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Sponsor Finance

You need your debt provider to make quick decisions and have the ability to deliver on those decisions without any late surprises. At BMO Harris Bank, our experienced, dedicated team of financing professionals will ensure you get the speed and certainty of close you need to finance your middle-market transactions.

Transaction Trends

We know that consistency is paramount when it comes to the needs of middle-market private equity sponsors. At BMO Harris Bank, the same team works with you from initial review to ongoing portfolio management, delivering the reliable execution and follow-through that you demand. The senior members of our Sponsor Finance team average 20 years of experience in structuring and syndicating leveraged transactions for the middle market. The Sponsor Finance group draws on this expertise and broad industry knowledge to look at the larger picture of a potential acquisition, helping you assess opportunities and risks to reach smarter, quicker decisions.

Our relationships with private equity firms run long and deep, and our commitment to you doesn't end at the close of the transaction. BMO Harris Bank seamlessly provides financing and investment banking capabilities as your companies' requirements expand. Because we've been an active lender through all market and economic cycles, you can be confident that you're working with a partner that takes the long-term view and will offer a sound, rational approach during periods of volatility. Furthermore, working with BMO Harris Bank means you get access to our comprehensive banking services, including treasury management, interest rate hedging, institutional trust services (including 401(k)) and private wealth management. And our Sponsor Fund Lending professionals give private equity firms a fast, flexible and convenient means to access capital—for short-term and long-term applications—without tapping the resources of limited partners.

Our Sponsor Finance team is dedicated to providing capital to private equity firms, so we understand the complexities involved in middle-market transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital. Each quarter, we summarize the data from our transaction review process to produce Transaction Trends. This newsletter provides trends and insights for critical deal metrics such as leverage, pricing and overall deal makeup to offer private equity sponsors a clearer picture of the financing climate in the middle market. To view past issues, click here

With our long-term presence in sponsor finance, broad geographical reach, and the resources, stability, and strong balance sheet of BMO Harris Bank, you're working with a partner that will help simplify the path to completing your deals.

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