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Commercial Credit, Inc. Partners with BDT Capital Partners

February 12, 2019, 07:25 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

Commercial Credit, Inc., an equipment and accounts receivable finance company and the parent company of Commercial Credit Group Inc. and Commercial Funding Inc., has partnered with BDT Capital Partners, a merchant bank that provides family- and founder-led businesses with long-term, differentiated capital, which will be making a majority equity investment in the company.

With this transaction, Commercial Credit, one of the largest independent commercial finance companies, will continue to expand its equipment and accounts receivable financing businesses.

President and CEO Dan McDonough states, “We’re thrilled to partner with BDT. Their culture, way of doing business and long-term perspective mirror ours and their patient capital will support the growth of our company, the development of our people and our ability to deliver superior customer service in the years to come. We thank Lovell Minnick for their support over the past seven years and appreciate their dedication and loyalty to our business and employees.”

“We are excited to partner with founder and CEO Dan McDonough and his highly experienced management team,” said Dan Jester, President of BDT Capital Partners. “Commercial Credit’s specialized equipment finance expertise, focus on credit quality and superior customer service have contributed to its strong results. Our long-term capital, combined with Commercial Credit’s differentiated approach to commercial lending, will provide a solid foundation for the company to continue helping its customers navigate business cycles, acquire equipment and scale their own businesses.”

John Cochran, Partner at Lovell Minnick, commented, “We are extraordinarily proud of Commercial Credit and its accomplishments, not just during our long and productive partnership together, but over a history that spans nearly 15 years. The company’s steady growth and consistent execution demonstrate the resilience of their business model, the strength of their team, and their commitment to serving their clients.”

Brad Armstrong, Partner at Lovell Minnick, added, “Commercial Credit exemplifies the type of successful independent specialty finance company we strive to find and build, one that is positioned to navigate an ever-evolving marketplace. This marks an important milestone, not just for Lovell Minnick and our limited partners, but for Commercial Credit, which is aligning itself with BDT, a premier organization with deep expertise and extensive resources available to perpetuate the company’s success.”

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter and is subject to customary closing conditions. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and Ardea Partners LP advised Commercial Credit in connection with the transaction.

Commercial Credit, through its wholly owned subsidiaries Commercial Credit Group Inc. and Commercial Funding Inc., provides equipment loans and leases to small and mid-sized businesses in the construction, fleet transportation, machine tool and manufacturing, and waste industries, and accounts receivable factoring in a variety of industries. Since its inception in 2004, the Company has originated over $4 billion of finance receivables. The company has its headquarters in Charlotte, NC. It operates full-service offices in Buffalo, NY, Naperville, IL, Hamilton, ON and Salt Lake City, UT.

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