Tag Archives: Specialty Lending

Paying for the Tinsel: The Unromantic Task of Financing Independent Movies

Hollywood is full of Cinderalla stories — plucky independent movies like Rocky and My Big Fat Greek Wedding that defy the odds and become blockbusters. Adrian Ward, senior vice president at Pacific Mercantile Bank, has been financing independent movies for 25 years without reading a script. He shares the true story behind the financing of independent film productions.

Bridging the Gap: Forming an Alternative Debt Financing Alliance

Patrick Dalton examines the changing role of alternative lenders in the rapidly evolving lending landscape. Due to regulatory constraints, he says it is often in the best interest of a borrower — and a senior lender — to form a strategic partnership with an alternative lender that has institutional knowledge of various asset classes.

Vying for Deals in a Specialized Arena — Why Crossroads is Leaving No Stone Unturned

With so many options for borrowers in today’s alternative and specialty lending environments, lenders need to develop a niche and be open to partnering with other financial partners to land new business in the competitive environment. Darren Palestine, director of sales and marketing director at Crossroads Financial, discusses creative solutions in the marketplace and how Crossroads recently worked with a factor to fund a unique deal, taking out the bank position in the process.

Lending to Restaurants Pitfalls in Perfecting Security Interests

Lenders have historically shied away from lending to restaurants for a variety of reasons, with the high restaurant failure rate ranking top among concerns. But as the restaurant industry is poised to experience its fifth consecutive year of growth, lenders should consider adding restaurants to their portfolios. Anderson Kill Attorney Inez M. Markovich discusses four potential pitfalls that jeopardize the priority of a lender’s security interest in a restaurant’s assets.