According to the Small Business Administration, SBICs can invest up to $4 billion annually. These privately-owned and managed investment funds are subject to unique audit standards and accounting and valuation practices. Whether your SBIC fund is newly formed or mature, CohnReznick's SBIC team collaborates with fund managers and administrators to address time-sensitive reporting and compliance obligations. We also implement processes to strengthen investor relationships and deliver industry-specific tax consulting, valuation, transaction, and advisory services.
DEDICATED TEAM AND SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL
To optimize efficiency, our SBIC audit, tax, and valuation professionals have developed repeatable processes and procedures designed to help our SBIC clients achieve their vision. Specialized team members who are experienced in the SBIC program, and have attended the SBIC Regulations Class held by the Small Business Administration (SBA), understand the intricacies of the SBIC Program and work with clients through the fund’s lifecycle.
PRIVATE EQUITY INDUSTRY EXPERTISE
As a specialized group working within our national Private Equity and Financial Services Industry Practice, our SBIC team taps into CohnReznick's broader private equity knowledge in supporting the growth objectives of SBIC clients. Our SBIC professionals have a solid understanding of the private equity business model and in addressing the tax and fund compliance issues that occur in a highly regulated industry.
COMMITTED TO THE SBIC COMMUNITY
- Industry association leadership. CohnReznick is a dedicated supporter and sponsor of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA). Our team routinely attends all regional and national conferences.
- Proprietary SBIC Insights. Our SBIC team provides industry-leading intelligence to fund managers. Participants learn about recent trends and changes in the SBIC community and within the SBA and about strategies for licensing and operating a successful SBIC fund.
SBIC FUND COMPLIANCE
Adherence to strict SBIC accounting policies and SBA regulatory compliance procedures is our mandate. With the end goal of meeting your fund's compliance requirements through our delivery of on-time reporting packages to investors, we conduct thorough audits of SBA Form 468 and GAAP financial statements. CohnReznick also offers training and educational programs for SBIC fund managers that include working with SBA reporting software and SBIC-specific regulatory, tax, and valuation issues.
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