Metropolitan steps in to provide capital, often as the first institutional lender, to small and mid-sized companies to help them achieve their immediate goals and lend operational support as they deliver on their business objectives. Companies choose us rather than exploring more traditional capital alternatives because we have a reputation for being responsive, decisive and deliver on our commitments. We provide an alternative to equity dilution, assist companies in unlocking their true business potential and safeguard the enterprise value company stakeholders have worked hard to create.
We take the time to fully understand the fundamentals of our portfolio companies and identify opportunities for growth and improved execution. We are experienced business operators and look at companies through an operational and management lens. Like you, we’ve been in the trenches and know what it takes to operate a successful business, and we structure our deals with this understanding in mind.
Here’s our promise to our borrowers:
WE TAKE A RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH
- Get to a company’s core opportunities and challenges quickly because we look at businesses holistically.
- We are engaged, responsive and empathetic regarding your business needs—our due diligence timeline and closing date are driven by your business objectives and timing.
- We stick to our projected timeline and deliver our commitments on time.
- Our strong and positive relationships with our borrowers often lead to follow-on deals and referrals from our portfolio companies
LOANS THAT FOCUS ON BUSINESS GROWTH AND STREAMLINING
- Our 12 to 36-month loans offer an equity alternative for management teams with high conviction. We ensure you avoid equity dilution and a long equity-raise process so that you can execute on immediate business and growth goals.
- Focus on adding strength to company operations to optimize infrastructure and maximize value.
CUSTOMIZE STRATEGIES FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS
- Never apply “one-size-fits-all” approach—we are problem solvers and creative thinkers. We map out the right solutions for each business that will help them make decisions quickly and move forward.
- We understand management teams, their process and needs—our business experience and contacts allow us to direct the right resources to our borrowers to achieve success.
LEVERAGE OUR NETWORK OF OPERATING EXPERTS
- Draw upon our network of business Operating Experts and industry contacts to understand and assess your business opportunities and challenges.
- Find the most efficient and effective path to growth, recognizing success isn’t linear
- Leverage our business relationships to gather information to incorporate into the credit due diligence process.