Direct lending is an avenue for companies like yours to access capital as an alternative to the syndicated loans or senior floating-rate capital traditionally provided by banks. Direct lending loans are provided by "non-bank" lenders, such as institutional investors.
Direct lending loans are primarily first lien, senior secured floating-rate loans, but can also be second lien, revolvers, or accordion/delayed-draw facilities. They have flexible amortisation profiles and final maturities that usually range from 5 to 6 years.
The direct lending market has become a permanent source of capital for borrowers. It is largely a leveraged buyout-driven, sponsor-led market, but relies on private placement-style credit and terms underwriting.
We target the middle market, which is typically defined as companies with EBITDA of US$10 to US$50 million. Our regional office network enables companies to access growth capital globally, across the US, Canada, UK, and Europe.