Robust Results: Upswing Leaves ABL Lenders Optimistic for 2018

Despite political turbulence and Mother Nature running amuck, ABL lenders saw an upswing in business in 2017 after two flat years. ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller spoke with five ABL executives who described a robust year filled with new partnerships and business opportunities and an optimistic outlook for 2018.

MB Business Capital Provides $9MM Facility for Metpar

MB Business Capital provided a new $9 million senior credit facility to Metpar, a Westbury, NY-based manufacturer and worldwide distributor of commercial bathroom partitions.

MB Business Capital Provides $8MM Facility to Western Industries

MB Business Capital provided a new $8 million senior credit facility to Winfield, KS-based Western Industries Plastic Products.

MB Business Capital Provides New $13MM Credit Facility for Oberfields

MB Business Capital provided a new $13 million senior credit facility to Delaware, OH-based Oberfields as part of the company’s acquisition by Graycliff Partners and management.

MB Business Capital Provides $17.3MM Funding for HomTex

MB Business Capital provided a new $17.3 million senior credit facility to HomTex, a family-owned company that manufactures bedding products.

Rebounding From a Slow Start: ABL Lenders Look Ahead to a Strong Finish in 2016

ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller spoke with five leading ABL lenders about the current landscape. After a lackluster 2015 and a slow start in 2016, they share their thoughts on changes in the economy and challenges that ABL lenders face. They look into their collective crystal ball, predicting a stronger second half for 2016.

Perseverance, Caution & Creativity: Reaping Rewards When Money Rules the Day

Five industry executives weigh in with ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller on the current ABL marketplace. They share their thoughts on 2015 performance, cash flow loans, supply and demand, M&A, alternative lenders and provide an outlook for the year ahead.

Strategic Acquisition to Drive Profits: MB Business Capital’s Michael Sharkey Sees Bright Future for Rebranded ABL

In this Q&A with Michael Sharkey, the president of MB Business Capital discusses plans for the newly rebranded commercial bank, formerly Cole Taylor Business Capital, following MB Financial’s acquisition of Taylor Capital Group in August 2014. Sharkey aims to steer MB Business Capital toward becoming one of the country’s top ABLs.