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Sponsor Finance

We provide cash flow and asset-based senior debt for private equity backed transactions in the middle market throughout the United States.

One-stop leveraged transaction services – originations, structuring, underwriting and distribution

As one of the largest providers of senior capital to middle market businesses, our approach is based on our long-term commitment to private equity sponsor-owned businesses and deep knowledge and experience across various industries.


  • Underwrite & syndicate
  • Integrated portfolio management approach
  • Flexible structures:
    • Senior secured
    • Stretch senior
    • Unitranche
    • Asset based

Products & services

  • Term loans
  • Revolving lines of credit
  • Acquisition lines/delayed draw term loans
  • Interest rate derivatives
  • Treasury services/cash management
  • Equipment finance
  • Trade finance/factoring
  • Private placements

Financing solutions

  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Recapitalizations
  • Growth financings
  • Add-on Acquisitions
  • Refinancings

Sponsor financing deal criteria

The following criteria must be met for sponsor financing:

  • Minimum debt requirement $10 million per transaction
  • Must have committed equity
  • Businesses must have a minimum of $10MM of revenue
  • Businesses must have a minimum of three years of good historical performance

Expanded asset management capabilities

CIT offers a broader set of cash flow-based and asset-based debt solutions to further satisfy the needs of our customers.

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We are strongly committed to the private equity market and value the tenured relationships we have with our sponsors. Learn how as one of the largest providers of capital to middle market businesses we can help you achieve your goals.