Solar Capital seeks to generate current income by investing primarily in senior secured loans and subordinated debt of private, middle market companies. On a selective basis, Solar Capital makes control investments in specialty finance companies, as well as non-control equity investments that provide the potential for capital appreciation. Our investment advisor draws upon its broad knowledge base to identify, assess, and structure investments across all levels of a company’s capital structure.
Solar Capital's investment advisor, Solar Capital Partners, employs a private equity approach to its credit underwriting process, with a focus on preservation of capital. Its investment professionals apply a partnership approach when seeking investments, which allows us to provide comprehensive financing solutions while promoting long-term relationships, rather than focusing on one-off transactions. This approach, as well as our lack of affiliation with a private equity firm, has enabled Solar Capital Partners to develop meaningful alliances with sponsors and an extensive network of relationships for direct origination of investment opportunities. Senior management is involved in each transaction, providing our clients with timely feedback and a straightforward credit approval process.
Solar Capital Partners manages credit risk by applying a rigorous, hands-on underwriting process for each investment. Its comprehensive approach begins with thorough due diligence for all prospective investments and continues with a disciplined monitoring process, which includes ongoing dialogue with company management and sponsors.
Our investments are diversified and generally range between $15 million and $100 million in size. Solar Capital Partners concentrates its investing activities in industries characterized by strong cash flows and in which their investment professionals have extensive knowledge and experience.