The 2024 Best Companies in Specialty Finance

Q2 2024 | Vol. 22, No. 2

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Editor's Letter

Although I’ve been on the ABF Journal Team Since 2012, I am Thrilled to be Managing The Publication For The First Time! As I embark on a journey to immerse myself in the specialty finance industry this year and make this publication the best it can be, I would love to hear your feedback.... read more

Delivering Yield Without Compromising Credit Quality

As credit investors go searching for yield in today’s marketplace, junior capital could be just the ticket, providing lenders and investors with superior returns and borrowers with greater flexibility and capital access.... read more

Exiting With Ease: How Alternative Lenders Can Work With Banks in Exit and Rehabilitation Scenarios

As banks continued to tighten up their lending activities and bankruptcies and other economic headwinds intensify, alternative lenders will play a critical role in helping companies exit banking relationships and/or rehabilitate to become bankable once more.... read more

Still Rising: Market Dynamics and Opportunities in the U.S. Private Credit Sector

The recent growth of the private credit market has only accelerated against a backdrop of credit tightening from traditional lenders. Maggie Arvedlund, CEO and managing director of private credit investment firm Turning Rock Partners, explores the ascent of non-sponsor backed private credit lending and opportunities for such lenders in the lower middle market.... read more

The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act: Suggestions for a Grade A Loan

For secured lenders that provide financing to distributors, restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses that purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, understanding the intricacies of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act is critical to maintaining senior priority.... read more

Offense or Defense? A Playbook For Lender-Owned Businesses

Most lenders never want to be handed the keys to a borrower company, but in an instance in which a sponsor exits and leaves no other choice, the lender must make important decisions to minimize risk and maximize value.... read more

The Importance of Conducting Borrower Background Checks in Asset-Based Finance

By verifying the accuracy of financial information and assessing the credibility of borrowers via thorough due diligence and background checks, asset-based lenders can make informed decisions and protect themselves against fraudulent activities.... read more

The Best Companies in Specialty Finance

We asked our readers to nominate the best companies in specialty finance, and we received many remarkable nominations! In this issue, we honor — and take notes from — the best companies in the industry when it comes to DE&I, Industry Advocacy, Innovation, Leadership, and Professional Development.... read more

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