Since 2008, regulatory changes and public perception have forced traditional banks to notably pull back their lending activities. Enabling technology allows for efficient screening of credit and ease of use via online services. This has allowed new alternative (non-bank) lenders to emerge and flourish in the alternative lending space (Specialty Finance) and form viable, robust businesses with experienced management and solid backing.
Rapid growth and anticipated strong future prospects of the alternative lending marketplace has required a need to supply these lenders with a reliable source of lending capital. An opportunity exists to attain attractive net returns in a secured environment by providing a stable source of lending capital to these lenders. Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC (VPC) are considered global leaders in this field having completed more than $ 4.6 billion of investments and commitments across 30 platforms in this sector1.
About Victory Park Capital
VPC is a privately held SEC registered investment advisor dedicated to alternative investing through the management of its investment vehicles. As specialists in credit and private equity investments, VPC focuses on middle market companies across a diversified range of industries. Whether as a lender or a control investor, VPC seeks to identify opportunities where it believes the potential for reward outweighs the risks entailed. Founded in 2007, VPC is headquartered in Chicago with additional resources in London, Los Angeles and New York.
1. The VPC Specialty Finance Portfolio is a composite of certain loan investments plus warrants or minority equity positions relating to such investments made by the VPC Funds and co-investments undertaken on behalf of certain clients during the period of July 28th, 2010 through June 30th, 2016, that are similar to the types of investments that VPC expects to make on behalf of any Canadian offerings of the VPC Specialty Lending Strategy.
Source VPC: As of September 30th, 2016