Search Fund Lending

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Your CEO Journey Starts Here: BankProv’s Expert Search Fund Lending Includes:

  • Experience with capital structures that include seller debt, earn-outs, mezzanine debt & equity rollover
  • Acquisition term loan based on enterprise value
  • Additional financing for add-on acquisitions
  • Ability to refinance seller note and dividend recap based on performance
  • Senior debt up to 3x earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA)
  • Onboarding specialist to transition cash management and deposit operations
Search fund lending

BankProv's Search Fund Lending: Your Path to CEO Success

  • Flexible Capital Solutions: Tailored structures for diverse needs.
    • Seller notes, earn-outs, owner equity rollover.
    • Acquisition term loan based on enterprise value.
    • Additional financing for add-on acquisitions.
  • Performance-Driven Financing: Refinancing and dividends based on results.
    • Refinance sellers note and dividend recap based on performance.
    • Senior debt up to 3x EBITDA.
  • Seamless Transition: Onboarding specialists for cash management.
    • Smooth transition of cash management and deposit operations.
  • Guided Acquisition: Partnering for a successful closing.
    • Expert support for a seamless deal closing.
    • Banking functions ready on Day 1.
  • Sustained Growth: Beyond the deal, tailored solutions.
    • Customized solutions to support strategic initiatives.
    • Financing for bolt-on acquisitions, lines of credit, and more.

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Walking with You from Letter of Intent to Acquisition

  • Specialized Partnership: Navigating unique entrepreneurial needs.
  • M&A Expertise: Understanding merger complexities and goals.
  • Tailored Solutions: Flexible deal structures for your vision.
  • Diverse Goals Supported: First acquisition, portfolio expansion, debt restructuring.
  • Endless Support: Partnering at every step for your success.

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Because BankProv has a specialty in search funds they know the benefits and disadvantages of the investment model which is very helpful.

Nick Oberhaus - CEO, DAWGS

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Your lending needs are unique. We'll work with you to find the right solution.

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 We have helped dozens of talented young entrepreneurs reach their goal of becoming a CEO and leading an organization. Contact us and learn how we’re committed to helping searchers acquire small to medium enterprises and support their growth.

Upcoming Events

Find our Lending team at the following events.

  • Nov

    Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Conference

    Chicago, IL

Search Fund Lending FAQs

A search fund is an investment vehicle through which an entrepreneur raises funds from investors in order to acquire a company.

Yes. The Search Fund Lending team is a leading partner that understands the search fund model and the goal of entrepreneurs. If you are looking to restructure debt, expand your portfolio or acquire your first business, our Search Fund Lending team can help with customized solutions.

BankProv provides senior debt for traditionally backed or investor backed non-SBA search funds.

The BankProv search fund lending team looks to finance companies between $1 - $15 million EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization).

The BankProv search fund lending team can lend nationally. The business requesting the funds, and majority of its client, must reside within the United States.

We’re always happy to have early conversations regarding debt structure and industry appetite.  We can often provide letters of support for you to submit alongside an IOI or LOI to help secure exclusivity on the transaction by demonstrating you have a lending partner alongside your investor base.

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