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Seamless Loan Syndication

At First Merchants Bank, working through a loan syndication is a seamless process for our commercial clients. Our seasoned team works on your behalf to structure multi-bank syndicated loans when large credits require a significant commitment level.  

A syndication approach built for you

Maneuvering the dynamics of a multi-bank relationship can have its challenges. However, you should not feel alone figuring out these intricacies when your bank is no longer the single source of capital. We make the process feel like a single-bank relationship through transparency and a collaborative approach, bringing you the best of what the syndication group has to offer. 


Not only should you know which banks are financing your business, you should be able to get answers to your questions when you need them. Some banks work harder at concealing the nature of a syndication than creating strong relationships between you and your bank group. To us, it is important to meet your needs and ensure you are comfortable with the results.


It’s more than a cliché; it’s the way we do things. ”Collaboration” is a common business buzzword, but it’s less common in practice with syndicate groups. As our client, you won’t get mired in turf battles and power struggles; you’ll enjoy the finely-tuned machinery of a well-refined syndication process. Everyone works together to build solutions for you. 

Our focus on clients speaks for itself

We’ve structured senior debt facilities for privately held companies, private equity groups and commercial real estate developers. Our work for clients has facilitated acquisitions, refinancings, construction and development projects. We’ll let our work do the talking:

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A $65 million financing for the land acquisition and construction of a 181 unit, 604 bed student housing project located in Florida

We worked closely with the Sponsor to create a three-bank syndicate, which enabled us to close in the midst of difficult market conditions.
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A $35 million financing for development & working capital to an industry leading, out-of-home media company that was privately held

FMB provided consistent financing for the company as its needs grew from an initial $15 million credit facility to its present size with room for continued to growth.
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A series of financings to a private equity firm to continue their acquisition of traffic control entities throughout the United States

FMB successfully collaborated with other syndicate members to provide seamless financing and facilitate two successive acquisitions on this platform, resulting in a combined credit facility of $47.5 million.


We’re ready to help. To get started today, contact:

First Merchants Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis

Office: 317.566.7618

Mobile: 502.262.9696

Email: [email protected]