Stefania Aulicino, founder/president of CapitallinkUSA.com
Funding Expert | Growth Strategist
| Speaker |Author
CapitalLinkUSA specializes in owner-managed, privately-held
companies poised for their next growth level.
is a serial entrepreneur who also spent 15 years on Wall Street to
learn how to get cash and keep control. She formed
CapitalLinkUSA in 1988 to share that knowledge with fellow business
builders and has raised over $125 million for clients.
She created and
directed the Mind Your Own Business Program for CEOs, sponsored by
the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, her alma mater.
She has been
featured in the press, including The Financial Times of London and
Crain’s. Stefania has spoken at
the Inc. 500 and other leading CEO forums
including Vistage, the world’s largest CEO organization.
Stefania is the author of
Cash and Control—You Can Have Both,
An Unconventional Process for Finding Money to Grow Your Business.
look back on their company's history and regret their ability, at
these times, to fully understand the complexities of their growth
strategy as it related to their possibilities. As a result they
underestimated the potential value of their business, and made many
Don't become another statistic.
Aulicino’s role as the Entrepreneur’s Advocate is
a unique blend of her own experiences as an entrepreneur and her
insights as a Wall Street “insider,” packaged into a
proven methodology, so you can make the right decisions with confidence.
CapitalLinkUSA, founded 20 years ago as
a resource for business builders, remains unique in the following
- Innovator in the narrowly focused marketplace of owner-managed
businesses with critical focus on the discovery of growth possibilities
and execution of funding strategies which dramatically enhance
the value of your ownership interest;
- Commitment to deliver growth capital which shares
your vision and wants you in control;
- Shares its success oriented reputation and dynamic network of
working relationships with more than 3,000 institutional growth
- Concentrates on companies still majority owned by its operating
principals poised for their next growth level.
- Expertise to address the challenges inherent in the first and
subsequent rounds of professional private equity financing;
- Developed the CapitalLinkUSA Cash and Control System™
, a powerful set of tools and market-proven methodology which
empowers business builders to make confident decisions to achieve
the full potential of their growth opportunities through broad
based financial market knowledge and multiple funding alternatives.
Over the last 20 years, 95% of CapitalLinkUSA's
clients have discovered a future much bigger, safer and more profitable
than originally envisioned and closed financing deals with better
terms than previously offered.
CapitalLinkUSA speaks directly to your priorities
1. Positions you to be a confident decision
maker, based on real growth choices and Financial Market Intelligence
of solutions to lower the risk of fast, profitable growth to build
shareholder value and capture your company's full potential.
2. Secures the right capital for you, defined as
the investor(s) which shares your vision, wants you in control of
your company's destiny and manifests their appreciation of your
team's accomplishments with the highest valuation.
3. Delivers the lowest total cost to fund your
4. Manifests bottom line results in "entrepreneurial
time": with speed and urgency, based on a shared commitment
to your goals
Founded by fellow entrepreneur Stefania Aulicino
in 1988, CapitalLinkUSA is a resource for business builders. Clients
come to rely on us as their most important point of contact for
all of their corporate growth issues.
Here's what people have said about CapitalLinkUSA:
"Advocate, not Agent"
"Capital which shares YOUR vision"
"Investors who want YOU in CONTROL"
"One-Stop-Shopping for prestigious venture
"Turnkey approach with Bottom Line results"
"Bridge between the Business Visionary and
the Financial Community"
“I don’t know anyone who
works as hard for their clients as Stefania at Capital Link”.
George Spencer, Managing Director Adams Street Partners, Chicago
list and our
investors speak for themselves.
The CapitalLinkUSA Difference
“I thought I knew what I had. I
I perceived that attracting resources for my growth would be hard.
I thought I'd hate the process and the people. I
didn't. I developed a network of friends.
I thought I'd hate sharing my company. Now
I can't wait to share more of an even bigger company.
I thought it would be expensive. It
was the best money I ever spent. The return is automatic and many
I thought you plan, execute, then accept whatever you are offered.
I discovered I had choices and
Are you ready to fulfill the potential of your dream? All it
takes is a willingness to learn about your business, the financial
markets and yourself, and the guidance of a unique company, CapitalLinkUSA."
- Wayne McFarland, CEO of Landmark Industries,
Inc. of Illinois
CapitalLinkUSA offers a safe-harbor from your worst fears because
it understands the entrepreneur’s perspective and knows what
drives visionary success. Founded on entrepreneurial principles
by an entrepreneur with experience in business ownership and corporate
finance (commercial banking, corporate finance, venture capital
and investment banking) CapitalLinkUSA is uniquely situated to see
each situation and opportunity through the eyes of the entrepreneur
and the funding community.CapitalLinkUSA is unique in the marketplace
-- not by accident, but by design.
A Distinctive Objective
CapitalLinkUSA is committed to preserving management control, under
which you - the business owner - continue to direct your company's
destiny and reap the benefits of the future success of the company
you create. CapitalLinkUSA focuses on building perceived market
value, which it then translates into a useful currency available
immediately, to fuel the full growth and profit potential of your
- CapitalLinkUSA’s in-depth focus reaches far beyond a mere
- CapitalLinkUSA helps empower the company to realize its greatest
growth and profit potential
- CapitalLinkUSA specializes in transactions which preserve control
for its Client Company
A Pro-Active Position
Capital Link’s vast financial network consists of working
relationships with over 3000 potential funding sources, each of
which is a window of knowledge through which Client Companies gain
objectivity. The Cash And Control SystemTM allows Client Companies
the opportunity to clearly see themselves through the eyes of the
funding community. CapitalLinkUSA, however, remains completely independent
and, therefore, completely objective. The Business Owner is CapitalLinkUSA’s
client and making their vision real is CapitalLinkUSA’s critical
point of focus.
CapitalLinkUSA positions its Client Companies both to see and to
understand what the market perceives to be the risks associated
with attempting to achieve the Company’s stated strategic
growth goals. Client Companies are shown how to use this candid
feedback to build their own confidence in the reality and accessibility
of their optimum growth strategy. This advance feedback allows the
Company to lower the perceived market risks associated with its
rapid growth strategy. Hence the likelihood of the overall success
of the growth strategy is enhanced. Access to a receptive and communicative
market is critical because risk and value are ultimately defined
in terms of "reality" as the market perceives it to exist.
The Cash And Control SystemTM empowers Client Companies to use their
newly discovered growth as an economic currency to effectively negotiate
maximum value with all interested potential resources (capital and/or
A Unique Vantage Point
Founder and President, Stefania Aulicino, is an entrepreneur first,
as well as a first-class financier. Besides having founded 3 companies
herself, Aulicino has been in the financial market place for over
30 years, serving in various management, financial, entrepreneurial
and board level positions. This uniquely places her in the informed
position from which she so effectively bridges the risk-gap that
characteristically exists between the business owner and the resource
marketplace. CapitalLinkUSA is in the action business, and Aulicino
is equipped with all the tools necessary to make even the most ambitious
vision a reality.
Quite simply, The Cash And Control SystemTM provides
a strong, stable, well founded and proven bridge between the business
owner’s needs and the performance, return, safety and security
needs of the resource marketplace.
CapitalLinkUSA is the critical complement to all other financial,
professional or consulting firms:
- CPA’s tell you where you are now and where you’ve
- Commercial Bankers extrapolate from your past which limits
their ability to provide financing needed for your future potential
- Brokers and finders look for commodity dollars - not "smart
money" able to empower you to achieve your goals
- Investment Bankers tell you what price will clear the market.
They are focused on trading value, not building value.
- Strategic and financial consultants tell you what your financial
needs are but are not accountable either for creating shareholder
value or seeing the project through to financial conclusion --
typically such consultants are just paid for their time and provide
minimal funding or value-building assistance
The Quantum Leap ZoneTM
CapitalLink USA is an innovator in the marketplace of manager-owned
companies, providing a continuous flow of new ideas, practices,
and solutions as a critical complement to your other professional
resources. Working together, here is where each of your professional
resources focus their expertise:
The Cash And Control SystemTM is a proprietary method
of obtaining the highest valuation and maintaining the greatest
amount of control when growing your business.
Tell me how to get started with the specialized services for me.
My company has revenue of:
[less than $3 million];
[over $30 million]
innovator of the Cash And Control System for a complementary
analysis: Stefania Aulicino 312/951-6777.