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  • Non-traditional Asset-based Lending (“ABL”): Crystal Financial

    Business Overview

    • Strategic portfolio acquisition by Solar Capital in 2012 enabling diversification into secured non-traditional ABL asset class
    • Crystal Financial LLC (“Crystal”) specializes in making secured loans to companies who typically cannot access traditional ABL and cash flow capital providers
    • The core team has been together since 1993 and has originated, underwritten and managed in excess of $20bn of new secured debt for its clients
    • Headquartered in Boston, Crystal operates a satellite BDO office in Atlanta, GA. The company employs ~20 individuals.

    Borrower Profile Characteristics

    • U.S. middle market companies across a diverse set of industries

    • Typically, companies are facing some form of stress or lack of available capital from traditional banks due to recent regulation

    Typical Transaction Profile

    • Senior secured, collateral-based underwriting

    • Lend at a discount to liquidation value of collateral

    • Floating rate

    • Meaningful upfront fees and prepayment penalties

    • Meaningful maintenance covenants

    Portfolio Snapshot(1)

    As of June 30, 2020
    Structure: Portfolio Company
    (Pass-thru Entity)
    Investment Portfolio: $587 million
    # of Issuers:  35
    Average Position Size:  $17.0 million
    % of Investments Secured: 100%
    % of Investments Floating:  ~99%
     Weighted AVG Asset-level Yield: 10.2%(2)
     Non-Traditional ABL as % of Comprehensive Portfolio: 37.2% 
    (1) (1)Includes Crystal Financial's full portfolio and other asset-based and lender finance senior secured loans held on the Company's balance sheet.
    (2) Represents the weighted average of each individual loan’s internal rate of return for loans held at Crystal Financial and yield to maturity for loans held by SLRC.
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