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Capital Link to help AeA Members Preserve Management Control


Chicago, February 21, 2002 - Capital Link Inc., a Chicago-based resource that matches businesses with the right growth capital, has been awarded Associate Member status in AeA (American Electronic Association), the largest technology trade association in the nation. Associate Membership is reserved for entities providing specialized knowledge and important services for technology based companies, particularly those in electronics, software and information technology.

“AeA’s 3,500 member companies are among the most informed and forward-looking in today’s dynamic marketplace,” Said Stefania Aulicino, founder and president of Capital Link, Inc. “Given that more than half are privately held and seek to expand their technology leadership, this strategic partnership is a wonderful marriage of our expertise in funding solutions which enhance shareholder value focused on the owner-managed business marketplace.”

Capital Link has assisted hundred’s of high tech, manufacturing and service companies, across the country by addressing the concerns typical of owner-managed entities including insufficient resources to capture new opportunities, confusion over alternative financing options and fear of loss of control of their privately owned company. 

"Instead of accepting any of the 5 investor term sheets we received, Capital Link helped us craft a 6th with the most favorable terms. We invited those investors we wanted to participate in our deal, and they accepted our term sheet." said Scott Johnson, President, Industrial Devices Corporation.

Founded in 1988 by a fellow entrepreneur turned financier, Stefania Aulicino is the inventor of the “Cash and Control SystemÔ, a proprietary, time-proven and market tested methodology to obtain the highest valuation while maintaining the greatest amount of control when raising money. The Cash and Control SystemÔ delivers the right resources to accelerate revenue and profits, confident decision-making and escalates shareholder wealth, which value is monetized to finance the company’s objectives.

Client testimonials and case studies are available at in streaming audio transcripts and text formats, together with an extensive library of information focusing on the entrepreneur’s perspective of raising growth capital plus a revealing self-test about your company’s current growth strategies.

Stefania Aulicino is nationally recognized as an expert in her field, having addressed such diverse forums as Inc. Magazine's Growing the Company Conference, The Council of Growing Companies Annual Conference, Young Entrepreneurs' Organization, Young Presidents' Organization, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a frequently quoted source in the business press including Inc. Magazine, University of Chicago Press, The Boston Globe, Winning Strategies and The Financial Times of London. Stefania created, and for 13 years directed, a program on entrepreneurial development at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.

Uniquely designed to fill the void that exists between a Business Visionary and the funding community, Capital Link is Stefania’s third company. Prior to forming Capital Link, Stefania spent 15 years on Wall Street, as both an Investment banker at Bear Stearns and Co. Inc. and a commercial banker at Citicorp and Chemical Bank and received an MBA in Finance at the University of Chicago. Stefania blends her own entrepreneurial experience with the experience and network she acquired on Wall Street and leverages her working relationships with over 600 institutional investors established over her 30 years of building value for growing businesses.

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For further Information Contact:

Stefania Aulicino
Capital Link, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60611
312/951-6777 x 11
312/951-7494 FAX

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