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Sponsor Finance

Sponsor Finance Group

Built to support Private Equity Firms in the Midwest, First Merchants Bank Sponsor Finance Group is a cash flow lender focused on eliminating your execution risk.

Like you, we believe that the senior credit facility should be the easiest piece of the capital structure to put together.  Too often, though, that isn’t the case.  At First Merchants, we leverage your diligence, and our experienced team, to provide you with certainty of close.  Our streamlined approval process allows us to respond quickly, and our clear underwriting guidelines allow you to know what structure will work for your next financing opportunity. 

Investment Highlights:

  • Senior Secured Revolving Lines of Credit and Term Loans
  • EBITDA greater than $2.5MM
  • Investment Hold up to $25MM
  • Ability to partner on larger Senior Debt and Unitranche transactions
  • Use of proceeds:

We offer experienced new business, underwriting and portfolio management teams with significant private equity transaction experience, a thoughtful and relevant approach to due diligence and private equity references.  We’re ready to help. To get started today, contact:

Contact Method Joe Peterson
Office Number: 317.566.7662
Mobile Number: 317.605.4222
Email: jpeterson@firstmerchants.com


Have questions or need assistance? Our Treasury Solutions team can help you with any business service. The team is available weekdays from 8 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. EST. Give us a call at 1.866.833.0050.

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