New Ventures

Stichler Hired to Lead National Funding Expansion

National Funding said it will expand into the middle market lending segment targeting medium-sized businesses. The company said Todd Stichler was hired to lead this effort as director of Middle Market Lending. read more

Dave Fate to Lead New Commercial Finance Company

Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced the commencement of its operations with financial backing from Security Benefit. President/CEO Dave Fate is joined by former GE Capital and AIG senior executives in the venture. read more

Equipment Finance Group, Seabury Form New Global Platform

Seabury Group and Equipment Finance Group announced the formation of Seabury Equipment Finance Group, which will provide manufacturers with customized vendor-based captive finance programs. read more

Unify Launches Leasing and Financing Business

Unify announced it has launched Unify Capital, a full service leasing and financing business to provide competitive financing for customers in North America. read more

Balboa Launches Franchise Financing Platform

Balboa Capital announced the launch of an online financing platform that provides quick-service restaurant and hospitality franchise owners with a way to apply for financing and business loan products. read more

Guidant, BoeFly Partner to Offer ‘Funding Assurance’

Guidant Financial announced a partnership with BoeFly, an online marketplace for small business loans, to introduce Guidant’s Funding Assurance program at the International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention. read more

Seabury Launches New Platform within Corporate Finance Unit

Seabury Group launched a merchant banking platform within Seabury Corporate Finance, headed by Patrick Henry Dowling, who previously held executive level positons with Tygris Commercial Finance, CIT Leveraged Finance and GE Capital. read more

AerGen Leasing Launched to Serve Mid/Late-Life Aircraft Operators

AerGen Management Services announced the launch of AerGen Leasing, a new aircraft leasing company focused on providing leasing and asset management solutions to for operators of mid-life and late-life aircraft and engines. read more

Bank of the West Hires Wells Fargo RVP to Open Atlanta Office

Bank of the West announced it has opened an office in Metro Atlanta. The office will be led by Atlanta banker Chris Torie who previously served as regional vice president of Commercial Banking for Wells Fargo. read more

Mitsubishi Establishes Aircraft Leasing JV

Mitsubishi, through its 100% subsidiary MC Aviation Partners, entered into an agreement with Cheung Kong to newly establish a joint venture dedicated to aircraft leasing. read more

Gordon Brothers, BlackRock Kelso Launch Finance Company

BlackRock Kelso Capital announced it has completed a transaction with Gordon Brothers Group to launch Gordon Brothers Finance. As a portfolio company of BlackRock Kelso, GBFC will continue to focus on asset-based lending. read more

Global Jet Capital Announces Launch

Global Jet Capital, launched by global investment first GSO Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group and AE Industrial Partners, officially began business jets leasing and lending operations. read more

Global Jet Capital Launches at 2014 NBAA Convention

Global Jet Capital, a new company providing leasing and lending solutions for large-cabin, long-range business jets, announced it has officially begun operations. read more

Marlin Launches Franchise Finance Group

Marlin Business Services announced the launch of its Franchise Finance Group with the hiring of Joshua A. Rouswell as director of Franchise Financing and Joseph G. Hayes as Franchise Finance manager. read more

DLL Launches Express Finance

DLL announced the launch of Express Finance, a unique mobile application for financing that simplifies the sales process from prospect to quote through contract execution. read more

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