SVB Capital Expands its Funds Team

Company news  |  September 26, 2007

PALO ALTO, Calif., September 26, 2007 - SVB Capital Partners, the funds management team within SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB), has hired two senior members, John Dominguez and Vincent C. Williams to expand its funds team.

Effective immediately, Dominguez joins SVB as a partner on the funds management team to help broaden the firm's investment capabilities in later-stage private equity, growth capital and buyouts. Williams also joins SVB as a partner responsible for product development and fund raising in the mid- to large-size institutional markets. He will focus primarily on corporate and public pension plans.

SVB Capital leverages the SVB Financial Group platform and its unique and long-standing relationships in its target markets to access oversubscribed, invitation-only private equity funds and company financings on behalf of its fund of funds and direct fund investors in the U.S. and internationally. SVB Capital Partners also benefits from the wealth of industry information the SVB platform provides, which is used in conjunction with proven investment selection expertise when deploying right-sized funds focused on top-tier performers. The SVB Capital family of funds exceeds one billion dollars and includes fund of funds, direct funds, venture debt funds and specialty debt funds invested primarily on behalf of endowments and foundations.

"Our relationships and insight into the venture capital industry have allowed us to grow our funds business substantially in recent years," said Mark MacLennan, president, SVB Capital. "Vincent and John bring years of experience in funds management and deep relationships with institutional investors to our team. Together, we will diversify our venture capital and private equity products as well as our LP relationships domestically and internationally."

John Dominguez joins SVB Capital from Hall Capital Management LLC where he was manager of the Private Equity Group, covering venture capital, private equity and leveraged buyout investments. Previously, Dominguez was a founding principal and managing director of PrivateTrade Inc. and the director of Alternative Investments for the Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) of Colorado.

Dominguez has more than ten years of private equity investment experience and he has served on numerous private equity fund advisory boards focused on the U.S., European and Asian markets. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's in business administration from the University of Colorado.

Vincent Williams became an investment manager focused on large public funds in 1995 after serving as a business lawyer for a decade. Most recently, Williams was senior vice president and managing director of institutional sales for Northern Trust Global Investments in Chicago where he was responsible for developing and implementing the company's business strategy within the public and corporate marketplace for North America. Prior to Northern, Williams was a director of public funds for Victory Capital Management, and a senior vice president at Mesirow Financial Inc., where he began fundraising for private equity and venture capital.

Williams is a former board member for the National Association of Securities Professionals, and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University and a juris doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco.

Both Dominguez and Williams will be based in the Palo Alto office of SVB Capital.

About SVB Capital
SVB Capital is the private equity arm of SVB Financial Group. SVB Capital Partners, the unit's funds management group, invests in private equity funds and directly in portfolio companies on behalf of SVB Financial Group and third-party investors. The SVB Capital family of funds exceeds $1 billion and includes funds of funds, direct funds, venture debt funds and special situation debt funds, all invested predominantly on behalf of endowments and foundations. SVB Capital's Private Equity Group manages the company's relationships with more than 500 venture capital and private equity clients worldwide. In addition, the group introduces entrepreneurial companies to sources of venture financing. Located in Palo Alto, Calif., SVB Capital is a member of global financial services firm SVB Financial Group, with SVB Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Analytics, SVB Global and SVB Private Client Services. SVB Capital serves clients across the U.S. and in technology-focused markets worldwide. Additional information is available at

SVB Capital is a non-bank member of SVB Financial Group. Products and services offered by SVB Capital are not insured by the FDIC or any other Federal Government Agency and are not guaranteed by Silicon Valley Bank or its affiliates.

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