Lafayette Square’s direct lending division is a non-bank lender built to provide non-dilutive capital and coordinate impactful services to independent middle market businesses across the United States.
What We Do
Our solution is simple: we work closely with entrepreneurs to create fair, non-dilutive capital solutions tailored to their business needs. Beyond capital, our curated services offering aims to assist business owners in supporting financial stability and expanding economic opportunity for their employees.
We recognize that owner-operated and founder-led businesses comprising the backbone of the American economy have been left behind by traditional financing sources. These businesses are also significant creators and preservers of jobs core to the American ethos.
We take a hyper-localized approach to investing: raising capital designated for local businesses to revitalize local economies.
Lafayette Square works with entrepreneurs to provide institutional grade resources and capital that allow businesses to grow while founders and management teams maintain ownership and control over day-to-day business decisions.
Lafayette Square takes a non-dilutive approach to investing by keeping ownership in the hands of founders and management teams.
Beyond just economic support, we coordinate empowering services that enable businesses to support their employees’ financial health and their path to achieve long-term goals related to ownership and wealth creation.
What We Invest In
Annual EBITDA Range
$5M - $100M+
First lien, senior secured preferred, with some flexibility for subordinated debt and preferred and common equity investments
The Credit Team
Lafayette Square was founded by entrepreneurs and credit professionals that have invested more than $8.5 billion of significant capital across a variety of industries. We are more than just seasoned investors and experienced financial managers; we are a group of individuals from diverse backgrounds passionate about impact and the communities in which we live.