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Clearbanc, the world's largest e-commerce investor and funding platform, and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, today announced a new partnership to accelerate the growth of US-based... Read Story

December 08, 2020, 09:00 AM

Black Olive Capital LLC announced the launch of its intelligent inventory and purchase order lending platform. Black Olive’s mission is to provide fast and easy inventory and purchase order financing to underserved small-to-medium sized businesses... Read Story

November 30, 2020, 09:12 AM

Brian Slipka, a Twin Cities, MN-based entrepreneur and former Senior Vice President and Head of TCF Technology Finance at TCF Capital Solutions/Winthrop Resources Corporation, a division of TCF Bank, along with Shea Huston, former Regional Vice... Read Story

November 04, 2020, 08:59 AM

Hovde Group (Hovde), a leading full service investment bank and broker dealer that provides investment banking, capital markets, equity research, and sales and trading services focused on the financial services sector, today announced that it has... Read Story

October 14, 2020, 09:15 AM

FrontWell Capital Partners announced its launch as a private credit fund focused on providing transitionary senior debt financing to middle-market companies in the United States and Canada. FrontWell will begin operations immediately with committed... Read Story

September 21, 2020, 09:10 AM

Truist Financial Corporation announced the launch of Truist Ventures, a corporate venture capital division created by integrating investments in technology companies from the heritage SunTrust brand with BB&T Ventures. The firm, which also is... Read Story

September 17, 2020, 08:00 AM

Capex Funding NYC, LLC (Capex), a boutique capital markets firm, has announced the public launch of Capex Funding NYC, LLC. Capex is led by three founders; James Prendamano, Rob Nixon, and Peter Krasniqi. James is currently the CEO of Casandra... Read Story

August 12, 2020, 09:05 AM

Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has announced the hiring of Rick Kozole as Managing Director. Based in Detroit, Mr. Kozole will serve as the leader of the firm’s North American Automotive and Industrials Group. Mr.... Read Story

August 05, 2020, 09:00 AM

Accounts receivable finance company Commercial Funding Inc. has entered the asset based lending (ABL) market by offering asset based loans for small to mid-market B2B companies.A national provider of invoice factoring and accounts receivable... Read Story

August 04, 2020, 09:00 AM

Anticipating a spike in COVID-related commercial bankruptcies, BH Properties has launched a debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) initiative and has set aside $200 million in initial funding to finance and acquire troubled middle market real estate assets in... Read Story

July 21, 2020, 09:10 AM

Travelers Financial Group announced the launch of Travelers Restructuring Capital (TRC), a transitional capital initiative designed to support small and mid-market businesses that operate in asset-intensive industries.TRC works closely with companies... Read Story

July 16, 2020, 08:55 AM

Brasa Capital Management has announced the closing of its first credit vehicle, Brasa Credit I, LP (“Brasa Credit). Brasa Credit will now allow Brasa to provide both debt and equity on commercial real estate transactions up to $100 million on behalf... Read Story

July 08, 2020, 08:00 AM

Deutsche Bank and Google Cloud have agreed to join forces and form a strategic partnership that aims to redefine how the bank develops and offers its financial services. The partnership is unique in that it will not only deliver cutting edge cloud... Read Story

July 07, 2020, 09:05 AM

Apollo Global Management, Inc. (APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries) announced the formation of Apollo Strategic Origination Partners. The new origination platform is expected to provide approximately $12 billion in financings over the... Read Story

July 07, 2020, 09:03 AM

Yieldstreet, the digital wealth management platform, announced continued growth today with the launch of a new asset class vertical, Private Business Credit. The new vertical becomes Yieldstreet’s fifth asset class, along with its Real Estate, Legal... Read Story

June 24, 2020, 09:00 AM

CohnReznick LLP, an advisory, assurance, and tax firm with a New Jersey office in Roseland, announced the formation of its Transactions & Turnaround Advisory practice, integrating the firm’s transactional, restructuring and dispute resolution... Read Story

May 15, 2020, 09:21 AM

A&G Real Estate Partners announced the creation of a Structured Investment Sales Division, recruiting a four-person team led by industry veteran Jeff Hubbard that collectively brings 80-plus years of experience in structured turnkey dispositions of... Read Story

May 07, 2020, 09:10 AM

David Walsh, Managing Partner of FON Advisors, LLC, announced the formation of FON Corporate Finance, LLC. With an initial focus on the Aerospace, Defense & Government Industry ("ADG"), this new entity will provide professional, strategic, and... Read Story

April 17, 2020, 09:00 AM

California Bank of Commerce (CBC) announced the launch of its Sponsor Finance Lending Division, led by well-known dealmaker Larry LaCroix.The division works closely with private equity firms (including Search Funds) and direct lenders to provide cash... Read Story

April 06, 2020, 09:25 AM

Joel Flig, a 40 year veteran of the commercial finance industry has formed Mountainside Capital. Mountainside Capital will provide direct funding to companies creating the right capital solutions for their businesses offering receivables financing... Read Story

January 27, 2020, 09:00 AM

Jeffrey B. Hecktman, Founder and CEO of Hilco Global, announced  a new joint venture partnership with Macquarie Specialised and Asset Finance to launch an extensive online auction and marketplace business headquartered in Australia. The new OPCO... Read Story

December 12, 2019, 09:00 AM

Sterling Bancorp, whose principal subsidiary is Sterling National Bank, announced that it has added veteran technology bankers John Hoesley and Josh Roberts to lead its newly created Innovation Finance Group.The Innovation Finance Group will focus on... Read Story

November 18, 2019, 09:00 AM

Wingspire Capital Holdings announced its official launch as an independent diversified direct lender focused on providing asset-based loans (ABL) and related senior secured loans to U.S.-based middle market borrowers.Based in Atlanta, Wingspire... Read Story

November 06, 2019, 09:00 AM

Everglades Equity, LLC, a Miami-based private equity firm, announced its formation today. Everglades is led by Managing Partner Brett Craig, a veteran of the private equity industry.Everglades will make majority equity investments in North American... Read Story

October 16, 2019, 08:40 AM

Sagamore Hill Partners LLC, a real estate investment firm born out of a strategic partnership with the leading independent retail leasing and management company in the region, announced its launch today. Led by Partner and Chief Investment Officer... Read Story

October 03, 2019, 08:55 AM

Synovus Bank announced the launch of a new Specialty Finance Division, focused on providing debt capital financing and commercial banking solutions to fund companies operating in niche asset classes. The division includes the addition of a structured... Read Story

September 09, 2019, 09:00 AM

Siena Lending Group, (Siena), a leading asset-based lending company, announced the expansion of its national commercial lending capabilities with the launch of Siena Healthcare Finance. This new division of Siena will provide a broad range of... Read Story

September 05, 2019, 09:00 AM

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) announced today that Fifth Third Securities Inc. has hired Timothy Beach, Ari Citrin and Oliver Janssen as managing directors to lead its new Renewable Energy Investment Banking Group.“The creation of a dedicated group to... Read Story

August 15, 2019, 09:05 AM

Stifel Financial Corp. announced the successful launch of a venture banking and lending business, dedicated to providing debt capital financing and commercial banking solutions to growth companies and their backers. A group of industry veterans led... Read Story

July 22, 2019, 09:00 AM

Cohere Capital, founded by former executives from H.I.G. Capital and Gauge Capital, has launched in Boston. The firm will seek to take majority stakes in technology-enabled business and healthcare services companies.Cohere Capital was co-founded by... Read Story

June 06, 2019, 09:00 AM

Finance industry veterans Daniel O’Rourke and James Cullen have partnered with Blackburn Investment Management to launch Burnley Capital. The lower middle-market asset-based lending platform supports businesses that seek funding for their operations... Read Story

May 10, 2019, 09:10 AM

Stonyrock Partners LP (Stonyrock), led by Managing Partner Craig Schortzmann and Partner Sean Gallary, and Leucadia Asset Management (LAM), a division of Jefferies Financial Group Inc., announced a strategic partnership to raise a permanent capital... Read Story

April 24, 2019, 09:15 AM

Signature Bank announced it has formed a national Venture Banking Group to focus on serving venture capital firms and the portfolio companies in which they invest.The 24-person Signature Bank Venture Banking Group, with veteran banking teams located... Read Story

April 15, 2019, 09:12 AM

White Oak Healthcare Finance, LLC announced it will broaden its product offering and enter the healthcare real estate investment market.  White Oak hired Jeff Erhardt, Paul Nevala, Mike Treiber and John Brussard to build out the vehicle, which will... Read Story

March 20, 2019, 08:55 AM

Utica Leaseco, a provider of customized asset-based equipment financing solutions, announced the formation of an affiliate company, Utica Equipment Finance. The new entity will offer equipment-based term loans and leases to companies throughout North... Read Story

March 20, 2019, 08:45 AM

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) announced its global Healthcare Banking franchise has expanded to include a U.S. Middle Market group. The development of a Middle Market business is a natural extension of MUFG's successful global... Read Story

March 12, 2019, 08:43 AM

Super G Capital, LLC announced that it has spun out its cash flow, technology, and special situations lending division to create a pure-play, lower middle market specialty finance company – SG Credit Partners, Inc. (SG Credit Partners).  SG Credit... Read Story

March 04, 2019, 08:01 AM

U.S. Bancorp announced the launch of its new Asset Backed Securitization Lending business, providing non-recourse commitments secured by consumer and commercial receivables. With this new capability, U.S. Bancorp leverages its direct corporate... Read Story

January 25, 2019, 08:01 AM

OnDeck announced it will begin offering equipment finance loans to select U.S. small businesses next year, bringing its technology and digital lending expertise to what has traditionally been a slow-moving, opaque and complicated process."With more... Read Story

December 19, 2018, 07:06 AM

Investcorp, a manager of alternative investments, announced the launch of its Strategic Capital Partners strategy, which will focus on minority equity investments in mid-sized alternative asset managers. To guide the Strategic Capital Partners... Read Story

November 21, 2018, 07:42 AM

JPMorgan Chase’s Commercial Bank announced the launch of the Franchise and Restaurant Group within its Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries (MMBSI) business and appointed Michael Pura, a seasoned banker, to lead the effort. The Franchise... Read Story

November 13, 2018, 08:01 AM

Signature Bank, a New York-based full-service commercial bank, announced the establishment of its new Fund Banking Division, dedicated to providing financing and banking services to the private equity industry. Signature Bank’s new Fund Banking... Read Story

October 17, 2018, 07:18 AM

Fairway America, an authority on Small Balance Real Estate (SBRE) expands into commercial mortgage banking with the creation of a new company, Fairway America Commercial Finance, LLC (FACF). Trent Brown has been selected to run FACF to coordinate all... Read Story

October 12, 2018, 08:00 AM

Santander Bank announced the formation of its direct private investment practice and has named industry expert Michael Anthony to head the group. The practice connects Santander’s Commercial Banking customers with potential family office partners who... Read Story

October 08, 2018, 08:00 AM

HSBC Bank announced the launch of a new service designed to give customers greater control over their business and personal finance needs. The first service of its kind for HSBC in the US, HSBC Fusion is designed to facilitate account management for... Read Story

October 03, 2018, 07:07 AM

Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. announced the launch of Cerberus Technology Solutions (Cerberus Technology), a new operating subsidiary that will lead technology transformations and modernizations across Cerberus’ global portfolio and facilitate... Read Story

September 28, 2018, 08:01 AM

JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking announced the launch of the Emerging Growth industry group within Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries (MMBSI) and appointed Alton McDowell, a veteran banker, to lead the effort. The industry group is an... Read Story

September 20, 2018, 07:35 AM

BMO Capital Markets launched a U.S. Power, Utilities and Infrastructure (PU&I) Investment and Corporate Banking group.The senior members of the new group will be Paul McNutt as head of PU&I, Andrew Rosenbaum as managing director in PU&I and Andriy... Read Story

August 23, 2018, 06:30 AM

Sunflower Bank announces that it has created a new Structured Finance Group to provide relationship-focused asset based lending (ABL) and leveraged finance services to lower middle market companies and private equity investors. TJ Kern, Structured... Read Story

August 10, 2018, 07:19 AM

Sierra Income Corporation, Medley Capital Corporation, and Medley Management Inc. will merge with and into Sierra, with Sierra as the surviving company. Simultaneously, Sierra will acquire MDLY, and MDLY’s existing asset management business will... Read Story

August 10, 2018, 07:13 AM

Houlihan Lokey announced the formation of HL Finance, LLC (HL Finance) to arrange senior secured leveraged loans for financial sponsor-backed, privately-held, and public corporate entities.HL Finance will act as arranger on syndicated loan... Read Story

July 23, 2018, 08:01 AM

Bank Leumi USA announced that it has hired Mark Fagnani to head its new Asset-Based Lending (ABL) business, which will be based in its New York headquarters. In this role, Fagnani will be responsible for leading the establishment and growth of this... Read Story

July 17, 2018, 07:10 AM

Starbanco Business Finance announced that it has begun expansion of its Commercial Lending platform. The Denver based commercial lender has begun the recruitment process to fill several key roles in the soon to be open offices located in Chicago... Read Story

July 13, 2018, 08:00 AM

ZRG Partners announced the formation of its Blockchain Practice. The practice will be led by Rahul Kapur, Managing Director and will help Financial Services, Fintech, Healthcare clients as well as those in emerging blockchain-centric industries meet... Read Story

July 13, 2018, 07:14 AM

Live Oak Bank announced it has officially launched a new lending division focused on financing for the franchise restaurant industry. The vertical marks Live Oak’s 18th industry specific lending division and will include all franchise businesses from... Read Story

May 24, 2018, 08:00 AM

Houlihan Lokey, Inc.,, a global investment bank, announced that it has acquired BearTooth Advisors (BearTooth), an independent advisory firm providing strategic advisory and placement agency services to alternative investment managers. The... Read Story

May 22, 2018, 08:01 AM

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) announces the formal establishment of its A&M Global Transaction Analytics (GTA) service offering. Led globally by Steven Lee, an A&M Managing Director with the Global Transaction Advisory Group, GTA will focus on the... Read Story

May 03, 2018, 07:00 AM

Angel Oak Companies announced the launch of Angel Oak Commercial Lending, LLC, which will provide financing to commercial real estate owners, developers and investors. The newly instituted group marks the next evolutionary step for Angel Oak... Read Story

April 26, 2018, 08:06 AM

Second Avenue Capital Partners, LLC, announced its formation as a new lending platform specializing in asset-based loans for the broader retail and consumer product industry. Established by SB360 Holdings, Second Avenue is a Schottenstein Affiliate.... Read Story

April 17, 2018, 07:41 AM

White Oak Global Advisors, LLC on behalf of its institutional clients, announced that it has partnered with C2FO, the world’s largest market for working capital, to offer new and innovative receivable financing options to C2FO’s extensive network of... Read Story

April 13, 2018, 07:09 AM

NKF Capital Markets is pleased to announce that Executive Managing Directors Mike Doyle, Dave Cederlund, and Jamie Wolfe, along with Senior Financial Analyst Chris Minor, have joined the firm’s Boston office, forming the Corporate Capital Markets... Read Story

April 06, 2018, 08:01 AM

Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, StepStone Group LP, a global private markets solutions provider, and Citizens Bank, an originator of middle-market loans, have collaborated in the launching of AC Loan... Read Story

March 30, 2018, 07:45 AM

First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced the launch of its Corporate Banking offering along with several appointments and... Read Story

March 21, 2018, 07:20 AM

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced that it has formed Walker & Dunlop Structured Finance, a dedicated team of specialists that will focus on sourcing and placing structured finance capital for real estate sponsors throughout the United States.  The new... Read Story

March 09, 2018, 07:13 AM

Madava Financial, a private, energy-focused finance company, announced its official launch along with news of its first transaction. Madava is led by chairman Robb Turner and president Mark Green, both successful energy finance professionals. Madava... Read Story

March 06, 2018, 08:01 AM

Piper Jaffray Companies, an investment bank and asset management firm, announced that it has formed Piper Jaffray Finance, LLC, a wholly owned lending subsidiary that will provide committed debt facilities for middle-market clients based in North... Read Story

February 16, 2018, 08:00 AM

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the leading helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, has closed its inaugural capital markets term loan financing, with a value in excess of $55 million.The private, senior secured tranches... Read Story

February 13, 2018, 07:12 AM

Monroe Capital LLC announced it has established an Independent Sponsor Finance vertical.  Brad Bernstein, Chris Larson and Zia Uddin will lead the vertical, based out of the firm’s Chicago office. Bernstein, Larson and Uddin have an average of over... Read Story

January 30, 2018, 07:12 AM

White Oak Global Advisors, LLC announced it completed a $550 million transaction with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) to buy and immediately lease back 20 wide body aircraft engines. To facilitate this transaction, and to strengthen and grow... Read Story

January 19, 2018, 07:21 AM

Hunter Street Partners has officially launched as a new Minneapolis-based alternative investment management firm that will provide capital solutions to operating partner teams and lower middle market companies across corporate finance, real estate... Read Story

January 15, 2018, 07:00 AM

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group  announced it has raised more than $800 million for the Carlyle Structured Credit Fund (CSC). The fund will invest in Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) backed by U.S. and European senior secured... Read Story

January 04, 2018, 07:20 AM

Ares Management, L.P. announced that it has held the final close for its junior capital direct lending fund, Ares Private Credit Solutions. The Fund held its final closing with $3.4 billion of total commitments, which exceeded the initial fundraising... Read Story

December 21, 2017, 07:22 AM

Access National Bank announced that Roy L. Giese has joined Access National Bank as a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Lending division. Giese will be concentrating on Automotive Dealership Banking. Giese is a tenured automotive dealership... Read Story

December 21, 2017, 07:00 AM

Waterfall Asset Management, an alternative asset management firm, announced the hiring of Gene Weil and John Nelligan to launch and oversee the creation of a new financial services/specialty finance focused private equity platform, which will operate... Read Story

December 15, 2017, 07:30 AM

FS Investments, an alternative investment manager, and KKR, a global investment firm, announced that they have entered into an agreement to create the largest business development company (BDC) platform, with $18 billion in combined assets under... Read Story

December 11, 2017, 08:00 AM

GA Telesis, LLC announces the launch of its Leveraged Finance Group to provide secured aircraft financing for lessors, investors, and airlines. GAT has appointed David Lloyd and Nolan Heske as Managing Directors of LFG to pursue the development... Read Story

December 11, 2017, 07:39 AM

Chris Stanley has joined Atlantic Capital Bank as Vice President of Fintech Industry Banking, to lead Atlantic Capital’s Fintech Banking practice. Expanding on a successful payments industry line of business, the new fintech banking practice will... Read Story

December 06, 2017, 08:00 AM

Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation announced the formation of Umpqua Capital Markets to support middle-market businesses focused on strategic growth and M&A opportunities. The bank has hired industry veteran Chad Riddle, former... Read Story

December 01, 2017, 07:40 AM

White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC (WOCF), a provider of lending services to the middle-market, announced that it has launched a new asset-based lending offering designed for the staffing sector.WOCF has been providing working capital financing... Read Story

November 28, 2017, 08:01 AM

Oaktree Capital Group, LLC announced that Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.  has closed its asset purchase agreement pursuant to which Oaktree has become the new investment adviser to two business development companies (BDCs): Oaktree Specialty... Read Story

October 19, 2017, 07:09 AM

Wells Fargo Corporate Banking, part of Wells Fargo & Company, has formed the Hotel Franchise Finance division to provide real estate financing to multi-unit owners and operators of franchised hotels in the select-service and extended-stay segments.... Read Story

October 17, 2017, 07:25 AM

Investment bankers Jay C. Jacquin, James S. Hadfield and Joseph A. Weissglass are pleased to announce the launch of Configure Partners LLC, an investment bank and financial advisory firm specializing in financing transactions, balance sheet solutions... Read Story

October 11, 2017, 07:45 AM

Hovde Group, a full service investment bank and broker dealer that provides investment banking, capital markets, equity research, and sales and trading services focused on the financial services sector, announced that it has formed a new practice to... Read Story

October 05, 2017, 07:29 AM

Merchant Advance Capital, and expert financing and tax consultant, Garron Helman have launched a joint venture called Venbridge to provide unique venture debt and consulting services to Canadian small and medium enterprises. After completing a few... Read Story

September 27, 2017, 07:17 AM

PineBridge Investments announced that it will launch a new direct lending business, focusing primarily on U.S.-based middle market companies seeking capital for growth, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. The company has hired... Read Story

August 29, 2017, 08:00 AM

Grant Lyon, Craig Hansen and Peter Kaufman announced they have partnered to form Caissa Capital, LLC, a venture aimed at providing, in one entity, senior-level workout, financial restructuring and legal services. Caissa will target large, complex... Read Story

July 13, 2017, 08:02 AM

CIT Bank announced a strategic partnership with Allstate. The joint venture, CIT Northbridge Credit LLC (CIT Northbridge), will provide revolving- and term-loan commitments from $15 million to $100 million to middle-market companies across various... Read Story

July 11, 2017, 07:40 AM

Owl Rock Capital Corporation and Regents of the University of California entered into the Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement to co-manage a new lending vehicle named Sebago Lake LLC, according to a recent regulatory filing.... Read Story

June 30, 2017, 07:25 AM

Hana Financial, Inc., a non-bank specialty commercial lender, announced that it has secured a new $100 million factoring credit facility through an issuance of the Series 2017-1 Factoring Contract Backed Notes.The new credit facility by Hana... Read Story

June 27, 2017, 07:40 AM

HC Technologies, LLC, a Chicago-based principal trading firm with offices in New York City and London, announced the launch of its private equity arm, HC Private Investments (“HCPI”).  HCPI will make investments in lower-middle market manufacturing... Read Story

June 22, 2017, 07:10 AM

Steadfast Capital Markets Group and Alcentra NY LLC, a BNY Mellon investment boutique, announced the launch of its latest alternative program, Steadfast Alcentra Global Credit Fund, an unlisted closed-end fund that seeks to capitalize on the growing... Read Story

June 08, 2017, 07:22 AM

Encina Capital Partners, LLC (Encina) and an affiliate of certain funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree Investor) together announced today that they have launched Encina Equipment Finance, LLC (EEF), a new independent equipment... Read Story

June 06, 2017, 07:33 AM

Adams Business Credit, a national asset-based lender, will rebrand as Context Business Lending, bringing the firm in unison with the family of businesses and affiliates under Context Capital Partners, an alternative investment firm. The newly named... Read Story

May 05, 2017, 07:24 AM

Consensus Capital Holdings, a newly-formed Grand Rapids, Mich.-based private investment and management firm, has officially launched. Leveraging the investment experience of its managing partners, Michael Brom and Jason Byrd, the firm provides... Read Story

May 03, 2017, 07:16 AM

Woodbridge International, a mergers and acquisitions firm completing transactions in the lower middle-market, and Vistage, a business advisory and executive coaching organization, announced a strategic partnership to benefit Vistage’s 21,000 members... Read Story

April 26, 2017, 07:19 AM

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