Square 1 Bank provided a $20 million credit facility to existing client CIC Partners, an investment firm specializing in early stage, late stage and middle-market investments. Proceeds from the facility will support efforts to bridge the timing between the receipt of capital call proceeds and portfolio investments, payment of management fees and other fund related expenses.

Dallas-based CIC Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in growth-oriented companies in the food, restaurant, healthcare and energy industries.

Alan Buehler, CIC Partners’ chief financial officer, said, “Square 1 continues to provide CIC with excellent client service and is always quick to respond to our specific needs. When we needed to establish a credit facility for our latest fund in order to make an acquisition soon after fund closing, Square 1 really came through for us. We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Square 1.”