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North Mill Equipment Finance Reports Record Annual Originations

January 10, 2023, 07:23 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

North Mill Equipment Finance LLC (NMEF), an independent commercial equipment lender located in Norwalk, CT, announced 2022 was the best year in the company’s 65-year history. Organic lease and loan originations reached an all-time high and financial and operational key performance indicator (KPIs) exceeded all expectations.

“The NMEF team’s extraordinary work ethic and genuine belief in what we do every day helped catapult this company to a level never seen before,” said David C. Lee, Chairman and CEO at NMEF. “When we completed our recapitalization in 2018, we set out on a goal of increasing the Company’s size by over 10x to a billion dollars in assets within five years. I could not be prouder that this team not only achieved our goal a year early but made that achievement with KPIs and profitability levels that exceeded our most optimistic projection models.”

Mark Bonanno, President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “NMEF’s annual organic origination volume increased by 76 percent from the prior year to $542 million while total origination volume, including portfolio purchases, increased by 46 percent to $570 million. What was truly remarkable was this growth was achieved without increasing our employee count nor the amount of credit applications received. Moreover, average yields did not decline while the average credit quality of borrowers increased. Investments in technology, such as our recently launched, industry leading, broker portal and deeper strategic relationships with our largest referral partners, including providing over $75 million in capital support to such partners, enabled us to improve our look to book ratio by 40 percent and to raise our average transaction size by 24 percent.”

“NMEF has never been in a stronger operational and financial position to weather the widely predicted economic storm coming in 2023 where access to liquidity will be paramount. In addition to the support of our majority owner, InterVest Capital Partners, NMEF has in place separate credit facilities with five major senior lending institutions. In 2022 we completed two term ABS securitizations with total proceeds of $724 million,” said Pier Snider, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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