Mezzanine Finance

Our mezzanine finance group works exclusively with senior leadership to provide unitranche leveraged buyout (LBO) and special situation capital solutions—as well as expertise in this area—to middle market companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since 1999, we have made more than 170 investments and deployed more than $800 million dollars in middle market transactions.

Fifth Third Bank Mezzanine Financing Solutions

Leverage the value of your assets to finance your immediate business needs.

Fifth Third Bank offers mezzanine financing for a variety of business situations, from merger and acquisitions (M&A) to recapitalizations.

Unitranche LBO

Inquire about our solutions for raising acquisition capital for private equity sponsored transactions. Working with Fifth Third Bank means easier execution and potentially lower costs because you can work with senior staff at one institution to address different capital needs.

Special Situation Capital

Ask about our mezzanine financing solutions for raising junior capital for a variety of special situations, including:

  • Growth capital
  • Bridge financing
  • Management buy-in/buy-out
  • Leveraged dividends
  • Recapitalizations
  • Restructurings

Private Placement—Special Situation Capital Raising

Fifth Third Bank sources strategic partners, investors, and lenders to provide non-Fifth Third Bank capital for all special situations mentioned above.

Fifth Third Bank Mezzanine financing benefits

The benefits of our mezzanine finance solutions include:

  • One-stop shop solution
  • No pre-payment penalty
  • No ownership dilution
  • No board representation required
  • Incentive for early redemption
  • Flexible with regard to pricing and structure
  • Term of 72 months or less
  • Ease of ongoing financial reporting


  1. Subject to credit review and approval.

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