A Leading Direct Lender
to U.S. Middle Market Companies


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.

Relationship &
Solutions Focused


Co-founded by Michael Gross and Bruce Spohler in 2006, SLR and its affiliates are supported by a team of approximately 300 employees including approximately 130 origination and investment professionals in over a dozen 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.

Financing across the
capital structure

Financial solutions

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 SLR’s diversified platform to provide a range of cash flow and asset-based products and have the scale to be a full solutions provider. Since inception, SLR and its affiliates have invested approximately $14.0 billion in 750+ portfolio companies.

Invest your money
where we invest ours





SLR Capital Partners manages public and private yield-oriented investment vehicles that are designed to extract an illiquidity premium from the private middle market direct lending asset class relative to historically lower-yielding syndicated loan markets.


SLR is the manager of publicly-traded closed-end business development companies (“BDCs”), separately managed accounts (“SMAs”), and private credit funds. SLR investment professionals maintain alignment of interests through significant investments as principals alongside our investors.

Public BDCs

Private Credit Funds

Strategic Partnerships