SLR seeks to deliver steady quarterly income-driven returns to investors by investing primarily in senior secured cash flow loans issued to sponsor-owned upper middle market companies and niche specialty finance asset-based loans, both offering attractive risk-return characteristics. On a selective basis, we make control investments in specialty finance companies. The firm invests primarily in U.S.-domiciled companies.


SLR’s investment professionals utilize their deep relationships with middle market financial sponsors, intermediaries, and management teams to generate proprietary investment opportunities. We collaborate with our borrowers to provide customized financing solutions. Our senior investment professionals remain involved at each stage of the investment process from origination through repayment.

Due Diligence

We take a private equity-style approach to credit investing that incorporates extensive due diligence. We draw upon the investment experience, industry expertise, and network of contacts of our senior investment professionals, who on average have over 20 years of experience. A critical component of our analysis is focused on downside protection, including the collateral value for asset-based loans, and a borrower’s ability to meet its debt service requirements.


SLR seeks to identify the best risk-adjusted return investment opportunity across a borrower’s capital structure by assessing the relative attractiveness of financing a borrower’s cash flow and/or its assets. We believe the flexibility to offer a range of financing solutions provides SLR with an enhanced ability to protect capital and earn a return commensurate with the risk over multiple economic cycles while meeting our borrowers' financing needs.


SLR manages credit risk by applying a rigorous, hands-on underwriting process, which emphasizes research and analysis, to each investment. Our comprehensive approach continues with disciplined monitoring until the loan is repaid, which includes ongoing dialogue with company management and financial sponsors.