Sunflower Bank provided revolving and term debt commitments in connection with a refinancing of SSP Innovations by Warren Equity Partners. The transaction closed in March 2020.

“We’re pleased to be working with SSP Innovations and Warren Equity Partners to meet the company’s debt financing needs,” David Harper, managing director of leveraged finance at Sunflower Bank, said. “This commitment is an example of how Sunflower Bank provides strategic partnerships and closes transactions. We are excited about the growth opportunities available to SSP Innovations.”

Harper is responsible for identifying prospective leveraged finance and other corporate banking opportunities for Sunflower Bank. His career has included leadership roles in investment banking, private equity, operating companies and commercial banking. He has been involved in more than 75 corporate finance transactions, including M&A, private placements, public offerings, restructurings and cross-border opportunities.

Sunflower Bank’s structured finance group launched in June 2018, bringing together a team to provide corporate finance services to clients and prospects with borrowing needs typically in the range of $5 million to $20 million or more. Sunflower Bank also has the ability to lead larger syndicated deals.

SSP Innovations, with offices in Colorado, Wisconsin and California, is an IT services and software development company focused on delivering GIS, workforce management, joint use and data maintenance solutions to electric, gas and water utilities as well as oil and gas pipeline operators and telecommunications organizations.

Warren Equity Partners is a Jacksonville, FL-based private equity firm investing in lower middle market companies primarily in North America.