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  • Haversine Funding Welcomes Vince Mancuso as New Managing Director
    Jan 3, 2024
    Haversine Funding, a leader in the commercial lender finance sector, is proud to announce the appointment of Vince Mancuso as its new managing director. Vince brings over 25 years of rich experience in commercial finance, enhancing Haversine’s expertise and strategic capabilities.
  • Doing What We Do Best: Current Economic Environment Provides Opportunities
    Dec 21, 2023
    “Geopolitical concerns, maintaining strong credit quality, and the constant impacts of inflation and interest rates are all top issues to watch in 2024,” said ABCC Conference Chair, Barry Bobrow, who serves as managing director and head of Credit Markets for Regions Business Capital. “ABCC’s panels and networking events are designed to provide education and key insights on these topics and more. The Conference is a great opportunity to help attendees set their business strategy for the coming year. We look forward to welcoming everyone in February.”
  • David Morse photo The Saga of Serta: The Next Chapter—Subordination of “Non-Participating” Lenders Upheld by Bankruptcy Court
    Dec 18, 2023
    “Liability Management Transactions” continue to grab headlines. Companies in distress are turning to the out-of-court restructuring of their debt in ways that leave lenders who made loans on the basis of a senior secured position either with certain assets no longer available as collateral pursuant to a “drop down financing” or subordinate to new tranches of debt pursuant to an “uptiering transaction.” This article takes a look at the arguments being made in some of the litigation that has often followed on such uptiering transactions and in particular the June 2023 decision of the Bankruptcy Court in the Serta case.
  • New CA Rules Prohibiting Certain Fees by Lenders/Factors to Take Effect January 1st
    Dec 14, 2023
    SFNet is providing the following explanation of the new California regulations taking effect on January 1, 2024. Should you have specific questions please consult your legal counsel (or Michele Ocejo mocejo@sfnet.com or Rich Gumbrecht rgumbrecht@sfnet.com.
  • Steve Samson An Interview with MidCap Business Credit’s Steven Samson and Seth Cooper
    Dec 12, 2023
    Steven Samson, president, has been with MidCap for more than 10 years and is responsible for the oversight of all functions of the business. Steve has more than 30 years experience in commercial banking and asset-based lending including senior roles at People’s United Bank, GE Capital, and RBS Citizens Business Capital.

    Seth A. Cooper is senior vice president, sales manager, business development officer – Northeast, is responsible for new business development throughout the Northeast. He has spent the last 20 years building asset-based businesses for both large regional banks and independent commercial finance companies. 
  • Dealing with the Volatility of Commodities
    Dec 11, 2023
    Commodity producers face volatile market swings due to factors such as macroeconomics and supply chain stability, creating risks for secured lenders. Understanding each commodity’s nuances, risk-management strategies, and regulatory considerations is crucial. To navigate these challenges, secured lenders must maintain strong industry knowledge, adapt lending structures, collaborate with third parties, and balance risk and return for their clients.
  • John Eissele MUFG ABL Through and Through: A Conversation with John Eissele
    Dec 6, 2023
    This past Fall, MUFG announced leadership changes within its Asset-Based Finance team designed to align the team to better support its overall ABF growth strategy in the Americas. Leadership team members are based in three key markets – New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. John Eissele, who has been with the bank for 11 years, was appointed as MUFG’s new head of ABF. Here, Eissele discusses his goals, strategic priorities, challenges and opportunities.
  • Schmitt Jane headshot_150 Two SFNet Convention Sessions Connect— Your Workforce Needs and AI Exploration

    The recruiting and retention landscape in commercial finance is increasingly becoming a “War for Talent,” according to speakers who explored that topic and much more at SFNet’s 79th Annual Convention in Orlando, FL. Finding and keeping a quality workforce is of utmost importance these days as companies navigate the post-pandemic economy.

    Also on the agenda was “AI and the Future of Secured Finance,” which featured a panel of experts who discussed industry trends in artificial intelligence including its anticipated impact on employment.

  • Huntington Business Credit Adds Asset-based Lending Team for Healthcare Finance
    Huntington National Bank has expanded its Huntington Business Credit team with the addition of a Washington, D.C.-based group focused on asset-based lending in the healthcare industry. The new team, which will serve asset-based lending needs for middle market healthcare clients across the U.S., consists of five healthcare-finance industry veterans who recently joined Huntington from Sector Financial.
  • TSL1123_BarryBobrow Interview with SFNet’s New President Barry Bobrow
    Nov 30, 2023
    Barry Bobrow is a managing director and head of credit markets for Regions Business Capital. He is a widely respected leader in middle-market leveraged finance and asset-based lending. He has spent the past 38 years working in banking, most of it as a debt capital markets professional, primarily in leveraged lending and supply chain finance. Bobrow is the creator and chairman of the Asset Based Capital Conference (ABCC), an SFNet sponsored conference focusing on the middle-market leveraged and asset-based markets, now in its 16th year. Here, Bobrow discusses his career trajectory, his outlook for the industry and his goals for SFNet in 2024. 
  • Accord Financial Hires Ryan Ray as Director, Business Development, U.S. Asset Based Finance
    Nov 29, 2023
    Accord Financial Corp., one of the U.S. and Canada’s leading independent commercial finance companies ("Accord") (TSX: ACD) announced the hiring of Ryan Ray, an experienced asset-based lending (ABL) and equipment professional to the Accord Financial team. 
  • Bladex and Greenbridge Capital - Toesca and TC Latam JV- Announce Launching of Latin American Factoring Platform
    Nov 27, 2023

    Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior - Bladex (NYSE:BLX), TC Latin America Partners (TC Latam) and Toesca Asset Management (Toesca) announce the launch of Greenbridge Capital, a regional private lending platform, whose first factoring vehicle will be funded by Bladex. The joint venture will begin operations in Chile before the end of 2023 with plans to expand to other countries in the region such as Colombia, Peru and Mexico.

  • Eric Huff Joins S&T Bank as Director of Asset-Based Lending

    S&T Bank has named Eric Huff as senior vice president, managing director of asset-based lending.

    With over 25 years of experience in financial services, most recently as the senior regional director and business development officer at Huntington Bank, Huff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. In his role at S&T Bank, he will be responsible for the ongoing sales and growth of the bank’s asset-based lending portfolio.

  • TSL1123_JamesFarrell_Headshot_150 Seeking Growth, Small-Business Owners Can Tap a Variety of Loan Options
    Nov 20, 2023
    What are the credit needs and opportunities for today’s small-business owners? This article explores results from Pathward’s new survey. 
  • lerika-le-grange-fiona-coady---headshotbc7ade4ff6794864b1b68ba3ffb2ea1a Floating Charges: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Evolution of the Floating Charge
    Nov 16, 2023
    The capacity for a lender to take effective security over a changing pool of assets is of critical importance to the asset-based lending market. 
  • Truist Names Beau Cummins Chief Operating Officer and Dontá Wilson Chief Consumer & Small Business Banking Officer; Hires Kristin Lesher as new Chief Wholesale Banking Officer
    Nov 15, 2023
    Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced continued progress in the company's transformation journey with the creation of a chief operating officer position, the naming of a new chief consumer & small business banking officer and the hiring of a new chief wholesale banking officer.
  • CharliePerer_2023 headshot_150 The Story of LaSalle Business Credit
    Nov 13, 2023
    In this feature series, Charlie Perer sits with the key entrepreneurs and executives who have built leading commercial finance companies. This feature is about LaSalle Business Credit, told by some of the key executives who played seminal roles in the 1990s. The core team at LaSalle went on to be leaders throughout the entire commercial finance industry. Here to tell the story are Mike Sharkey, Marty Battaglia, Bob Corsentino and Bruce Sprenger.
  • TSL1023_CamilleVanLiebergen_150 TLC For Your Dutch Collateral: Some Practical Considerations
    Nov 9, 2023
    When a U.S. lawyer and a Dutch lawyer talk about anti-assignment clauses, each might misconstrue what the other is talking about. This is caused by differences in law. 
  • Valley National Bank Strengthens Syndications Capabilities with the Hire of Robert Danziger as Head of Syndications
    Nov 8, 2023
    Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ:VLY), announced today it has hired Robert Danziger, a 30-year corporate finance veteran, as Managing Director, First Senior Vice President, and Head of the Bank’s Syndicated Finance business. 
  • Paragon 28 Announces New $150 Million Credit Facility Replacing Existing $90 Million Credit Facility
    Nov 7, 2023
    Paragon 28, Inc. (NYSE: FNA) (“Paragon 28” or "Company”), a leading medical device company exclusively focused on the foot and ankle orthopedic market, today announced that it has received a new $150 million credit facility from Ares Capital Corporation (“the Facility”) to replace its existing $90 million senior credit facility.