Encina Lender Finance expanded its executive leadership team to bolster the company’s position as a nonbank lender finance platform serving both commercial and consumer specialty finance companies in the U.S. and Canada. Luke Graham, CEO, has left the company.
Encina Lender Finance provided a $50 million senior credit facility with an accordion feature for an incremental $50 million in potential capacity to Crossroads Financial, a provider of inventory-only revolving credit facilities focused on the below $10 million range.
Encina Lender Finance added Dan Avnir to its commercial team as managing director, Denise Richardson to its operations department as collateral analyst and Jessica Ernst and Jeff Karlsson to its risk team as portfolio manager and senior associate, respectively.
Encina Capital Partners launched Encina Lender Finance, a new independent lender finance platform targeting commercial and consumer specialty finance companies in the U.S. and Canada. Luke Graham and John Thomas will lead the new platform.
The SEC announced charges against a Houston-based hedge fund manager and his firm accused of defrauding investors in two hedge funds and steering bloated fees to a brokerage firm CEO who is also charged in the case.