mezzanine investors

mezzanine investors

Persons or companies who advance money to a business and receive, in return, a combination of promissory notes and preferential ownership shares in the business. Just as the mezzanine is the balcony-type partial floor of a building, between the ground floor and the second floor,so too a mezzanine investor occupies the middle ground with more risk than the first and second mortgage lenders, but not as much risk as the owners and other investors. See also capital stack.

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During the last couple of years it has been one of the most active mezzanine investors in the Israeli life sciences sector.
DIC and the mezzanine investors are still mulling their own bid to restructure the company's debt, one of the sources said, adding that this might include a bigger capital injection.
After three years at Goldman Sachs and three years as an investment officer for Starwood Mezzanine Investors and Starwood Opportunity Fund IV, he served from 1998 to 2007 in progressively senior roles at iStar Financial Inc.
Furthermore, the growth of the CRE CDO market has continued to encourage subordinate and mezzanine investors to lay off risk into CDOs instead of embracing a buy-and-hold strategy.
From mezzanine investors to investment banks and even the public markets, new companies need more cash than the VC investment.
He says more patient investors -- called mezzanine investors -- will sometimes allow a longer lead time, make some money off of interest on a loan and expect to have some warrants (equity shares) in the company.
The ICCC is a free program providing web-based training workshops, a daylong educational program on equity and growth financing, and a one-day event connecting business participants with investors including private equity firms, VCs, mezzanine investors and angel investors.
The FSJC team provides privately negotiated senior secured loans that would not typically attract the attention of conventional banks, commercial finance companies, collateralized loan obligation managers, hedge funds and mezzanine investors.
Furthermore, the growth of the real estate CDO market has encouraged subordinate and mezzanine investors to lay off risk into CDOs instead of embracing a buy-and-hold strategy.
Unlike many other traditional mezzanine investors, Capital Resource Partners is not just a passive capital provider but a partner and active advisor to portfolio companies.
Principally, this debt will come from healthy banks (in the form of small loans), larger life insurers, selected new mezzanine investors, mortgage REITs, specialty finance companies and some offshore banks and sovereign wealth funds.
Principal investors in and/or financing sources for MCMC include Alliance Mezzanine Investors (http://www.