Middle Market Lending

Investment Criteria

Financing Solutions:
  • First Lien Debt
  • Senior Stretch Loans
  • One-Stop Financings
  • Second Lien Debt
  • Mezzanine Debt
  • Equity Co-Investments
  • Delayed Draw Term Loans
Industry Focus:
  • Healthcare
  • Software & Technology
  • Industrials
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Food & Restaurants
  • Grocery & Retail
  • Marketing Services
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Containers & Packaging
Deal Size:
  • Target Hold & Commitment Size:
    Up to $100 million

Our Business

As a preeminent lending partner to equity sponsors, Fifth Street provides custom-tailored financing solutions to private, growing small and mid-sized companies. Our platform is nationally recognized: Most recently, Fifth Street received the 2015 ACG New York Champion's Award for "Lender Firm of the Year," and other previously received accolades include the ACG New York Champion's Award for "Senior Lender Firm of the Year," "Lender Firm of the Year" by The M&A Advisor and "Lender of the Year" by Mergers & Acquisitions.

To meet the needs of our sponsors, we have cultivated multiple sources of capital through two publicly-traded business development companies (BDCs), Fifth Street Finance Corp. and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp., SBIC subsidiaries, CLOs, senior secured loan programs (SSLPs) and a hedge fund. As a result, we are one of a handful of middle market lenders able to hold up to $100 million on our balance sheet.

Sponsor partners choose us because we offer the complete package: a simplified capital structure, flexible financing and certainty of close. We focus on consistently fulfilling our sponsors’ needs with reliability, flexibility and impeccable service. As dependable, collaborative partners, we place your needs at the forefront while recognizing that timely and diligent execution is paramount.

Capital Markets & Syndication Capabilities

We have a dedicated team exclusively focused on capital markets and syndications. Our capabilities include:

  • Structuring and pricing a variety of middle market transactions
  • Creating innovative solutions to complex transactions
  • Syndicating a portion of our larger transactions to our senior and junior lending partners
  • Sourcing participations in both middle market club and larger syndicated transactions