Private Equity Partners

Sponsor Finance

A streamlined process designed to address the specific needs of Private Equity clients.

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Relationship-based lending services

Stifel Bank is home to a dedicated Sponsor Finance Group focused on senior cash flow lending. Our experienced bankers take a nimble, tailored approach to cash flow lending. We work diligently with both private equity clients and their portfolio companies to provide customized lending solutions that meet their evolving needs.

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Working with our Sponsor Finance Group

With decades of experience, the Sponsor Finance Group (SFG) is designed to support the portfolio companies of our middle market Private Equity clients. Our team offers tailored solutions for each transaction, with a streamlined approval process to facilitate quick responses.

  • We provide national coverage across a diverse set of industries for senior cash flow loans including: Revolvers, Term Loans, Delayed Draw Term Loans, Senior Stretch, FOLO, and Unitranche
  • The portfolio companies we work with typically have EBITDA of $7 – $70 million
  • We are able to act as Lead, Sole Lender, or Participant in transactions
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$3.2bn

Total Commitments Issued through 2023

$1.4bn

Portfolio of Commitments through 2023

66

Transacted with 66 discrete Sponsors

Proud to be a Part of Your Journey

A look at some of our most highly structured and complex transactions.

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Kendra Scott & Berkshire Partners

$22,500,000

Oct 2023

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Seakeeper & Madison Industries

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 2023

Logo_Alliance-Mobile Logo_CentrePartners

Alliance Mobile & Centre Partners

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 2023

Logo_Madison-SafetyFlow Logo_MadisonIndustries

Madison Safety & Flow & Madison Industries

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 2022

Logo_KDVLabel Logo_MasonWells

KDV & Mason Wells

Undisclosed Amount

Jul 2023

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Allied & Stone Point Capital

$17,500,000

Jul 2023

Logo_TransnetYX Logo_ThompsonStreet

Transnet YX & Thompson Street

Undisclosed Amount

Jun 2023

Logo_StructuralConcepts Logo_MasonWells

SC & Mason Wells

Undisclosed Amount

May 2023

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MGS & Mason Wells

Undisclosed Amount

May 2023

Logo_Accord-Carton Logo_MasonWells

Accord Carton & Mason Wells

Undisclosed Amount

May 2023

Logo_SkyMarkRefuelers Logo_SkyIsland

SkyMark & Sky Island Capital

Undisclosed Amount

Mar 2023

Logo_MPC Logo_CompassGroup-EquityPartners

MPC & Compass Group

Undisclosed Amount

Mar 2023

Logo_Auto-Wares Logo_KinderhookIndustries

Auto-Wares & Kinderhook Industries

$20,000,000

Mar 2023

Logo_UptimeInstitute Logo_DominusCapital

Uptime Institute & Dominus Capital

$32,500,000

Feb 2023

Logo_REIC Logo_KinderhookIndustries

REIC & Kinderhook Industries

$28,668,000

Feb 2023

Logo_LincolnPropertyCompany Logo_StonePointCapital

Lincoln Property Company & Stone Point Capital

Undisclosed Amount

Feb 2023

Logo_Phoenix Logo_Clarendon

Phoenix & Clarendon

Undisclosed Amount

Jan 2023

Logo_Buffalo Logo_MasonWells

Buffalo games & puzzles & Mason Wells

Undisclosed Amount

Jan 2023

Logo_ATC-Drivetrain Logo_Crestview

Atc Drivetrain & Crestview

Undisclosed Amount

Jan 2023

Logo_Tempest Logo_Pfingsten

Tempest & PFINGSTEN

Undisclosed Amount

Dec 2022

Logo_SybridgeTechnologies Logo_Crestview

Sybridge & Crestview

$30,000,000

Dec 2022

Logo_LMC Logo_Trivest

LMC & Trivest

$30,000,000

Dec 2022

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HighGround & Trivest

$15,000,000

Dec 2022

Logo_LegalPartners Logo_EurekaEquityPartners

Legal Partners & Eureka

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 2022

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CITC Water & Trivest

$13,500,000

Nov 2022

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Stake Center & Undisclosed Buyer

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 2022

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NEC & PFINGSTEN

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 2022

Logo_Madison-SafetyFlow Logo_MadisonIndustries

Madison Safety & Flow & Madison Industries

Undisclosed Amount

Jul 2023

Logo_Kindthread Logo_HeadwaterInvestments

kindthread & LKCM Headwater

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 2022

Logo_IGS Logo_InterlockEquity

IGS & Interlock

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 2022

Logo_Deltech Logo_SKCapital

Deltech & SK Capital

$12,000,000

Oct 2022

Logo_Alliance-Consumer-Group Logo_HeadwaterInvestments

Alliance Consumer Group & LKCM Headwater

$26,129,000

Oct 2022

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Wall Recycling & Allied Industrial Partners

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 2022

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Lotus Beverage Solutions & Ronin

$16,000,000

Aug 2022

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Florida Engery & Compass Group

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 2022

Logo_DueNorth Logo_RONIN

Due North & Ronin

$13,840,000

Aug 2022

Logo_Digicomm Logo_Crestview

Digicomm International & Crestview

$20,000,000

Aug 2022

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VensureHR & Stone Point Capital

$38,300,000

Jul 2022

Logo_Unistrut Logo_Brixey-and-Meyer

Unistrut Midwest & Brixey & Meyer Capital

Undisclosed Amount

Jul 2022

Logo_PeopleShare Logo_Trivest

People Share & Trivest

$38,500,000

Jul 2022

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BH & Sentinel

$205,000,000

Jun 2022

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Polymedco & Round Table Hhealth Partners

Undisclosed Amount

Jun 2022

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L.B.White & Mason Wells

$27,000,000

Jun 2022

Logo_FortressBrand Logo_Trivest

For Tress Brand & Trivest

$25,000,000

Jun 2022

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Fairbank Equipment & PFINGSTEN

Undisclosed Amount

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Waste Eliminator & Allied Industrial Partners

Undisclosed Amount

May 2022

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EVRI & the edgewater funds

$21,840,000

May 2022

Logo_Cornerstone Logo_Shoreview

Corner Stone & ShoreView

Undisclosed Amount

Apr 2022

Get to Know our Stifel Sponsor Finance Group

Our team of experienced professionals understands the importance of long-term relationships and how to exceed the expectations of private equity clients when solving for a variety of financing needs. Our dedicated team serves as a one-stop solution from origination through the life of the loan, complemented by our client-first approach, speed, and consistent deliverability.

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