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Mezzanine Financing

When you need capital beyond what your senior lenders will extend, look no further than mezzanine.
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What is Mezzanine Financing?

Hear Mark Hoffmeister, Matthew Harvey, Steve Szejner, and Julie Langdon share how mezzanine can transform businesses.
Mezzanine financing is a capital resource that sits between senior debt and equity in the capital structure and features the best of both worlds. When companies have maximised their senior debt borrowing capacity, and want to raise additional capital without depleting future senior debt capacity, they are typically left with two options: raise outside equity or utilise mezzanine financing.

From a structural standpoint, mezzanine financing is subordinate to senior debt, and does not usually require any amortisation prior to maturity. With a 7-8-year bullet maturity, mezzanine is what we call patient capital – meaning that it supports growth, while also being less costly than direct equity issuance. A mezzanine-supported recapitalisation is also an attractive alternative to an outright sale of the business or an equity raise, enabling owners to maintain control.

While it’s certainly not as well-known as other types of capital, we think you’ll find mezzanine to be an option well worth being acquainted with – and we can help you with just that.
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Typical size
  • US$15 million - US$150 million
Typical uses
  • Recapitalisations
  • Growth capital
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Management buyouts
  • Acquisitions
  • Shareholder buyouts
  • Refinancings
  • Balance sheet restructurings
Structural characteristics
  • Typically, subordinated debt with attached equity warrants
  • Principal repaid after senior debt has been fully amortised
  • Combination of cash coupon and deferred interest
  • Nominal warrants representing minority stake in issuer
Issuer benefits
  • Patient capital
  • Maintain control of the business
  • Fund growth goals or other needs beyond what their senior debt capacity will allow

Transformation Capital

Enabling Companies to Leapfrog to the Next Level
The Pricoa Private Capital Guide to Mezzanine Financing
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Portfolio Companies
We have an investment portfolio of US$6.2 billion in mezzanine finance as of 31.3.22.
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