Veteran-owned AmeriVet Securities bags $4m


AmeriVet Securities (AVI), a veteran-owned finance broker on a mission to provide first class capital markets and financial services across multiple lines of business, has raised $4m.

AmeriVet Securities was founded by Elton Johnson, Jr in 1994 and is uniquely positioned as a dual registered Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

AVI’s mission is to provide first class capital markets and financial services across multiple lines of business, while producing meaningful opportunities and results within the veteran community.

The company’s products include Investment Grade Corporates, Municipal Bonds, U.S. Treasuries, Equities, Commercial Paper, Cash Management, ABS, RMBS, Liability Management and Issuer Reverse Inquiry Opportunities.

AVI underwent a relaunch in 2018, since then, the firm said its deal flow total value has continued to increase year-over-year. AVI adds value to clients by bringing Tier II and Tier III investors into the underwriting syndicate, increasing the breadth of the offering.

Mercedes Elias, co-CEO of AVI and a US Marine Corps veteran, said, “Additional capital and consistent growth in deal participation will allow us to continue to increase our performance across all lines of business. We look forward to adding value to clients, while further expanding our business and investing in AVI’s growth in 2023.”

Bob Jones, President of AVI, US Air Force veteran and former Vietnam Prisoner of War, added, “AVI’s dedication to their clients and to their mission, to produce meaningful opportunities and results for military veterans, is admirable. We continue to build an exceptional reputation in the diversity and inclusion space, and I look forward to seeing our business and veteran hiring efforts grow in 2023.”

Earlier this month, Bricknode, a brokerage-as-a-service platform, secured a SEK 2.5m ($2.3m) loan from its founder and co-CEO Stefan Willebrand, co-CEO Erik Hagelin and Chairman Robert Lempka.

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