Private equity firms need debt providers who can deliver quick decisions and consistent follow-through.

Our Sponsor Finance team focuses solely on providing capital to leading middle and upper middle market private equity firms with debt capital needs ranging from $40 million to $500 million. We offer deep experience in Capital Markets, leveraged finance and Sponsor Finance to enable delivery of strategic value-added ideas.

As a top 10 middle market arranger of sponsor financings, we offer a compelling combination of benefits to Sponsors:

  • A dedicated team of relationship-oriented experts who are committed to delivering value-added ideas to sponsors
  • Willingness to support fully underwritten or best-efforts financings in a leadership capacity, and to participate strategically or tactically
  • Low-cost capital funding based on our strong U.S. bank deposit base, and limited legacy portfolio issues
  • Ability to provide a broad range of execution alternatives including asset-based lending, traditional pro rata bank, unrated “hybrid” institutional, traditional rated institutional and second lien
  • Leading high-yield capabilities
  • Streamlined credit process for quick turnaround on decisions
  • Expertise across a broad spectrum of industry sectors
  • And, for CFOs of sponsor firms, we also offer a dedicated Private Equity banker team, who provide expertise in the industry and a single point of contact for our comprehensive suite of commercial financing, bridge capital call and treasury management solutions.


Scott Reeds

Managing Director, Head of Sponsor Finance

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