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2010, March 29

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Aperture Capital celebrates first anniversary and $13.5 million in lending

Southern California entrepreneur Michael J. Harris times market perfectly by catering to needs of small-to-midsize business owners seeking capital amid turbulent economic landscape

TUSTIN, Calif., June 1, 2009 — Satisfying the pent-up demand among small-to-midsize business owners to find viable capital sources, Aperture Capital Corp. is recognizing its first anniversary by celebrating success despite the languishing economy. Led by Orange County, Calif.-based entrepreneur Michael J. Harris, Aperture Capital acts as a bridge between clients and multiple capital providers, helping entrepreneurs and executives find financial solutions to suit their business credit needs.

"Although our business model is simple — let us focus on your capital, so you can focus on your business — the results within our first year of operation have been anything but elementary," said Harris, founder and chief executive officer, Aperture Capital.

Over the course of the past year, Aperture Capital has completed seven transactions for clients valued at $13.5 million. Five of these transactions were conducted for Orange County-based companies, ensuring that $8.3 million of capital has helped to stimulate the local economy. Aperture Capital also closed transactions for companies based in Atlanta and Costa Rica.

Before launching Aperture Capital, Harris spent 19 years in corporate and commercial banking. He started the firm last year as a result of what he saw during his days as a corporate banker.

"The average business owner lacked the time to vet more than three capital providers," Harris said. "And without the time to prepare a defined and focused debt structure, it was even harder for business owners to locate the most appropriate provider for their company's needs. I saw too many companies walk away empty–handed without financing to meet their short– and long–term needs. Worse yet, many business owners paid more for their capital than they needed to pay, or were forced into onerous structures that prevented them from running their businesses the way they intended."

This deficiency in small–to–midsize business capital procurement prompted Harris to launch Aperture Capital in May 2008. Despite early indicators of a slowing economy, Harris recognized a need within middle–market lending and seized the opportunity to offer an entrepreneurial solution. Today, Aperture Capital is bucking the national economic trend and proving that any time is the right time to launch a business that caters to a defined market need.

About Aperture Capital Corp. The mission of Aperture Capital is to find the right capital for the right client. Experienced in securing financing for start-up and mature companies alike, Aperture Capital has the tools to meet their immediate needs while helping them achieve their long-range capital goals. Its advisory expertise ranges from the basics of commercial lines of credit to the most sophisticated mezzanine debt and private equity placements. Aperture Capital combines the expertise, inside knowledge and negotiation strength to find companies the best financing possible. Learn more at www.aperturecapital.com, call +1 949-500-5033 or follow company activities on Twitter (@aperturecapital).

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