICs. They provide debt and equity capital to new, small independent businesses. Criteria for investment and size and type of investment vary from one firm to another.


 

 
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