Category: ABF Journal Executive Profiles

Who’s Next?: Marco Financial Breaks the Mold in Trade Finance

If you haven’t heard of Marco Financial yet, you will soon. The “tech-enabled” factoring startup launched in 2020 with its sights set on the SME and trade financing world, specifically in Latin America. The company currently plays on the lower end of the capital spectrum, with most of its initial deal opportunities below $1 million, but with an impressive executive team, a heavy reliance on technology and the financial backing of some heavy hitters in the venture capital space, the company is poised to grow far beyond its current capabilities.

All Sides Covered: Small Cap Strategy Expands LBC Credit Partners’ Reach

LBC Credit Partners has a history of working in the middle market, but by creating two separate yet complementary investment strategies, it has developed an active pipeline in the lower middle market as well. Don Rice of LBC Small Cap explains the origins of the business unit as well as its approach and symbiotic relationship with LBC Credit Partners overall.

Billion With A B: Yieldstreet’s Introduction to the Private Business Credit World

A new entrant joined the private business credit world in June, as wealth management and financial technology firm Yieldstreet launched its newest vertical. With long-time business partners Barbara Anderson and Larry Curran forming the core of the new group, Yieldstreet Private Business Credit aims to grow right alongside its borrowers and investors. 

Acquiring the Polish of Sterling Michael Haddad Moves ABL Team, Looks Forward to ‘Red Hot’ Year

As part of an ongoing expansion in services and marketing territory, Sterling Bank purchased Dallas-based NewStar Business Credit in March, acquiring its president, Michael Haddad and the other team members along with NSBC’s financial assets and clients. ABF Journal spoke with Haddad and Sterling
Specialty Lending Division President Ted Geisel about the impact the merger will have on the unit and their outlook on ABL lending in 2016.