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  • Equipment Finance

    Business Overview

    • Strategic portfolio acquisition by Solar Capital in 2017 enabling diversification into secured equipment finance asset class
    • Nations Equipment Finance (“NEF,” or “Nations”) is an independent equipment finance company that provides secured financing solutions to companies in the United States and Canada
    • Based in Norwalk, CT and currently has ~40 employees, with BDO offices in Estero, FL, Westlake, OH, Dallas, TX and Brea, CA
    • Diversified portfolio with over 140 portfolio companies

    • 100% collateralized investment portfolio

    Borrower Profile Characteristics

    • Primarily privately-owned, medium-sized businesses in the US and Canada; good companies with high percentage of fixed assets that are in need of liquidity

    • Borrowers typically have limited access to bank financing

    • Equipment financed is mission critical to clients’ success

    Typical Transaction Profile

    • Size ranges from $1,000,000 to $50,000,000

    • 3 – 7 year equipment leases or loans (4+ year average life); term of transaction shorter than equipment useful life

    • All equipment inspected and appraised at close with updates as required over time


    Portfolio Snapshot

    March 31, 2020
    Investment Portfolio(1):  $345.7 million
    Number of Issuers:  120
    Average Position Size:    $2.8 million
    % of Investments Senior Secured: 100%
    % of Investments with Fixed Rate Coupon:
    +99%
    Weighted Average Asset-level Yield: 10.9%(2)
    Equipment Finance as a % of ~$1.6B Comprehensive Investment Portfolio 22.2% 
    (1) The Equipment Finance portfolio includes equipment financings held directly on SLRC’s balance sheet and in NEF Holdings LLC, a pass-thru portfolio company.
    (2) Represents the weighted average of each individual loan's yield to maturity, excluding residual upside on tax leases. Loans held on SLRC's balance sheet based on fair value and loans owned within NEF Holdings based on par.










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