Mezz Lenders Look To Lower Middle Market

April 2005
Bank Loan Report;4/4/2005, Vol. 20 Issue 13, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on mezzanine funds lenders' who seek debt financing perspectives in lower middle market. A few years ago many mezzanine lenders would not even think of providing debt financing for lower middle market companies. Many mezzanine players have changed their tune lately in light of the current market's ultra competitive conditions and relatively tight pricing spreads. Mezzanine players are looking for more returns in the formerly overlooked lower middle market. The lower middle market in the view of many market participants comprises companies with about $20 million and in many cases lower than $10 million. The lower middle market does not get as much attention from lenders offering more opportunities for asset hungry mezzanine players.


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