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Wingspire Capital Acquires Liberty Commercial Finance to Enhance Equipment Finance Platform

Wingspire Capital agreed to acquire Liberty Commercial Finance. The acquisition will provide Wingspire Capital with a direct originations platform that has a nationwide market presence in the United States providing equipment finance solutions to middle-market companies. read more

All Day Long: Independents Leverage Agility to Succeed

Independents have more freedom than their regulated counterparts, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to the fluctuations of the marketplace. In an exclusive Q&A with Monitor, leaders from Liberty Commercial Finance, GreatAmerica Financial Services, Financial Partners Group and Verdant Commercial Capital discuss how they’re navigating toward success in today’s environment.... read more

Liberty Commercial Finance Adds Lee as COO and General Counsel

Liberty Commercial Finance added to its senior management team by hiring Dustin Lee as chief operating officer and general counsel. Lee most recently served as director of commercial business controls at Fifth Third Bank. read more

Silver Linings and Rays of Optimism

The cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hover. Although the Delta variant threatens to exacerbate existing obstacles and introduce new challenges, the leaders of three Monitor 101+ companies also see many opportunities in the next year ahead. ... read more

Liberty Commercial Finance Closes Private Placement of $30MM of Unsecured Notes

Liberty Commercial Finance closed a private placement of $30 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured notes rated BBB by Egan Jones. Piper Sandler served as the sole placement agent for the offering.  read more

Liberty Commercial Finance Hires Sarago as Chief Investment Officer

Marcelo Sarago joined Liberty Commercial Finance as chief investment officer. In this newly created role, Sarago will be responsible for evaluating, structuring and approving client opportunities. He previously worked for White Oak Global Advisors, Citigroup, ICON Investments and ECN Capital. read more

Liberty Commercial Finance Closes New Senior Lending Facility with Texas Capital Bank

Liberty Commercial Finance, an independent equipment lease and finance company, closed a new senior lending facility with Texas Capital Bank to further expand its direct funding capabilities. read more

Rapid, Sustainable Direct Channel Momentum

Eric Freeman launched Liberty Commercial Finance in April 2017, and in less than three years the independent finance company was on the receiving end of a minority investment from Copley Equity Partners. Charting the No. 1 new business volume of the 101+ group in 2019, Liberty has established a solid trajectory for growth in the years to come. ... read more

The Entrepreneurs Are Alive and Well

Most high growth equipment finance companies have one thing in common: leaders with the vision and drive to achieve great results. Guest Editor Chris Enbom shares the stories of three entrepreneurs who, respectively, led an independent, a captive and a bank affiliate to success in the inaugural Monitor 101+ ranking. ... read more

Liberty Commercial Finance Receives Investment from Copley Equity Partners

Liberty Commercial Finance, an independent equipment lease and finance company, received a minority investment from Copley Equity Partners, a private investment firm focused on providing capital and resources to middle market companies. read more

Independents: The Flexibility & Freedom to Serve Unique Customers

Leaders from six independent equipment finance companies joined Monitor for a roundtable discussion on one question: What does it mean to be an independent? They discuss the innovative nature of these entrepreneurs, their ability to specialize and their freedom when it comes to structuring deals and accessing capital.... read more

Liberty Commercial Finance Sees Record Volume in H1/2019

Liberty Commercial Finance has established a new volume record in the first half of 2019 with $131.8 million funded, a 304% increase over the same period in 2018. read more

GE Capital Alum Wilkens Joins Liberty Commercial Finance as VP

Liberty Commercial Finance added GE Capital alum Heather Wilkens to its lease administration team as vice president of Documentation and Funding. read more

Miller Joins Liberty Commercial Finance as VP of Marketing

Jill Miller joined equipment financing provider Liberty Commercial Finance as vice president of Marketing. She will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic direct and digital marketing initiatives. read more

Liberty Commercial Finance Adds Rockhold as SVP/Credit & Capital Markets

Liberty Commercial Finance hired Rick Rockhold as senior vice president of Credit and Capital Markets, continuing the growth of its senior management team. read more

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