Growing in a Difficult Banking Climate
Evergreen Consulting CEO Brent Grover recently interviewed Andrew E. Randall, president of TriState Capital Ohio, Cleveland, OH, about distributor relationships with bankers in a tough climate, where credit markets are tight, and financial institutions have become cautious and conservative.
Randall says this environment may continue for another 12 months or so but will create opportunities for banks not affected by current economic challenges to look at well-structured and well-priced opportunities. Randall offered up a recent transaction as an example: a senior debt financing for an acquisition by Supply Chain Equity Partners, a private equity group based in Cleveland, OH, with an exclusive focus on wholesaler-distributors. The transaction typified the type of borrower ...
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