PRIVATE EQUITY BACKED
EQUIPMENT FINANCING

Equipment financing and leasing solutions for private equity sponsor-
backed companies that operate in capital intensive industries.

PRIVATE EQUITY EQUIPMENT FINANCE: USING FINANCING AS A STRATEGY

As a private equity firm, you seek ways to generate strong returns on your investments, and private equity equipment financing emerges as a sound strategy to acquire critical assets for your portfolio companies. Private equity equipment financing enables firms to obtain the equipment their portfolio companies need – specialized machinery, technology equipment, vehicles, and more, without depleting cash reserves. This frees up capital for other business investments, increasing cash flow flexibility and investment power.

THE IMPACT OF EQUIPMENT FINANCING ON PE OWNED PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

Private equity equipment financing offers many strategic advantages to sponsor-backed companies, particularly by enhancing operational capabilities and financial health. However, non-bank equipment financing also helps the firm’s portfolio companies in other ways. Often, portfolio companies with a challenging credit profile need help to secure funding. Equipment financing from Wingspire Equipment Finance, allows companies to secure capital when necessary.

Another way equipment financing can help portfolio companies is through a financing structure that allows the company to leverage existing assets for working capital purposes. The financing structure is known as a sale-leaseback. Doing so allows the company to monetize existing assets, which creates cash.

WHY CHOOSE WINGSPIRE EQUIPMENT FINANCE?

Celebrated as a top-tier private equity equipment finance lender, Wingspire Equipment Finance has garnered trust from some of the leading private equity firms in the country. Operating beyond traditional banking confines, we thrive under the guidance of a team with strong expertise in private equity and middle market equipment financing. This blend of specialized knowledge, customized leasing solutions, and the flexibility to accommodate a broad spectrum of credit profiles, cements our status as a preferred financing partner for private equity firms seeking fast, reliable funding.

PRIVATE EQUITY-BACKED FINANCING STRUCTURES WE OFFER:

PRIVATE EQUITY BACKED BORROWER PROFILE:

TRANSACTION SIZE

$1MM-$100MM+

CREDIT PROFILE

CCC+ to BB-

ANNUAL REVENUE

$50MM+

MINIMUM EBITDA

$5MM

THE BENEFITS OF EQUIPMENT LEASING
FOR PRIVATE EQUITY OWNED BUSINESSES

Equipment leasing offers numerous advantages for private equity owned companies looking
to acquire assets without making a large upfront CapEx investment. Some of the key benefits include:

RISK MITIGATION

Leasing can reduce risks associated with equipment ownership, such as depreciation and obsolescence. This helps private equity firms budget more effectively and ensures reliable access to updated equipment.

CAPITAL PRESERVATION

Leasing equipment allows private equity sponsored-backed companies to conserve capital for other strategic purposes. Instead of purchasing equipment outright with cash, they can spread the cost over time through lease payments, preserving liquidity.

FLEXIBLE LEASE STRUCTURES

Whether you need a complex structured finance plan or sponsor finance to support aggressive growth goals, lease financing gives you the funding options that best fit your business objectives.

FAST SCALABILITY

The firm’s portfolio companies can quickly upgrade or add equipment as required without the ownership constraints. This scalability is particularly beneficial in industries where technology evolves rapidly, or demand fluctuates seasonally.

WINGSPIRE EQUIPMENT FINANCE’S DEEP LENDING CAPACITY

Wingspire Equipment Finance is backed by funds managed by Blue Owl Capital (NYSE: OWL), a leading asset manager with over $175B in AUM. We are industry agnostic and finance new and used equipment transactions up to $100MM+. Led by a senior management team with decades of financing experience at market-leading firms, we know how to get complex private equity backed equipment acquisitions done.