Year in and year out, the topic we cover most (and that our readers show the most interest in) is deal-making. We report on hundreds of deals every year and for each one, there is always a story.

For ABF Journal’s first ever Deals of the Year listing, we scoured the extensive collection of deals we’ve covered this year to pick out some of the most unique and interesting transactions of 2022. Ultimately, this listing is meant to tell the stories behind those deals while conveying the scope of this year’s deal-making environment.

These deals were chosen based on a mix of reader popularity, our editorial team’s insights and our advisory board’s recommendations. Deals of all types were considered, including asset-based loans, factoring facilities, venture debt transactions and more, with deals announced and/or closed between Jan 1. and Oct. 31 eligible for inclusion.

Without further ado, enjoy this year’s list.

2022 Deals of the Year

Runway Growth Capital Provides $65MM Term Loan to Snagajob

Sterling National Bank Provides $2.5MM Recourse Factoring Facility to Web Packaging Solutions

CIT Provides Senior Secured Credit Facility for FPA WhiteHawk III

Access Capital Provides $8MM Credit Facility to SASR Workforce Solutions

Rosenthal & Rosenthal Provides $11.5MM PO Finance Facility to Apparel Company

Bridge Bank Provides $40MM Credit Facility to Sayari Labs

BMO Coordinates $250MM Sustainability-Linked Revolver for Seaspan

Encina Lender Finance Provides $300MM Credit Facility to Arena Investors

Wells Fargo Provides $93.6MM Asset-Based Lending Facility to Mach Recruitment

Bank of America Delivers $450MM Revolving Loan Facility to Encina Equipment Finance

Horizon Technology Finance Provides $15MM Venture Loan Facility to MyForest Foods

TradeCap Provides $1.4MM Production Finance Facility to Consumer Packaged Goods Company

JP Morgan and Wells Fargo Provide $3.25B Senior Secured Credit Facility to Zebra Technologies

Second Avenue Capital Partners Closes $67.5MM Term Loan with The Jessica Simpson Collection

Bank of America Leads Syndicate Providing Lucid with $1B Revolving Credit Facility

M&T Bank and Wells Fargo Lead $1.35B in Credit Facilities for MarineMax

Wells Fargo Provides $55MM Credit Facility to good natured Products

Wells Fargo Provides $1B Sustainability-Linked Asset-Based Facility to Southwire

Capital One and JPMorgan Support Vista Outdoor’s $540MM Acquisition of Fox Racing

Yieldstreet Closes $400MM Credit Facility From Monroe Capital

J.P. Morgan and Sixth Street Partners Upsize ABL Facility for Bed Bath & Beyond

LSQ Provides $15MM Credit Facility and AR Management Program for Wilson Creek Energy

eCapital Closes $15MM ABL Revolving Credit Facility with TalentBridge

SLR Digital Finance Closes $40MM ABL Facility with DeepIntent

CIT Northbridge Agents $65MM in Revolver for Everlane

City National Bank Provides $88.14MM Real Estate Secured Term Loan to Utz Brands

JP Morgan Closes $3B Credit Facility Amendment with Caesars Entertainment

Credit Suisse Leads $392.9MM Upsize to Warehouse Credit Facility for Flexiti

Capital One Bank Closes $2.1B Credit Facility for EquipmentShare