MSouth Equity Partners formed MSouth Capital as a provider of private credit and minority equity financing solutions to meet the needs of companies in the South that have a desire to pursue recapitalizations, acquisitions or other corporate initiatives. MSouth Capital will focus on businesses generating EBITDA of $3 million or greater and will aim to deploy in excess of $350 million in its target markets over the next three years.

Frank Izzo was chosen to lead MSouth Capital as CEO.

“We aim to support the small to mid-size businesses that form the backbone of the region’s economy, bringing the resources and advisory services they need to grow and succeed,” Frank Izzo, CEO of MSouth Capital, said. “Our team partners with the business owner but also works with those who serve smaller business enterprises to accomplish next-stage growth, including wealth managers, accountants, attorneys, investment bankers and business brokers.”

MSouth Capital was launched to offer an alternative to majority-ownership equity financing by providing a range of funding that can combine debt structures and minority equity along with expertise in various organic and inorganic growth strategies.

“Whether it’s a family-owned company planning a generational transfer or any type of business that sees an unmet need in the market they could expand into with proper funding, MSouth Capital can be the trusted advisor and financing partner that helps them realize their goals,” Michael D. Long, a partner and co-founder of MSouth Equity Partners, said.