Ares, Varagon Support Freeman Spogli Acquisition of Five Star Food Service

Varagon Capital Partners served as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner on financing to support Freeman Spogli & Company’s acquisition of a majority interest in Five Star Food Service. Ares Capital also provided financing.

Are You Ready to Start Factoring Construction Receivables?

The construction industry is in growth mode, which can offer great opportunities for factors. However, a certain amount of technical knowledge is required to successful navigate these projects. Bruce Loren explains how careful due diligence can help factors take advantage of this lucrative market.

Retail DIP Financing: Market Trends & Recent Deal Terms

DIP financing is a critical part of the turnaround process for retailers. Jordan Myers provides a detailed
guide to the recent trends as a growing number of retailers seek Chapter 11 protection.

11th Annual Philadelphia Credit and Restructuring Summit: Opportunities to Learn, Laugh and Network

ABF Journal and its partners, the New York Institute of Credit and the Philadelphia Chapters of the Commercial Finance Association and Turnaround Management Association, outfoxed a March snowstorm by rescheduling the conference for June. For the second year, the event was held at Philadelphia’s Union League and provided an opportunity for serious discussion surrounding hot issues like blockchain and trademark ownership while offering two light-hearted rounds of Jeopardy.

The AI Revolution: Delivering Data-Based Legal Services

While some lawyers may be leery of or intimidated by artificial intelligence tools, a panel of experts has demystified the technology and described the ways in which it can expand the legal services market. Karim Guirguis and John Hartgen recap a recent American Bankruptcy Institute panel discussing the role of artificial intelligence in bankruptcy.

May/June 2018

April 2018
ABL Industry
Vol. 16, No. 4

Born out of Brexit: Analyzing Opportunities for Small Business Lending in Europe

Low interest rates and high levels of regulation are preventing the UK’s traditional banks from lending to small businesses. Andre Hakkak and Thomas Otte suggest this situation provides opportunities for alternative lenders to step in.

Improving the ABL Loan Participation Process Through Technology

Using technology to create a seamless experience for borrowers has become commonplace. Pat True explains how digital lending platforms make the loan syndication process more efficient and improve communications among participating ABL lenders.

Grassroots ABL: Regional Banking Execs Upbeat About Economy

Regional banks play an important role in today’s economy, offering personalized services to small and middle-market businesses. They also are expanding into the ABL market to serve those customers. ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller spoke with ABL executives from four regional banks who shared their thoughts on the economy, the impact of technology and working with alternative lenders.

Vitamin World to Liquidate, SSG To Advise

Despite DIP financing from Wells Fargo, a distraught Vitamin World is heading for liquidation. ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez shows the company getting a little help from its friends at SSG Advisors.