In 2017, the Company acquired North Mill Capital LLC ("North Mill"), a commercial finance company that specializes in making senior secured asset-backed loans and factoring arrangements with small and medium-sized companies. SLRC's equity investment in SLR Business Credit produces current income based on its commercial finance investment activities and is expected to generate net long term capital gains.
North Mill was founded in 2010 by its senior management team who originally launched the strategy in 1995 and have worked together for more than 25 years across multiple organizations.
In Q1, 2021, North Mill was renamed "SLR Business Credit" in conjunction with a rebranding initiative.
Privately-owned, small to medium-sized businesses who have limited access to bank financing
Primarily US-based companies operating in the manufacturing, services and distribution industries
NMC is typically the agent and sole lender to its borrowers
Loan tenor of 1-to-3 years; average life of ~2.5 years
Financing structures primarily include asset-based loans (revolving) and factoring agreements (revolving)
Loans are collateralized on a first lien basis in all cases, primarily by accounts receivable
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