"Victory Park has been a great partner for us in every sense of the word. They are collaborative, creative and eager to help us find solutions. I would gladly recommend them to any company looking for a strategic capital provider to help grow their business."
– Al Goldstein, CEO
Avant Credit Corporation
November 28, 2011 — Chicago, IL — Victory Park Capital (VPC), an alternative asset management firm that provides direct financing solutions to small cap and middle-market companies, today announced the completion of fundraising for VPC Fund II, its distressed private equity and debt vehicle, with capital commitments of approximately $480 million. VPC Fund II’s limited partners consist of a broad group of top-tier institutional investors, endowments and foundations.
Richard Levy, managing partner of VPC, said, "We are truly appreciative that VPC Fund II exceeded our initial target of $400 million and that our value-added, hands-on approach to smaller company investing was well received.”
VPC Fund II will implement a distressed private debt and equity strategy to provide direct financing solutions to underserved or distressed US-based companies in the lower end of the middle market. VPC Fund II has an extended investment horizon, which should provide more flexibility and runway as VPC partners with management teams to implement value-creation strategies.
“VPC Fund II’s focus on the complex financing and operational needs of smaller and troubled US-based companies will continue to fill the void created by traditional financing sources that have pulled back over the last several years,” said Brendan Carroll and Matthew Ray, partners of VPC. Carroll and Ray noted that VPC’s 15 portfolio companies currently employ more than 3,000 people throughout the United States.
With best-in-class investments, restructuring, operations and sourcing teams, VPC has brought comprehensive investment, recovery, and exit expertise to a broad range of companies including Jamba Juice, Gulfstream International Airlines and Giordano’s.
Victory Park Capital provides direct financing solutions to small cap and middle market companies across a wide range of industries. The firm focuses on complex situations and seeks to build long-term sustainable value in its companies. Victory Park is based in Chicago and has offices in Boston and San Francisco. For more information, visit: http://www.victoryparkcapital.com/