Going Beyond Banks: Raising Private Capital

Going Beyond Banks: Raising Private Capital

Published in CFO

Eighty percent of executives say they’re optimistic about non-bank financing. Could these lenders be a fit for your company?

The economy is ripe for liquidity and capital-formation activity, and middle-market executives are confident in their ability to secure financing and close deals before the end of the year. According to a recent CohnReznick study of 300 C-level executives, 1 in 5 say they are planning to do a capital raise or liquidity event in the next six months. These middle-market executives know this is a time of great opportunity: 90% of executives surveyed are optimistic about their ability to raise capital if they need it.

While two-thirds of respondents indicated that a commercial bank is one of the “most likely sources of capital for a liquidity event or capital raise,” executives are also considering other options. This seems prudent. Though many banks are eager to expand their business loan portfolios, regulatory constraints often keep banks from lending to highly leveraged businesses.

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