Daily News: September 4, 2014

Crestmark Acquires TIP Capital Asset Management

Crestmark and TIP Capital announced they entered into an agreement for Crestmark to acquire TIP Capital’s equipment leasing and asset management business. The acquisition is scheduled to be completed in late September 2014, pending final governmental approval.

The resulting entity will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Crestmark Bank named Crestmark Equipment Finance. The division will continue to operate under the TIP Capital name and out of its current locations to ensure continued strong service quality.

“The continued diversification and growth of the Crestmark team of companies allows us to further strengthen the economic growth of industries and businesses that we serve,” said W. David Tull, chairman and CEO of Crestmark. “TIP Capital is a respected entity with a strong team. This acquisition will provide benefits to Crestmark clients, TIP Capital clients and will provide both companies with increased resources,” Tull said.

“Crestmark is excited to have the TIP Capital team onboard as a part of the Crestmark family. This is a solid and well-known company in the equipment leasing space, and we feel this comes at a perfect time for both companies,” said Mick Goik, Crestmark president.

“Joining the Crestmark family represents a great opportunity for TIP Capital, our clients and our employees. Our ability to access the resources of Crestmark will allow us to more efficiently service our clients and will allow for our further growth,” said Scott Grady, TIP Capital president. “It will also allow us to expand the suite of financial solutions that we can provide our customers.”