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As businesses recover in 2021, there is an opportunity for the asset-based lending community to re-address the way they appraise, evaluate, monitor and make credit decisions. Read Full Article
July 22, 2021, 05:00 AM


Christopher O’Connor, President, Second Avenue Capital Partners provides his observations on the retail sector – from the perspectives of both the lender and the borrower and discusses the future of retail as we enter a revitalized economy. Read Full Article
June 30, 2021, 07:00 AM


Steve Emerson, Partner with Dry Creek Capital Partners, discusses the various levels of distress in the commercial real estate market and how CRE will be impacted by the new economic phase we are entering as the country reopens. Read Full Article
June 16, 2021, 12:00 AM


Ken Mann, Managing Director of SC&H Capital provides his first-hand insights into the distressed M&A environment over the past year and what commercial finance professionals can expect in a post-COVID economy. Read Full Article
May 11, 2021, 08:00 PM


Lisa Nowak, Lead Product Manager with IDS | Secured Finance Technology provides salient advice to commercial finance leaders considering a migration to a SaaS solution and dispels many misconceptions related to a SaaS integration. Read Full Article
April 29, 2021, 07:00 AM


Andre Hakkak, Co-Founder and CEO of White Oak Global Advisors shares his insights into the private credit market and the growing role institutional investors are playing in this market. Read Full Article
April 13, 2021, 08:00 PM


Eldon Richards, Chief Technology Officer of IDS | Secured Finance Technology discusses how the adoption of rapid advancements in technology can empower agility in the asset-based lending industry and positively impact the customer experience. Read Full Article
March 28, 2021, 02:00 PM


George Souri, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LQD Business Finance, a tech-enabled business lender that is developing a Bitcoin lending platform, explains how the use of Blockchain in the business lending process will increase both efficiency... Read Full Article
March 22, 2021, 10:00 PM


Suzanne Bury, President and CEO, 1STWEST Background Due Diligence LLC, describes the challenges of completing comprehensive background investigations and the unequalled value of engaging an experienced risk analyst in a time when big data in so... Read Full Article
March 10, 2021, 08:00 AM


Greg Eck and Bill Stapel, co-leaders of Fifth Third Business Asset Based Lending Group describe their outlook for the middle market as new leaders of one of the largest asset-based lenders in the U.S. Read Full Article
February 23, 2021, 07:00 AM


The prospect of fraud against lenders participating in the PPP – and, ultimately, against the U.S. government, which guarantees those loans – is of great interest to lenders, and with good reason. Are your borrowers prepared if the SBA knocks at the... Read Full Article
February 10, 2021, 05:00 AM


Jay Stone, Chief Executive Officer, Hilco Receivables provides his insights into the issues currently being experienced in the lending market when utilizing receivables as collateral. Read Full Article
February 03, 2021, 11:00 AM


Doug Winget, President, Huntington Business Credit discusses the recent expansion of its asset-based lending team to the west coast with the opening of three new asset-based lending offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, OR and the... Read Full Article
December 15, 2020, 11:00 PM


Edward King, Founder/Managing Partner, King Trade Capital provides first-hand insights into today’s Purchase Order finance market, and the impact of disruptions in the supply chain on the commercial finance industry. Read Full Article
November 30, 2020, 07:00 PM


J. Scott Victor, Founding Partner/Managing Director, SSG Capital Advisors discusses the current state of the middle market from the perspective of an independent boutique investment bank specializing in special situations, and provides a deeper dive... Read Full Article
November 10, 2020, 11:00 PM


Michael Friedman, CEO, Hilco IP Merchant Banking discusses the state of the Intellectual Property investment market, and why it is critical to possess deep knowledge of the factors that impact IP asset valuations in this highly specialized focus of... Read Full Article
October 25, 2020, 09:00 PM


Tim Stute, Managing Director, Head of Specialty Finance, Hovde Group discusses the current state of the M&A market for commercial lenders and provides an intriguing outlook for the future of M&A in the finance community. Read Full Article
October 05, 2020, 10:00 PM


Mike Sharkey, President, Fifth Third Business Capital reflects on his career establishing and managing numerous highly successful ABL business and describes his thoughts on the keys to success. Read Full Article
September 21, 2020, 08:00 PM


Jim Loughlin, National Practice Leader/Managing Director, Business Restructuring & Turnaround Services for BDO discusses the challenges lenders, borrowers and restructuring professionals must consider when engaging in a turnaround situation during... Read Full Article
September 05, 2020, 09:00 PM


Structured sales can offer lenders protections that are particularly important in today’s volatile real estate marketplace. Read Full Article
August 24, 2020, 05:00 AM


Laurie A. Martin Montplaisir, Attorney, Robbins, Solomon & Patt, Ltd. discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the bankruptcy process and how factors and asset-based lenders need to be prepared for the challenges this unique environment... Read Full Article
August 19, 2020, 06:00 PM


Doug Winget, President, Huntington Business Credit discusses the unique challenges the economy is presenting middle-market borrowers and asset-based lenders. Winget also discusses the importance of providing ABL products for the bank’s non-ABL... Read Full Article
July 23, 2020, 04:00 PM


Kathleen Lepak, Asset Based Lending Business Director, People’s United Business Capital discusses the challenges faced by credit underwriting and portfolio management teams in the COVID-19 environment, how the lender finance unit of People’s has been... Read Full Article
July 13, 2020, 06:00 PM


Michael Haddad, President, Capital Finance, Sterling National Bank discusses how new approaches to working with middle-market borrowers remotely can strengthen the lender/borrower relationship, the impact the crisis has had on credit underwriting... Read Full Article
June 29, 2020, 01:00 PM


Ken Frieze, CEO, Gordon Brothers provides his insights into the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on asset-based lenders and his outlook for the economy over the next year. Read Full Article
June 09, 2020, 06:00 PM


Robert Katz, Managing Director, EisnerAmper discusses the benefits and potential risks for borrowers participating in the Paycheck Protection Program. Summary for Video Landing Page: Read Full Article
May 19, 2020, 11:00 PM


In this second installment of a two-part interview with Ted Koenig, President and CEO of Monroe Capital, Ted discusses how in challenging economic times, certain lenders can "play offense" by getting involved in opportunistic lending. Read Full Article
May 10, 2020, 11:00 PM


While no one could forecast the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, non-bank asset-based lenders are poised for action when the ABL market unfreezes. Read Full Article
May 04, 2020, 07:00 AM


In this first installment of a two-part interview with Ted Koenig, President and CEO of Monroe Capital, Ted provides his insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting lending markets. Read Full Article
April 28, 2020, 08:00 AM


As we begin a new year, Nancy Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of ABLSoft, takes a look ahead at the forces that will shape the asset-based lending industry over the next decade. Read Full Article
January 23, 2020, 05:00 AM


Mark Seigel, President of Veritas Financial Partners, recalls the words of Citigroup’s Chuck Prince as he writes about credit cycles and why direct lending platforms must find ways to stay active throughout the cycles. Read Full Article
August 01, 2019, 07:00 AM


Ted Koenig, President & CEO of Monroe Capital LLC, writes that while they remain bullish about the balance of the year, competition in the private debt space warrants caution at this point in the cycle. Read Full Article
June 20, 2019, 06:00 AM


Super G Capital’s Charlie Perer discusses how BDCs and private credit funds are transforming the ABL industry at every level. Read Full Article
January 07, 2019, 07:00 AM


Veritas Financial Partners’ Mark Seigel and Jerrold Clinton explore the changing ABL environment and address the question of who will be the be the winners and losers in the battle for market share. Read Full Article
December 17, 2018, 07:00 AM


Charlie Perer, of Super G Capital, explains why and how more large banks are turning to asset-based lending units to fill potential gaps in their lending protocols. Read Full Article
October 26, 2018, 07:00 AM


Stephanie Perry, of Capital One Sponsor Finance, explains the lure of the middle market for the private equity sector, and why traditional lenders can be crucial partners. Read Full Article
July 26, 2018, 07:00 AM


The lending ecosystem has expanded considerably since the Great Recession, writes Joseph Weissglass, of the newly formed Configure Partners, and credit markets just may be on the verge of another major shakeup. Read Full Article
November 07, 2017, 07:00 AM


John Hagist of Loeb discusses what commercial lenders can learn from watching trends in new and used industrial machinery sales. Read Full Article
October 30, 2017, 07:00 AM


Super G’s Charlie Perer, on why transferring assets rather than exiting them is the new cure for lender fatigue. Read Full Article
July 10, 2017, 07:00 AM


Monroe Capital’s Founder and CEO Ted Koenig offers his insights into the impact the new administration and evolving global trade will have on the credit environment. Read Full Article
January 04, 2017, 07:00 AM


ABL Advisor spends some time with MB Business Capital Group President Bruce Sprenger who shares his view on the dynamics of what he deems to be a hypercompetitive "piranha" environment... Read Full Article
July 06, 2016, 07:00 AM


As the year comes quickly to a close, the staff of ABL Advisor takes this occasion to present the articles offered in 2015 that captured our readers’ interest the most. Read Full Article
December 22, 2015, 07:00 AM


Since the financial crisis, both the size and influence of the nonbank financial institution sector has grown steadily. Today, nonbank financial institutions account for a substantial portion of lending in numerous sectors. Read Full Article
November 23, 2015, 07:00 AM


Wholesale lending to specialty finance companies is slightly more complicated than transactions backed by hard assets, and requires a more sophisticated approach to risk management. Read Full Article
July 20, 2015, 07:00 AM


U.S. market prices for metals have experienced a continuing decline since September 2014 due to tepid domestic demand, a strong U.S. dollar, plunging crude oil prices, and increasing imports. Read Full Article
April 27, 2015, 07:00 AM


Like the gunslingers of the Old West, the merchant cash advance companies have entered factoring and are making up new rules as they go along. Read Full Article
March 03, 2015, 07:00 AM


The recent precipitous decline and current price of oil have already sent shock waves through the economy. The financial services sector must prepare portfolios for the uncertainty of such historically low prices. Read Full Article
January 06, 2015, 07:00 AM


Since this is the time of year in which each of us historically looks back and reflects on the happenings of the last twelve months, the staff of ABL Advisor takes this occasion to do the same. Read Full Article
December 16, 2014, 07:00 AM


The market for hiring key talent in the asset-based lending space is shifting, and the paradigm for recruiting has changed with it. Read Full Article
October 15, 2014, 07:00 AM


Luke Snyder of Gavin/Solmonese touches on five trends emerging in the middle market asset-based lending landscape. Read Full Article
May 21, 2014, 07:00 AM


As Tim Stute sees it, things are in place for commercial finance companies to raise senior and junior capital from banks and institutional investors. Read Full Article
March 04, 2014, 07:00 AM


Today, ABLs continue to grow more comfortable with loan structures that include IP in the borrowing base ... a trend that is expected to continue. Read Full Article
February 18, 2014, 07:00 AM


When news hit in late 2013 that U-Haul had closed on $100 million in funded corporate debt with a unique pool of lenders, it caught the eye of many. Read Full Article
January 07, 2014, 07:00 AM


Since this is the time of year in which each of us historically looks back and reflects on the happenings of the last twelve months, the staff of ABL Advisor takes this occasion to do the same. Read Full Article
December 18, 2013, 07:00 AM


These days, you can’t read an industry publication without coming across an article that comments on today’s "amped up" competition... Read Full Article
November 13, 2013, 06:50 AM


Christopher Gentry at Monroe Credit Advisors asks: What ever happened to the the stalwarts of the ABL business, the likes of Congress, LaSalle, Foothill, Sanwa and Commercial Credit? Read Full Article
September 11, 2013, 07:00 AM