Daily News: January 9, 2019

Liquid Capital Supports Reich Bros Recap; Allen Joins RB as Principal

An affiliate of Liquid Capital increased the Reich Brothers Holdings’ credit facilities in connection with the recapitalization of its affiliated finance company, now known as Reich Bros Structured Finance. Liquid also took an equity stake in the business.

The facilities will be used to grow the loan portfolio of Reich Bros Finance.

Reich Bros Finance is an asset-based lender that helps borrowers unlock value in capital assets through financing solutions customized to meet the borrower’s needs. Financing solutions include sale-leaseback, capital lease, term loan, secured loan and other structured transactions, and assets include machinery, equipment and industrial real estate.

Reich Bros Finance provides capital to companies across a wide range of industries, including agriculture, construction, energy, food and beverage, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceuticals, technology and transportation. The company’s team can structure and close credit facilities from $500,000 to $20 million.

Liquid Capital is a Toronto-based commercial finance business which is in a joint venture partnership with Next Edge Capital, a Toronto-based asset management firm with a variety of private lending funds on its platform.

The principals of Reich Brothers, Jonathan and Adam Reich, will maintain their ownership stake in the business after the recap. Additionally, Jordan Allen will join the company as a principal.

Prior to joining Reich Brothers Finance, Allen served as the chief operating officer of Victory Park Capital, a middle-market private equity and private debt firm. Prior to Victory Park Capital, Allen served as co-head of North America, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Man Investments USA.

“Liquid Capital, Next Edge and I are excited to build on the success the company has had over the past four years,” said Allen. “The Liquid Capital/Next Edge teams bring together their unique ability to raise and deploy capital along with extensive loan sourcing capabilities though the networks of other complimentary businesses. For example, Liquid Capital maintains approximately 60 Principal offices throughout the United States and Canada.”