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GTCR, a private equity firm, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Robert “Chip” Hance to form Regatta Medical Holdings, LLC. The new company, headquartered in Chicago, IL, will focus on acquiring companies and assets in either the... Read Story

April 21, 2017, 07:30 AM

Private equity firm Energy Impact Partners (EIP) announced that it has established a credit group to support U.S.-based small and middle-market businesses, with a specific focus on energy impact-related investments. The group will primarily offer... Read Story

April 05, 2017, 07:12 AM

Growth Catalyst Partners, LLC announced its formation as a new middle market private equity firm. GCP’s founders are Jim TenBroek, former Managing Director at Wind Point Partners and Scott Peters, former Co-President of The Jordan, Edmiston Group... Read Story

April 04, 2017, 07:27 AM

Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced that it has reached an agreement with NXT Capital to manage Aflac’s new portfolio, which will focus on investments related to middle-market private... Read Story

April 03, 2017, 07:20 AM

Recognizing the dearth of financial opportunities for growth-oriented middle market companies, Securities Attorney Martin Traber and Investment Banker Roger Overby have joined with other investment professionals to establish Skyway Capital Markets to... Read Story

March 30, 2017, 07:20 AM

Heritage Global Inc., a value-driven, a provider of corporate and financial asset liquidation transactions, valuations and advisory services, announced the launch of Heritage Global Patents & Trademarks, its newly formed Intellectual Property... Read Story

March 30, 2017, 07:14 AM

Novus Capital Group announced that it has merged with Super G Capital of Newport Beach, California. John Saefke, CEO of Novus Capital, will lead the venture debt and technology lending practice as a division of Super G Capital. Founded in 2013... Read Story

March 29, 2017, 08:00 AM

Following a 67% spike in its ABL portfolio in 2016, Gerber Finance Inc., a growth-focused lender specializing in asset-based loans and trade finance solutions, announced 2017 expansion plans that will allow the company to a service larger client base... Read Story

March 17, 2017, 07:16 AM

Robert Grunewald and Richard Petrocelli announced the launch of Flat Rock Global, a new alternative asset management firm focused on developing yield-driven investment strategies in sectors deemphasized by banks. The firm's initial fund, Flat Rock... Read Story

March 16, 2017, 08:08 AM

Cortland Capital Market Services, a Chicago based global investment servicing company, and its wholly owned UK subsidiary, Cortland EMEA Limited, announced the launch of a new global asset-based lending platform.  Cortland's ABL Servicing focuses on... Read Story

February 28, 2017, 07:45 AM

Riverbend Growth Partners, a middle market Performance Improvement advisory firm, announced the formation of Riverbend Solutions Group (“RSG”); a multi-disciplined firm established to provide comprehensive solutions for complex middle market... Read Story

February 21, 2017, 08:00 AM

The leadership of CR3 Partners, LLC, revealed the details of their newly-formed national turnaround and performance improvement firm.  CR3 Partners, founded by renowned industry expert William Snyder, and 17 partners from Deloitte CRG, Chrysalis... Read Story

February 07, 2017, 08:10 AM

Capital One has established a new program to originate unitranche loans to middle-market healthcare companies, with HPS Investment Partners as its strategic co-investor. The program, through Unitranche Loan Transaction, LLC, will help borrowers to... Read Story

December 13, 2016, 07:42 AM

Backcast Partners Management, LLC announced the formation of a middle-market investment business.  The predominant focus of Backcast will be providing direct investment debt and, to a lesser extent, equity capital in support of North American... Read Story

December 07, 2016, 07:17 AM

Jeffrey B. Hecktman, Chairman and CEO of Hilco Global, announced the launch of a new operating company, Hilco IP Merchant Banking. This new business unit will provide intellectual property-based financial and technical advisory services, IP... Read Story

November 11, 2016, 07:46 AM

Jeffrey B. Hecktman, Chairman and CEO of Hilco Global, announced the formation of Hilco Corporate Finance, LLC. This new operating company will provide professional, strategic, and financial advisory services associated with selling a business or... Read Story

October 26, 2016, 08:08 AM

Moritz Poehl and Nate Kirk announced the launch of Everside Capital Partners, which is focused exclusively on the U.S. middle and lower-middle business marketplace. Everside will pursue attractive opportunities in direct lending and invest in middle... Read Story

October 07, 2016, 07:54 AM

Stonegate Capital, a diversified specialty finance company that provides $1 million to $10.0 million collateral-backed loans to established lower middle-market enterprises and emerging brands, announced that it has closed on a significant equity... Read Story

September 15, 2016, 07:10 AM

Envoy Capital Management, LLC (“Envoy”), an alternative asset manager, announced the recent launch of its debut vehicle. Envoy is a private capital investor primarily focused on providing debt and equity funding to independent sponsors, family... Read Story

September 07, 2016, 07:12 AM

Hearst Business Media and Fitch Group announced the formation of the Financial Venture Fund, focusing on investing in early-stage financial information, service and technology companies.The new fund will be led by former Managing Director for Bank of... Read Story

August 04, 2016, 07:09 AM

Greg Lingo, founder of Liquid Capital RVA, announced the opening of his firm, which specializes in alternative financing solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses.  Lingo sees the roadblocks that business owners in the Greater Richmond area... Read Story

August 03, 2016, 07:42 AM

Today, Gordon Brothers Group announced the expansion of its global footprint into Latin America with a strategic partnership with Planconsult, a leading Brazilian appraisal business. ABL Advisor caught up with Rafael Klotz, a Senior Managing Director... Read Story

June 15, 2016, 08:12 AM

Opus Bank announced the formation of its Media and Entertainment Banking division, which is responsible for providing capital financing and banking solutions to clients within the following industry sectors: television, music, digital media... Read Story

March 30, 2016, 07:40 AM

Monroe Capital announced that it has established a new business vertical, Specialty Finance Lending. Aaron Peck, Lee Stern and Kyle Asher will lead the origination efforts, based out of the firm’s Chicago and New York offices. “We are excited to... Read Story

March 23, 2016, 07:27 AM

Encina Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on specialized lending and leasing platforms, and an affiliate of certain funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree Investor”) announced that they have launched Encina Business... Read Story

March 15, 2016, 07:56 AM

A new Philadelphia based company (Conshohocken, PA) is changing the landscape for businesses in need of working capital. CapitalFront, LLC brings the credibility and stability of institutional lending to small- and middle-market businesses.Founded by... Read Story

February 29, 2016, 07:43 AM

B. Riley Financial, Inc. announced that Perry Mandarino has joined B. Riley & Co., LLC to form its newly created Restructuring Solutions team and will serve as Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Restructuring. Mandarino brings over 28... Read Story

February 23, 2016, 07:55 AM

White Oak Global Advisors, LLC announced that it has formed a new healthcare finance platform in partnership with Isaac Soleimani, former Chairman and CEO of Healthcare Finance Group, LLC.  Soleimani has joined White Oak as Managing Director and... Read Story

January 22, 2016, 08:07 AM

Wynnchurch Capital, a $2.3 billion middle market-private equity firm, today announced the formation of Wynnchurch Industries, LLC, a new platform company which has been established to invest in industrial materials companies. The new platform will be... Read Story

January 19, 2016, 07:53 AM

Great Rock Capital Partners (Great Rock), a Connecticut-based investment management firm, announced the launch of its lending platform that will provide asset-based and asset-backed loans for middle market companies whose financing needs are not... Read Story

December 16, 2015, 08:04 AM

Monroe Capital LLC announced that it has established a new business vertical, Retail and Consumer Products Asset Based Lending. In addition, Andy Moser and Marc Price have joined Monroe Capital to co-head this new finance practice group. Andy and... Read Story

November 04, 2015, 07:31 AM

Cowen Group, Inc. announced the formation of the Special Situations Group at Cowen and Company. Lorie Beers, who joins the firm as Managing Director and Head of Special Situations, will be supported by a talented team that includes Jeff Knopping, who... Read Story

September 10, 2015, 08:07 AM

Ally Corporate Finance, a unit of the Ally Bank subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc. that provides senior secured commercial-lending products to primarily U.S.-based, middle-market companies, today announced the formation of a team focused exclusively... Read Story

September 09, 2015, 08:01 AM

Bridge Bank announced it has launched a new banking group -- Equity Fund Resources -- which will serve as a centralized resource to Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) investment funds, their partners and portfolio companies. The new group... Read Story

September 09, 2015, 07:36 AM

Signature Bank announced the formation of a new wholly owned subsidiary, Signature Public Funding Corp.Signature Public Funding will provide a range of municipal finance and tax-exempt lending and leasing products to government entities throughout... Read Story

July 13, 2015, 07:44 AM

Heritage Global Inc, a leader in distressed and surplus corporate and financial asset valuations and transactions, announced the launch of Heritage Global Capital (“HGC”), its newly formed fixed asset financing services division. HGC complements and... Read Story

July 08, 2015, 07:41 AM

Ares Capital Corporation and Varagon Capital Partners announced that they are establishing a new joint venture that will make senior secured loans to middle-market companies. The new joint venture will be called the Senior Direct Lending Program... Read Story

June 18, 2015, 08:03 AM

Tiger Group’s Remarketing Services division has announced the creation of GearXpres, an auction marketplace dedicated to offering professional quality broadcast, film and A/V equipment under the direction of industry veteran Chris Thompson.GearXpres... Read Story

June 18, 2015, 07:16 AM

Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) is expanding its commercial loan services by providing asset-based lending, including accounts receivable and inventory financing. The credit union will provide small- and mid-size companies (manufacturers... Read Story

May 22, 2015, 08:08 AM

David DiPiero, president and CEO of FGI, announced the launch of FGI Equity to focus on making minority and majority investments in middle market growth companies. FGI Equity will invest in companies both domestically and globally through direct... Read Story

May 13, 2015, 08:07 AM

Modern Bank, N.A. announced that Michael C. Nedder has joined the bank as Managing Director and Head of Asset Finance.  He will be responsible for growing the new business lines of Equipment Finance and Asset Based Lending.  Asset Finance will be... Read Story

April 10, 2015, 07:16 AM

Stonebriar Commercial Finance LLC ("Stonebriar") announced the commencement of its operations with financial backing from Topeka, Kansas based Security Benefit Corporation ("Security Benefit").Stonebriar will provide financing solutions to a broad... Read Story

March 11, 2015, 07:25 AM

Mark R. Hahn announced the formation of Graphic Arts Advisors, LLC headquartered in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey with an additional office in Dallas, Texas.Graphic Arts Advisors, LLC is a boutique strategic financial advisory and consulting firm... Read Story

March 02, 2015, 07:26 AM

Long established in the energy industry with a history of successful transactions, SSG Capital Advisors has formed a new group dedicated to advising middle-market companies in this sector. This expanded, highly focused group will further support... Read Story

February 06, 2015, 08:08 AM

Dwight Capital, a leading real estate lender focused on financing multifamily and healthcare properties, announced that it has launched Dwight Funding, an asset-based lending group in partnership with Ben Brachot and Daniel Basloe.Brachot and Basloe... Read Story

February 04, 2015, 11:03 AM

The PrivateBank announced it has formed a new specialty group focused on technology companies and their venture capital investors and has hired industry veterans John Hoesley and Josh Roberts to drive this important industry vertical. Hoesley and... Read Story

November 20, 2014, 07:19 AM

BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation announced that it has completed a transaction with Gordon Brothers Group to launch Gordon Brothers Finance Company (“GBFC”). GBFC will be a majority-owned portfolio company of BlackRock Kelso, with Gordon Brothers... Read Story

November 03, 2014, 07:46 AM

To further expand its set of flexible capital solutions to growth companies, Bregal Sagemount announced today that it has launched a dedicated credit strategy.  In conjunction, Bregal Investments has increased its commitment to Bregal Sagemount I... Read Story

October 30, 2014, 08:09 AM

Armory Group, LLC announced it has launched Armory Securities, LLC, an investment bank which will specialize in advising, financing and restructuring middle market companies.  Eben Perison, a co-founder of Armory Group, will act as Chief Executive... Read Story

October 09, 2014, 08:00 AM

Kyle Waters and Andy Bower, two career banking and financial executives, today announced the formation of Loan Evaluation Services, LLC, which provides loan portfolio due diligence and independent loan portfolio review for community and regional... Read Story

October 09, 2014, 07:14 AM

Building upon Cowen and Company’s success in developing a debt capital markets effort focused on emerging growth companies, Cowen Group, Inc., parent company of Cowen and Company, announced that it has formed Cowen Finance, a commercial finance... Read Story

September 30, 2014, 07:49 AM

The Manchester Evening News (UK) announced that Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance will be headed John Bevan, who has 19 years’ experience within the invoice finance industry. Bevan has held positions at Royal Bank of Scotland and was head of trade... Read Story

September 29, 2014, 07:31 AM

RBS Citizens, the commercial banking division of Citizens Financial Group, announced the national launch of its Technology and Services banking group.The national rollout of the Technology and Services group comes as Citizens expands its broader... Read Story

September 12, 2014, 07:42 AM

Metis Commercial Finance, a specialized commercial finance company that provides loans to lower middle-market companies, announced its formation today.  Metis offers smaller borrowers a unique palette of financing structures including asset-based... Read Story

September 11, 2014, 07:28 AM

CenterOak Partners, LLC, a Dallas-based private equity firm focused on making control-oriented investments in middle-market companies, today formally announced its formation led by Randall Fojtasek, former Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of... Read Story

September 10, 2014, 07:18 AM

Evercore is expanding its investment banking capabilities in London through the formation of a new European dedicated debt advisory business. The business will be led by Swag Ganguly who joins the firm as a Senior Managing Director from Rothschild in... Read Story

July 30, 2014, 07:23 AM

Tom Greco, CEO of Hilco Valuation Services, announced the formation of Hilco Diligence Services (HDS). This new business practice will provide asset-based field examination and deal specific diligence services and analysis for lenders, financial... Read Story

June 25, 2014, 07:36 AM

Commercial lending expert Patrick McMullan has launched ALCS Capital to provide business owners with alternative sources for the capital they need to grow or run their businesses.   ALCS leverages McMullan's 25 years of industry experience and keen... Read Story

June 17, 2014, 07:14 AM

Varagon is an independent firm, backed by American International Group, Inc. and by certain partners and affiliates of Oak Hill Capital Management (Oak Hill), and launches with an initial $1.5 billion investment commitment from AIG.For investors... Read Story

June 12, 2014, 07:53 AM

Stephen R. Brown, President & CEO of Hudson Valley Bank, the operating subsidiary of Hudson Valley Holding Corp., has announced the launch of its asset-based lending group.  The newly formed unit, which will be led by a team of banking industry... Read Story

November 07, 2013, 08:04 AM

First Internet Bank of Indiana, a provider of online retail and business banking services nationwide, announced the expansion of its commercial lending capabilities through an asset-based lending line of business. Operating under the name First... Read Story

November 07, 2013, 07:39 AM

Maranon Capital, L.P. today announced a final close of Maranon Senior Credit Fund II at its target level of $330 million. Leverage was provided via a credit facility arranged and agented by SunTrust Bank. “The successful close of Senior Credit Fund... Read Story

October 31, 2013, 07:47 AM

Vopne Capital, a San Francisco-based private investment firm, announced the launch of its first fund, Vopne Capital Fund I, with $20 million of equity capital. Vopne Capital is focused on acquisitions, recapitalizations and financings of companies in... Read Story

October 31, 2013, 07:30 AM

Mackinac Financial Corporation announced today the formation of Mackinac Commercial Credit (MCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the holding company. MCC will provide working capital to small- to medium-sized companies through a variety of alternative... Read Story

September 23, 2013, 08:01 AM

Interlink Capital Strategies and RedRidge Finance Group announced the capitalization of a new lending joint venture -- ExWorks Capital, LLC -- which will offer export trade financing solutions to underserved U.S. exporters and qualified international... Read Story

September 23, 2013, 07:27 AM

Fort Lauderdale-based private equity firm IBS Investment Bank a division of Institutional Banking Services, N.A. CORP (IBS, N.A.) today announced their $25MM agreement to form a strategic partnership with accounts receivable financier and servicer... Read Story

September 20, 2013, 07:44 AM

Signature Bank announced the formation of a new asset-based lending group, marking the bank’s entry into this specialized area.Leading the four-person team, which will be based at the Bank’s headquarters at 565 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, NY, is... Read Story

September 19, 2013, 08:02 AM

Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C. announced that John D. Crawford, CPA has joined the firm as principal to build and manage a new practice unit out of the New York tri-state area.  Crawford will be responsible for developing the newly established Transaction... Read Story

September 11, 2013, 07:59 AM

Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors, announced today the acquisition of Appraisal Systems, Inc., (ASI) a widely recognized... Read Story

September 10, 2013, 07:19 AM

F.N.B. Corporation announced the successful launch of F.N.B. Capital Partners, LP (FNBCP), a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  FNBCP will engage in mezzanine financing and private... Read Story

September 06, 2013, 07:27 AM

National Business Capital (NBC) introduced specialized financial services to benefit business owners in the automotive service industry. These services include a business credit line and equipment financing as well as small business loans with longer... Read Story

August 29, 2013, 08:00 AM

Fifth Street Finance Corp. announced the formation of a new portfolio company in the aircraft leasing sector, First Star Aviation LLC. Pradeep Hathiramani, former Principal and Sector Head of Transportation at KKR Asset Management LLC ("KKR"), will... Read Story

August 15, 2013, 07:23 AM

Fifth Street Management LLC ("Fifth Street") announced its entry into venture lending through Fifth Street Technology Partners. The new group will be led by Michael David, former Co-Head and Managing Director of ORIX Venture Finance LLC and a 20-year... Read Story

August 06, 2013, 07:21 AM

AloStar Business Credit has announced the launch of its Lender Finance Division, and named Wells Fargo and GE Commercial Finance veteran Luke Graham managing director.  Graham will spearhead a team of AloStar professionals – John David Gettmann... Read Story

July 18, 2013, 08:06 AM

Michael Keefe, chief executive officer of Hilco Merchant Resources, (HMR) announced the launch of Hilco Wholesale solutions, LLC (HWS) to provide structured disposition services for underperforming and excess consumer products inventory. Marc Caplan... Read Story

June 14, 2013, 08:04 AM

Babson Capital Management, a global investment management firm with over $180 billion in assets under management, announced the formation of Babson Capital Finance (BCF) as an operating subsidiary that will provide financing to middle-market... Read Story

May 15, 2013, 08:03 AM

National Bank Holdings announced it has formed a new specialty finance division, NBH Capital Finance. Chris Randall, previously the founder and Head of specialty lending business, CoBiz Structured Finance in Denver, will lead the group. Headquartered... Read Story

May 09, 2013, 08:07 AM

BofI Holding, Inc., parent of BofI Federal Bank, today announced the addition of a HealthCare Finance specialization in its Commercial & Industrial Lending division.  BofI’s specialized healthcare lending platform focuses on providing financing... Read Story

April 24, 2013, 08:03 AM