The Find Venture Debt Blog

Does My Company Qualify for Venture Debt?

Barry A. Baker
February 17, 2019

The most frequently asked question we receive at Find Venture Debt is "Does my company qualify for venture debt?" Prior to a detailed credit analysis, we perform a quick assessment of creditworthiness based on five criteria.

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Private Equity, Growth Equity, and Mezzanine Financing in North Carolina

Barry A. Baker
February 17, 2019

Find Venture Debt has compiled a list of the top 36 private equity firms, growth equity funds, and mezzanine lenders with offices in North Carolina listed by city.

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Mezzanine Funds Are Not What They Used To Be...and That's Good News for Borrowers!

Barry A. Baker
February 16, 2019

In middle market transactions, the traditional acquisition financing structure included senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity. Today, many acquirers are eliminating mezzanine debt entirely, or replacing it with a second lien term loan. Another alternative is unitranche loans, which combine senior debt and subordinated debt into a single loan with a blended rate.

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Venture Debt Is Not What It Used To Be...and That's Good News for Potential Borrowers!

Barry A. Baker
January 1, 2018

If you ask someone to name a venture lender, the odds are very high they will say Silicon Valley Bank, Square 1 Bank, or one of a few others (if they can name any at all). This narrow view of venture debt persists despite the tremendous increase in the types of loans and number of lenders in the market.

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