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NXT Capital Launches Direct Originations Team

August 05, 2013, 10:38 AM

NXT Capital announced that its Corporate Finance Group has formed a direct originations team focused on sourcing senior secured, stretch, unitranche and 2nd lien cash flow solutions for non-sponsored middle market companies across the United States.

The direct team adds another important origination channel for NXT Capital’s Corporate Finance Group, a leading provider of structured financing to private equity-backed companies. The new team greatly enhances NXT Capital’s ability to support and expand relationships with investment banks, intermediaries, advisors and other parties that serve the middle market.

The team will be led by Richard Rodgers, an industry veteran with more than 28 years of experience. Rodgers was most recently a managing director of the Central Region for GE Capital’s Corporate Lending Group, where he managed originations over a ten-state territory.

“We’re excited to have such an experienced professional join NXT Capital and lead the Direct Originations Team,” said John Finnerty, group head, Corporate Finance. “Rich’s expertise will help us offer non-sponsored companies the speed, reliability, creative structures and significant hold sizes for which NXT Capital is known.”

NXT Capital’s Direct Originations Team will serve middle market companies with stable cash flows, experienced management teams and $5 million to $75 million of EBITDA. NXT Capital underwrites transactions up to $150 million in size with a hold of up to $50 million.

“NXT Capital is an outstanding company with a well established reputation for client focus, flexibility and reliability,” said Rodgers. “I’m excited about building a team that will expand NXT’s origination platform and deliver creative financing solutions to a broader cross-section of middle market companies nationwide.”

NXT Capital provides structured financing solutions to middle-market and emerging growth companies, as well as real estate investors, through its Corporate Finance, Healthcare, Equipment Finance, Venture Finance and Real Estate Finance groups. Based in Chicago with offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, NXT Capital targets senior financing opportunities up to $150 million with a hold size up to $50 million.

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