Testimonials


This was our second transaction with Abacus, and once again we were impressed with the flexibility of the financing structure that they proposed and the speed of their willingness to commit to the transaction.”
Andy Levison, Managing Partner
Southfield

“Frankly, we started this transaction with another firm, and when that didn’t work out, we went right back to Abacus because of our comfort level with them.”
Elizabeth R. Borow, Managing Director
Thompson Street Capital Partners

“Abacus conducted its due diligence process efficiently, and they were able to close this transaction within a very short timeframe.”

Betsy Williamson, Principal
Frontenac

“This was our first transaction with the Abacus team, and we were extremely impressed by them. Their knowledge of the business, rapport with the management team, and the certainty of closure that they were able to provide helped Abacus stand out.”

Mark Morris, Partner
Blue Point Capital

“I have nothing but praise – Abacus Finance lived up to its reputation by proving to be a very flexible and reliable partner.”

Ryan K. Nagim, Principal
LongueVue Capital

“We have enjoyed a long-term relationship with Abacus Finance, and once again they took the time to fully understand the cash flow needs of the business and provided a financing solution to support growth.”

Greg W. Thomas, Principal
WestView Capital Partners

“We are especially excited to have worked on this investment with Abacus Finance Group. They demonstrated flexibility and creativity during the execution and worked towards a successful close in a timely manner.”

Eric Korsten, Managing Director
Branford Castle Partners

“We were delighted to partner with Abacus again as we continue to grow our investment in VITAC. Once again, Abacus’ speed, certainty, and industry knowledge showed itself in an efficient execution.”

Anthony Chirikos, Principal
The Gores Group

“It was our first time working with Abacus Finance, and we were thrilled with the results.”

Lisa Kro, Managing Director
Mill City Capital

“Once again, Abacus Finance proved to be a reliable partner that we can always count on. The Abacus team’s seamless execution, flexibility and industry knowledge are precisely the reasons why we have such a great working relationship with them. They never disappoint.”

Matt Carroll, General Partner
WestView Capital Partners

“Abacus Finance proved to be a very flexible and reliable partner. We were given certainty of closure early in the process, the turnaround was quick and the execution seamless.”
Peter W. Calamari, Managing Director
Platte River Equity

“This was our first transaction with Abacus, and we were really impressed by the speed and efficiency of their due diligence process.”
Matthew Kinsey, Partner
BV Investment Partners

“As usual, it was a pleasure to work with the Abacus team. We know them and their processes well, they are easy to work with, and they were once again able to provide certainty of closure early on.”
Elizabeth R. Borow, Managing Director
Thompson Street Capital Partners

"This was our first transaction with Abacus, and we were more than pleased with the experience, something that came as no surprise because we have worked with the senior members of the Abacus team over many years. They provided us with the speed and flexibility needed to close the transaction, both of which were critical in this deal. We look forward to working with them on future transactions."
T. Brook Parker, Partner
Lineage Capital

"We selected the Abacus team because of its knowledge of, and experience with niche manufacturing companies. We found them easy to work with and the due diligence and loan structuring processes were handled smoothly and efficiently."

Steve Cook, Managing Director
LFM Capital

"This was our first transaction with Abacus, and they lived up to what is an excellent reputation. Their proposal was very competitive, they were flexible when it came to structuring the transaction, and they were able provide us certainty of closure early on."
Michael B. Weinberg, Partner
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

"Once again, the transaction went smoothly from the outset because the Abacus team knows the e-commerce business model well, and the speed of execution they provided was of tremendous importance to us. This is a great relationship in every respect."
 
Evan Karp, Principal
H.I.G. Growth Partners

"The transaction was handled smoothly and rapidly by the Abacus team from the outset. They rolled up their sleeves to learn the business and the industry, and the deal was closed in an expedited timeline – a tremendous effort on their part. The transaction was handled smoothly and rapidly by the Abacus team from the outset. They rolled up their sleeves to learn the business and the industry, and the deal was closed in an expedited timeline – a tremendous effort on their part."
 
Rashad Rahman, Managing Director
Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co.

"Once again, the Abacus Finance team proved to be a trusted partner on a transaction that required a tight turnaround."
 
Jay Ferguson, Managing Partner
Vicente Capital Partners

“As was the case when Kova was acquired from Hycor Biomedical nearly three years ago, we chose to partner with Abacus again because of their expertise in financing healthcare companies and ability to assure certainty of close early on.”
Kim Reed, Partner
One Rock Capital Partners

“We selected the Abacus team, whom we have known for many years, for two reasons. One, they are easy to work with, and two, they are extremely reliable. Once again, the entire process was handled smoothly and efficiently.”

Matt Carroll, General Partner
WestView Capital Partners

“This was our first transaction with the Abacus team, and they proved to be easy to work with. We were impressed by their efficient due diligence process coupled with the ability to give us a commitment quickly.”

Michael J. Fabian, Partner
Sentinel Capital Partners

“The transaction was handled smoothly and rapidly by the Abacus team from the outset.  They rolled up their sleeves to learn the business and the industry, and closed the deal in just two weeks – a tremendous effort on their part.”

Mike Nutting, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance
The Gores Group

“Selecting Abacus for this transaction was an easy decision. We have known and worked with the principals for years, they have led a number of transactions for us, and invariably they ask the right questions and establish excellent rapport with the management of the firms we are funding.”

Jonathan E. Hunnicutt, General Partner
WestView Capital Partners

“Once again, the process was quick and streamlined from due diligence to close. They make it easy – they are simply great to work with.”

Rufus Clark, Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Bunker Hill Capital

“The Abacus team provided steadfast support throughout an extended process. We were really impressed by the way they rolled-up their sleeves and dug in to get a thorough understanding of a somewhat unusual business, and that makes Abacus a go-to lender for us.”

John N. Fullham III, Managing Partner
Fulham & Co.

“This is a new relationship for us, and there has been a lot of enthusiasm here at Riverside to do a transaction with Abacus. Hopefully, this will lead to a lot more collaboration across our firms in the future. Given the quality of work the Abacus team did on R&D Altanova, their speed and smoothness of execution, and just the general sense of good partnership we felt during the negotiations, I know I will highly recommend them.”

David Belluck, General Partner
Riverside Partners, LLC

“This is a new relationship for us, and we were attracted to Abacus because of their healthcare industry experience and in particular their knowledge of medical equipment distribution. We were quickly impressed by their flexibility in structuring the transaction and the excellent relationship they established from the outset with us and Med Emporium’s management team.”

David Danziger, Managing Member
Culbro, LLC

“Abacus Finance’s healthcare industry knowledge – in particular about outsourced revenue cycle management services – and the team’s flexibility in transaction structure were critical to the success of this transaction. As they have done in the past, the Abacus team met an aggressive schedule for closing the investment on time as promised.”

Elizabeth R. Borow, Managing Director
Thompson Street Capital Partners

“We’ve known Abacus for a long time, and know that we can always depend on them for a smooth and successful transaction. As usual, they did not disappoint.”

Rick Williams, Managing Partner
WestView Capital Partners

“The Abacus team was there for us once again when we needed to close quickly. We went from mandate to funding in less than two weeks thanks to their thorough knowledge of the energy services sector and a smooth loan documentation process. For years they have delivered on every single promise, and I can’t tell you how rare that is.”

Elizabeth R. Borow, Managing Director
Thompson Street Capital Partners

“This was our first transaction with the Abacus team. We were impressed with their understanding of the software space, the speed of their due diligence process and their ability to provide us with certainty of close at an early stage. We expect to work with Abacus on more transactions.”

Aliya Khaydarova, Vice President
Inverness Graham

“We enjoy working with the Abacus team and have had a great relationship with them for many years. They conducted their due diligence process efficiently, and they were flexible on the structure of the agreement and especially with respect to the mezzanine tranche.”

George A. Parry, Vice President
Corinthian Capital

“Abacus Finance’s quick study of the company and its knowledge of the information technology sector enabled us to execute rapidly and meet a tight deadline. Our past experience and excellent working relationship with the Abacus team made everything go smoothly, reasons why they have become a go-to lender for us.”

Rufus Clark, Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Bunker Hill Capital

“As has been the case in the past, selecting Abacus Finance was an easy decision for us. They know the space well having supported the recapitalization of LDiscovery in 2011. That enabled them to move quickly and, once again, they demonstrated the strength of their capital markets expertise, something that we have come to value from Abacus.”

Rick Williams, Managing Partner
WestView Capital Partners

"The transaction went smoothly from the outset because the Abacus team knows the e-commerce business model well, and the flexibility they provided with respect to transaction structure was important to us. We know we made the right choice to work with them and look forward to closing more transactions together in the future." 
Evan Karp, Principal
H.I.G. Growth Partners

"We are thrilled with the success of the first transaction between Wafra and Abacus Finance, and were impressed with Abacus’ expertise, enthusiasm and ability to complete the transaction quickly." 
Ryan Wierck, Managing Director
Wafra Partners

"The Abacus Finance team proved to be a trusted partner on a transaction that required a tight turnaround. Abacus delivered certainty of close at the outset, flexibility on structure, and a high level of support throughout the process."
 
Jay Ferguson, Managing Partner
Vicente Capital Partners

"This is our third transaction with the Abacus team in what has become a long-term, trusted relationship. Once again the process was quick and streamlined from due diligence to close. They are great to work with – always enthusiastic and proactive."
 
Russ Wilson, Partner
Trivest Partners

“Once again Abacus was a great fit in an important transaction for us. We had worked with them in the leveraged buyout of IMI and saw the same willingness in this transaction to work hand-in-hand with our team to arrange funding on an expedited basis. The financing solution the Abacus team came up with was strong and the execution was great. We look forward to future transactions with them.“
Patten Pettway, General Partner
River Associates Investments, LLC

“Having worked with members of the Abacus team for over 15 years, we knew exactly what to expect – a quick underwriting commitment, the certainty of close, and seamless execution.”

Matt Carroll, General Partner
WestView Capital Partners

“Knowing of Abacus’ strong reputation for closing transactions quickly and smoothly, we fully expected that this transaction would go well, which it did given their deep knowledge of the company and industry. There were two keys to the deal’s success – Abacus provided certainty of close at an early stage and executed seamlessly.”

John N. Fulham III, Managing Partner
Fulham & Co.

“Abacus Finance was able to meet the unusually tight deadlines that were essential to closing this transaction. We have known the Abacus team members for years, and they lived up to their reputation for delivering on what they promise. Their due diligence was extensive and quickly completed, and the transaction terms they proposed were in line with what we were seeking with respect to both amortization and the cost of capital.”

Rufus Clark, Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Bunker Hill Capital

“This was a new relationship for us, and from the start we appreciated the Abacus team’s enthusiasm for this deal. They responded quickly, were innovative and flexible on both amortization and pricing, and their existing working relationship with BB&T Capital Partners provided a smooth execution for both the mezzanine and senior financing.”

David Ragins, Managing Director
Clarion Capital Partners, LLC

“Abacus was an outstanding partner for the Kason transaction. We were impressed with their responsiveness and willingness to roll up their sleeves and dig into the business. They asked the right questions and were quick to grasp the Kason business model, enabling them to commit early and deliver a flexible and comprehensive financing package. We look forward to working with Abacus again in the future.”

C. Andrew Brickman, Partner
Baird Capital

“We have known the Abacus team for a number of years, but this was our first transaction with them, and it was highly successful from our point of view. They proved to be flexible in their approach, and most importantly, they were able to provide certainty of close at a relatively early stage in the negotiations.”
Thomas A. Carver, Managing Partner
Harren Equity Partners

“From our perspective, Abacus was an ideal partner for this transaction. They know the aerospace industry, have experience in niche manufacturing, and were able to offer us certainty of close at an early stage in our negotiations. The team at Abacus was very easy to work with, which allowed us to close the transaction quickly.”
David Finley, Managing Director
Sverica International

“This was a new relationship for us, and it proved to be a terrific one. The team at Abacus responded quickly, was tremendously enthusiastic, and gave us certainty of a close early on. They are definitely a firm we will turn to going forward.”

Doug Schillinger, Managing Director
DW Healthcare Partners

“Abacus proved to be the ideal financing partner for this investment. They were great to work with, incredibly supportive, and a tremendous resource throughout the process. We wholeheartedly recommend Abacus to any private equity sponsor looking for a financing partner that they can count on.“
 
Andy Levison, Managing Partner
Southfield Capital Advisors

“We were impressed with how quickly the Abacus team helped us put this transaction together. We were dealing with decision-makers with strong healthcare industry knowledge who were great to work with. Their response was quick – the fastest we have ever seen from a lender – and we had a high degree of certainty that we would close in the time frame we wanted.“ 
Alex Buzik, Principal
MTS Health Investors

“Abacus was a great fit for the Industrial Magnetics transaction. They were willing to work hand-in-hand with our team at River Associates and the company to fund this transaction on an expedited basis. The Abacus team provided a strong financing solution and followed that up with a smooth execution. We highly recommend Abacus Finance as a financing partner.“
 
Patten Pettway, General Partner
River Associates Investments, LLC

"From the outset we were impressed by Abacus’s enthusiasm, speed and responsiveness. In what was a complicated transaction, they proved to be flexible when it came to structuring the terms of the financing, and they clearly understand the dynamics of lower-middle market companies. We look forward to future transactions with Abacus."
Stephen Brooks, General Partner
J.F. Lehman & Company

"The principals at Abacus financed my first healthcare outsourcing investment over a decade ago, and given that longstanding relationship and the team’s healthcare and software expertise, it was natural to turn to them for this transaction. Hands down, we believe that no one executes better on what they promise than Abacus. The approval and closing were rapid and seamless, and, in keeping with what they refer to as their ‘Total Partnership Approach,’ Abacus went the extra step and put their healthcare industry relationships to work by making new business introductions for eSolutions at leading hospitals across the country."
 
Matt Carroll, General Partner
WestView Capital Partners

"We once again turned to the Abacus team because of its knowledge of the direct marketing industry and ability to provide an attractive and flexible financing structure with certainty of closure. Their approach to loan documentation was fair and balanced and the closing process smooth and efficient. This transaction provides the growth capital Take 5 needs at this stage of its development, and we know we can look to Abacus as a partner in future financings as Take 5 continues to build out its operations."
 
Thomas L. Tuttle, Managing Director
Kinderhook Industries

"This is our third transaction with the Abacus team, and once again they streamlined the approval process and gave us certainty of close – two factors that were critical for us. Equally important, Abacus knows the consumer products sector and offered a transaction structure that was flexible enough to accommodate strategic initiatives that we felt to be important."
 
Forest Wester, General Partner
Trivest Partners