BNI Press Release: For Release After 3pm ET on May 2nd, 2019
Today, BNI Global, LLC (“BNI”), the largest global business network of its kind in the world, announced it has taken in a strategic investment from Pamlico Capital (“Pamlico”) that will accelerate innovation and growth.
In the last year, BNI’s 250,000+ Members generated over $15 billion USD in closed business from their BNI membership. That creates significant economic development, job creation, and entrepreneurship worldwide.
And BNI Global is just getting started. In the next decade, BNI will help shape the landscape of global business like never before. BNI’s goal is a future in which purpose-driven business leaders grow terrific businesses and, in so doing, support their families, provide good jobs for employees, and actively participate in their community.
Today, BNI Global has 8 corporate support offices across 6 countries and over 300 exceptional corporate staff. BNI is developing cutting-edge technology, creating new global training programs, launching large global events, hiring exceptionally talented staff, and opening new offices – all with one goal: to make BNI Members worldwide more successful than they ever thought possible.
As BNI Global embarks on its next phase of its development, it is very excited to announce that Pamlico Capital – a world-class investment group based in Charlotte, North Carolina has made a strategic investment into BNI.
BNI’s Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Dr. Ivan Misner remarks: “Wow – what can I say? I’m thrilled to work with Pamlico Capital as I continue my role on the board of BNI. They are an exceptional investment group and they are already offering up ideas and resources that will greatly increase the support and opportunities available for BNI Members and BNI Directors worldwide. This is a terrific development for BNI as a global organization.”
“When we all look back in 10 or 20 years, I’m confident that we will look at this moment as an inflection point in the trajectory of BNI’s development,” shares Graham Weihmiller, BNI’s Chairman & CEO. “With Pamlico Capital’s strategic insights and resources, we now have what we need to help BNI Members and BNI Directors like never before. We should think in a much larger way about the future of BNI. I’ve never been more energized for what’s next.”
“We are so impressed with BNI’s culture and traditions,” says Jay Henry, Vice President at Pamlico Capital. “Our firm has always felt that operating with the spirit of Givers Gain® is the right way to do business. And what an honor it is for us to work with great leaders like Dr. Misner, Graham, and MarcWilliam. Pamlico Capital is all-in and ready to help BNI Members and Directors worldwide achieve their dreams.”
Marc-William Attie, BNI’s President of Global Strategy & Innovation adds, “Over the last 7 years, BNI has truly become a Global Organization, and I’m really proud of that. Now, to fully achieve our mission and ambition to ‘change the way the world does business’ we need to be very strategic and focused and to have the right partners. Pamlico Capital will provide us with knowledge and resources to become the most prominent platform for business development. I’m pleased to work closely with partners of this caliber.”
For any questions or press inquiries, contact Claire Sherman, BNI’s Senior Manager of Global Operations (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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