SLR Capital Partners, LLC (“SLR”) is an independent boutique asset manager focused on direct lending with expertise across a range of primarily senior secured financing solutions for U.S. middle market companies. From our roots as a cash flow direct lender to sponsor-owned companies, the SLR platform has evolved into a diversified commercial finance solutions provider encompassing cash flow, asset-based lending and specialty finance.
Co-founded by Michael Gross and Bruce Spohler in 2006, SLR and its commercial finance affiliates owned by SLR Investment Corp. (the "SLR Platform") are supported by a team of approximately 300 professionals, 135 of which are focused on originations and underwriting in approximately 20 offices across the U.S. Our dedicated asset class teams are led by senior investment professionals who have highly specialized direct lending expertise and lengthy industry experience building and managing large scale credit-focused investment businesses.
SLR provides U.S. middle market businesses and intermediaries with bespoke debt financing solutions to fund working capital, acquisition, refinancing and growth capital requirements. We leverage the experience, flexibility and expertise of the SLR platform to provide a range of cash flow and asset-based products and have the scale to be a full solutions provider. Since its inception, SLR and its affiliates have invested over $16 billion in more than 1,500 portfolio companies.
Senior secured cash flow loans to financial sponsor-backed companies focused on upper middle market borrowers
Senior secured asset based working capital facilities focused on manufacturing, service and distribution industries
Creative, flexible and complex asset-based and cash flow financing across diverse industries
Essential use equipment lease and loan financing primarily for non-investment grade borrowers
Senior secured asset based working capital loans to mid-sized commercial finance companies
Secured, asset based loans for small and mid-sized companies that provide healthcare products and services exclusively
Life Science Finance
Senior secured facilities to later stage drug, device, diagnostic and Healthcare IT development companies
Essential use equipment lease for information technology, healthcare and commercial investment grade borrowers
SLR Capital Partners manages public and private yield-oriented investment vehicles that are designed to earn an illiquidity premium from the private middle market direct lending asset class relative to historically lower-yielding syndicated loan markets.
SLR currently manages multiple business development companies, including SLR Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: SLRC), as well as private funds and separately managed accounts. SLR investment professionals maintain alignment of interests through significant investments as principals alongside our investors.