• Monroe Capital Completes Acquisition of Horizon Technology Finance Management and Expands into Venture Debt
    Jul 5, 2023
    Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Horizon Technology Finance Management LLC (“Horizon”), a market leader in venture debt lending. Horizon is the investment adviser to Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN).
  • Interview with Rosenthal’s Chief Lending Officer Paul Schuldiner and Director of Recourse Factoring Leigh Lones
    Jul 5, 2023

    Rosenthal & Rosenthal’s recourse factoring division, launched earlier this year, allows the company to look beyond the traditional industries served by non-recourse factoring. Here, Rosenthal’s chief lending officer, Paul Schuldiner, and director of Recourse Factoring, Leigh Lones, discuss the recourse factoring division and what they’re seeing in the industry.

  • SWK Holdings Corporation Announces New Credit Facility with $45 Million Committed at Close
    Jun 29, 2023
    SWK Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SWKH) ("SWK" or the "Company"), a life science focused specialty finance company catering to small- and mid-sized commercial-stage companies, announced the signing of a new four-year credit facility with First Horizon Bank ("First Horizon"). 
  • U.S. Bank Names Jimmy Whang Head of Commercial Products
    Jun 28, 2023
    U.S. Bank today announced that Jimmy Whang has been named the head of its Commercial Products group, effective June 30. In this role, Whang will lead Fixed Income and Capital Markets (Capital Markets and Sponsor Finance; Credit Fixed Income; Structured Credit; Derivatives; Foreign Exchange; Municipal Products; and ESG strategies) and Working Capital Finance (Asset Based Finance; Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance).
  • Rosenthal Names Andrew O’Day VP Business Development Officer
    Jun 27, 2023
    Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc., the leading factoring, asset-based lending (ABL), purchase order financing, d2c and e-commerce inventory financing firm in the United States, today announced that Andrew O’Day has joined Rosenthal as a VP Business Development Officer for the Midwest region.
  • Overall Lender Confidence Still Positive in First Quarter, But Down from the End of 2022
    Jun 27, 2023

    Non-banks more bullish, banks more bearish about new business demand, hiring and client utilization for asset-based lending

  • SFNet Wins Safe Harbor Fight in California
    Jun 26, 2023

    Last Tuesday, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a measure that will amend the CA SB 1235 disclosure law to provide an explicit safe harbor protecting asset-based lenders and factors who provide a good faith estimate of APR in compliance with the regulations from any liability should that estimate differ from the actual APR.  The measure now moves to a vote in the Assembly and is expected to be signed by the governor by mid-July. This was a critically important concession given the fundamental challenges SFNet has contended exist in using APR as a basis of comparison for secured finance products.

  • Slide Insurance Raises Additional $35 Million of Capital
    Jun 22, 2023
    Slide Insurance, a full-stack insurtech focused on homeowners insurance, announced today the closing of a $35 million senior credit facility with Regions Bank.
  • TSL0623_Cybersecurity Cybersecurity: What Lenders Need to Know
    Jun 21, 2023
    Business disaster is only a click away. Cyberattacks are becoming an epidemic affecting all businesses. A single mishap can critically impair business operations or even shut down operations entirely resulting in catastrophic financial and reputational damage. 
  • Holland & Knight Strengthens Finance Practice in Los Angeles with Additions of Hamid Namazie, Yoojin Lee and Mark Spitzer
    Jun 21, 2023
    Hamid Namazie, Yoojin Lee and Mark Spitzer, three highly regarded finance attorneys in Los Angeles, have joined Holland & Knight's Financial Services Team as partners. They will also be members of the firm's Asset-Based Lending Team. Mr. Namazie, Ms. Lee and Mr. Spitzer join the firm from McGuireWoods LLP, where Mr. Namazie served as managing partner of the firm's downtown Los Angeles office.
  • The Rockport Company Looks to Sell Assets and Pursue Financial Reorganization
    Jun 16, 2023
    The Rockport Company, LLC (“Rockport” or “the Company”), a leading global footwear brand known for its superior comfort, announced that it, CB Marathon Midco, LLC, Rockport IP Holdings, LLC, Rockport UK Holdings Ltd. and CB Footwear Services, LLC have commenced voluntary proceedings under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware in order to review and restructure its assets for the benefit of all stakeholders and to better position the brand for future growth opportunities.
  • Where Are They Now? Catching up with prior SFNet 40 Under 40 Award winners
    Jun 13, 2023
    From promotions to new jobs, award winners share their career advice for the class of 2023 winners and what they have learned.
  • Corcentric Secures $315 Million Senior Credit Facility
    Jun 13, 2023
    Corcentric, a leading global provider of best-in-class procurement and finance solutions, announced today it secured a new $315 million senior credit facility. The capital raise consists of a $250 million senior secured asset-based loan revolver from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a $65 million term loan from TCW Private Credit Group.
  • Legacy Corporate Lending Bolsters Leadership Team with Addition of Neal Mulford as Executive Vice President, Portfolio & Underwriting
    Jun 12, 2023
    Legacy Corporate Lending, LLC (“Legacy”), an independent asset-based lending (ABL) company focused on serving the needs of middle market companies across North America, today announced Neil Mulford has joined the firm as Executive Vice President, Portfolio & Underwriting. Mr. Mulford will work closely with Legacy’s originations team and will be responsible for conducting the underwriting process and structuring and closing new transactions.
  • suzanne-yoon-cropped Navigating Economic, Professional and Personal Change at SFNet's 2023 Women in Secured Finance Conference
    Jun 12, 2023
    “We have a great agenda planned for this year,” said WISF Committee Chair Laura Kemper Glass, and SVP, East Region Senior Portfolio Manager, Bank of America, N.A. “We’re bringing back, by popular demand, the small group Roundtable discussions on personal and professional change, which provide a great opportunity for intimate networking with others in the industry.”
  • Merit Medical Announces New Five-Year Senior Secured Credit Agreement
    Jun 8, 2023
    The credit agreement includes a revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $700 million and a term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $150 million. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is acting as administrative agent for a group of financial institutions providing the new credit facilities.
  • SLR Digital Finance Closes $10 Million Line of Credit for a Minority-owned Media Business
    Jun 6, 2023
  • SFNet 2023 Market Sizing Study Documents a Mammoth-Sized $4.866-Trillion U.S. Secured Finance Market
    Jun 6, 2023
    The Secured Finance Network’s (SFNet) new Secured Finance Market Sizing and Impact Study reports that the total secured financing volume of transaction flows to U.S. commercial businesses in 2022 was nearly $4.9 trillion. In other words, the scope of this market, which comprises seven major financing categories, “underpins, either directly or indirectly, over one-fifth of…the transaction volumes that make up the $23 trillion in U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP),” according to the study.
  • Gordon Brothers Appoints Peter B. York as Senior Advisor to the Executive Team
    Jun 5, 2023
    Gordon Brothers, the global advisory and investment firm, has appointed Peter B. York as Senior Advisor to support the executive team with the firm’s growth and expansion plans.

    York will leverage his experience in asset-based lending (ABL), capital markets and secured lending to provide advice and counsel to the business, assist with evaluating capital deployment for Gordon Brothers’ global lending practice, and give strategic and tactical advice on the structuring of loan products.
  • Heritage Global Announces New Upsized $17 Million Credit Facility with C3bank
    Jun 1, 2023
    Heritage Global Inc. (NASDAQ: HGBL) (“Heritage Global,” “HG” or “the Company”), an asset services company specializing in financial and industrial asset transactions, today announced an upsized $17 million credit facility with C3bank which includes the renewal of its existing $10 million line of credit as well as a new $7 million term loan.