Capmark Finance Inc. Originates $2.1 Million to Refinance Griffin Auto Park in Dallas CBD

Dallas, TX (Vocus) December 11, 2008

Capmark Finance, Inc. has originated a $ 2,100,000 loan to refinance Griffin Auto Park for a local ownership group. The six-story, 539-space parking garage is located in the southeast section of downtown Dallas known as the Government District. The loan has a 10-year term, 20-year amortization and a fixed interest rate below 7 percent.

One of only a few private parking garages in downtown Dallas, Griffin Auto Park has the added advantage of being located within walking distance of Dallas City Hall, the Dallas Convention Center, the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse Building and a number of other downtown office buildings.

Vice President Ashley Harkness, a mortgage banker in Capmark’s Dallas office, originated the loan, which was funded by Aviva Investors North America. The borrower was Griffin Street Auto Park, Ltd.

“Capmark Finance helped the borrower refinance a maturing securitized loan by arranging the debt through one of our correspondent life insurance companies,” said Mr. Harkness. “It is noteworthy that we were able to secure financing with a favorable interest rate for a parking garage despite one of the most difficult credit environments in recent memory,” he continued.

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Overture Technologies Closes $6 Million Series C Funding Led by Capital Trust Ventures

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 19, 2008

Overture Technologies, the leading provider of decisioning software solutions that enable transparent, accurate and responsive lending processes, announced it has closed $ 6 million in Series C funding led by Capital Trust Ventures with continuing participation from CNF Investments, New Markets Growth Fund and other existing investors. Financing will be used to support market expansion to meet urgent and increasing demand for the company’s financial decisioning solutions serving the mortgage and education lending industries. In conjunction with the funding, Tim Meyers, Managing Partner at Capital Trust Ventures, has joined Overture’s board of directors.

“Today’s mortgage and student loan industries require consistent application of complex lending and pricing guidelines and thorough evaluation of ever-changing risk and asset valuation data to meet current and future regulatory requirements,” said Bill Kelvie, CEO, Overture Technologies. “This growth funding from experienced investors during a challenging time further validates our approach and will help us accelerate our reach for the markets we serve.”

Overture enables market efficiency and improves risk management in underwriting, pricing, servicing and valuing mortgage loans and assets with its Mozart suite of solutions, industry-leading automated decisioning software for originations and acquisitions, servicing, secondary marketing and the capital markets. In addition to Overture’s advanced FHA lending decisioning capabilities, its groundbreaking solution uses rules-driven decisioning for loan modifications to keep borrowers in their homes.
Overture’s education finance solutions empower colleges and universities, lenders, guarantors and other service providers to help students intelligently navigate the process of funding their education with Conductor, the leading online financial aid portal, the Student Loan Marketplace loan comparison tool and Amadeus, the premier student loan pricing and underwriting solution.
“Overture is providing business rules management systems for lending processes that can restore confidence in the credit markets and prevent the current crises in mortgage and education lending from happening again,” said Tim Meyers, Managing Partner, Capital Trust Ventures. “We’re pleased to invest in a company led by industry veterans and technology thought leaders who are enabling greater accuracy, transparency and efficiency for this significant and essential segment of the financial services sector.”

About Capital Trust Ventures:

Capital Trust Ventures provides growth-stage venture capital financing for information technology companies. We work closely to form a strong partnership with proven entrepreneurial leaders with the vision and spirit to build market-leading companies, help them to achieve scale and exit successfully. Our team of partners has extensive investing and entrepreneurial experience in multiple sectors including application software, emerging technologies, vertical software, new media, internet content, e-commerce and infrastructure software. Capital Trust Ventures is a member of the Capital Trust Group, a leading private equity and advisory firm. For additional information, visit

About Overture Technologies:

Founded in 2000, Overture Technologies is the leading provider of decisioning software solutions that enable transparent, accurate and responsive lending processes for the mortgage and higher education lending industries. Overture’s customers are dedicated to providing superior mortgage underwriting, servicing and securitization services and to increasing students’ access to higher education financing alternatives. Overture’s leadership team applies decades of experience from leading financial services and technology firms including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Goldman Sachs, IBM and KPMG to help our customers achieve their goals. For further information, call (301) 492-2155 or visit


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J.G. Wentworth Affiliates Pay Off $137 Million of Annuity-Backed Notes

Bryn Mawr, PA (PRWEB) December 1, 2009

J.G. Wentworth affiliates have paid off, as scheduled, approximately $ 137 million of notes from 1997 and 1998 securitization transactions according to Chief Investment Officer Stefano Sola.

The notes were backed by payment streams from structured settlements. Structured settlements are personal injury settlements paid out to claimants over time. The payments are funded through annuities issued by insurance companies.

The notes, J.G. Wentworth Receivables I LLC, Series 1997-1, and J.G. Wentworth Receivables III LLC, Series 1998-1, were paid off on September 15 and June 15 2009, respectively.

According to Mr. Sola, the J.G. Wentworth affiliates paid 100% of the obligations owed. The successful repayment of the notes on a timely basis demonstrates the integrity and stability of the underlying assets, Mr. Sola said. He added that the steady payment streams from the underlying structured settlements highlighted the very low correlation to the broader markets during the recent period of significant distress among most asset backed securities. There were no defaults and investors benefited from timely principal and interest payments, Mr. Sola said.

Structured settlement or annuity backed notes are fundamentally different than most asset backed securities in that they are less directly tied to general economic conditions and less directly tied the credit markets, Mr. Sola said. As such, they continue to offer investors attractive risk reward characteristics.

About the J.G. Wentworth family of companies:

J.G. Wentworth, Inc., based in Bryn Mawr, PA, is the nations oldest, largest and most respected buyer of deferred payments for illiquid financial assets like structured settlements and annuities. Since 1992, J.G. Wentworth has purchased over $ 4 billion of future payment obligations from consumers and is also the nations largest securitizer of structured settlement and annuity backed notes.

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Hackman Capital Affiliate Closes On $5 Million CMBS Loan

Culver City, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011

Hackman Capital, a privately-held industrial and commercial real estate investment firm, announced today, on behalf of its affiliate, the closing of a $ 5 million loan to permanently finance the acquisition of three creative office buildings in Culver City, California. The office, recording and production studios, totaling 32,248 square feet, are 100% leased by Westwood One. Inc., the country’s largest independent provider of network radio programming and traffic information. The Hackman Capital affiliate acquired the portfolio in an all-cash, sale-leaseback transaction in December 2009.

The non-recourse financing was arranged by Los Angeles based capital markets advisor, Verona Capital Markets(VCM), who obtained the loan from a major Wall Street investment bank. The loan provided 10-year, fixed-rate financing with a 30-year amortization period and a 5.99% coupon. The proceeds of the loan were used to repatriate equity to the sponsor and its investors.

VCM was able to mitigate the risk associated with a single, non-investment grade tenant by highlighting the superior sponsorship behind the transaction, including its track record of operational excellence across its portfolio and its extensive experience in the Culver City submarket, said Eliav Dan, VCM’s managing principal. In addition to highlighting Westwood Ones longstanding occupancy of the buildings and the financial commitment of its majority equity stakeholder, local private equity firm The Gores Group, Dan noted that VCM assuaged the lenders concern regarding a downside scenario by emphasizing the location of the project in reinvigorated downtown Culver City, the fungibility of the buildings, the loan amount relative to land value and the go-dark value of the buildings.

According to Michael Hackman, founder and CEO of Hackman Capital, this deal is yet another example of the the vitality of the Culver City submarket. “One of the west side’s most progressive and rapidly growing areas, and a destination for creative businesses, Culver City is a vibrant community, ” said Hackman. “We are expanding our footprint here for good reasons.”

Hackman Capital, which is based in Los Angeles, has been investing in industrial and office properties since 1986. Although the company and its affiliates have a large national presence, with an existing portfolio including more than 56 buildings and 16 million square feet in markets across the country, the company is proceeding with investment strategies focusing on Southern California and the West Coast.

Of the 13 properties Hackman Capital affiliates already own in Southern California, five are in Culver City. The three Westwood One Studios are located in the Hayden-Higuera district at 8960 Washington (9,668 square feet), 8966 Washington Boulevard (14,780 square feet) and 8944 Lindblade Street (7,980 square feet).

More about Hackman Capital

Hackman Capital specializes in the acquisition, management, redevelopment and adaptive re-use of industrial and office real estate. Founded in 1986, Hackman Capital has acquired or developed more than a billion dollars of property on behalf of the company, various investment funds and institutional clients. The company manages all aspects of the real estate process, from acquisition through asset management and disposition, and offers services including property and asset management, construction management, marketing and leasing, finance and administrative functions, legal, compliance and investor relations. Hackman Capital currently manages for its affiliates a portfolio of more than 16 million square feet, including 56 buildings and 750 acres of developable land. The

company is based in Los Angeles, California.

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More about Verona Capital Markets Inc.

Verona Capital Markets Inc. is a full service real estate investment banking and capital markets advisory firm based in Los Angeles. VCM specializes in arranging structured debt and equity financing for all types of commercial real estate investments throughout the country and represents financial institutions in connection with the disposition of performing and non-performing notes and REO. In their previous capacities as lenders and lenders counsel, respectively, our principals have been involved in virtually every facet of the securitized lending process, including loan origination, structuring, underwriting and documentation.

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Gracie Point Secures Funding for a $24 million Premium Finance Loan

New York, New York (PRWEB) November 17, 2011

With almost thirty key person life insurance policies at stake, the client required $ 24 million of premium financing for their corporate owned life insurance. Tapping into their extensive capital markets network, Gracie Point identified an appropriate capital source and worked with all stakeholders to structure and close the loan.

Bob Powell, CLU, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gracie Point explains, In a premium finance deal there are many moving parts between the client, the funding source, and the carrier. The client selected Gracie Point to help them refinance this block of loans because of our ability to raise capital as well as our expertise and experience with life insurance and premium financing.

Bruce Lohman, a Senior Managing Director at Houlihan Capital, LLC, states, Houlihan Capital partnered with Gracie Point to secure the capital for this loan. We have identified substantial additional capital sources and are working with Gracie Point to fund similar transactions. Houlihan Capital is a specialty investment banking firm advising Gracie Point in obtaining capital for its premium finance business.

Gracie Point offers clients sustainable loan solutions. We believe that traditional premium finance plays a valuable role in the life insurance market, states Powell. Our integrated approach enables us to offer our producers, carriers and borrowers a single coordination source. We have the resources and expertise to manage the financing from start to finish.

About Gracie Point

Gracie Point is an independent specialty finance company focused on the fully-collateralized, traditional life insurance premium finance market with expertise in loan origination, structuring, and funding. Gracie Point utilizes a sophisticated, capital markets-driven funding technology as well as traditional bank lending platforms to generate broad and diverse capital sources so that it can offer sustainable premium finance loan products.

About Houlihan Capital

Houlihan Capital is a leading strategic financial advisory and investment banking firm with expertise in capital raising, securitizations, private placements, structured credit and other areas. Houlihan Capital has offices in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.

To learn more, go to or contact Larry Ikard at 212-487-5102. For Houlihan, go to or contact Bruce Lohman at 312-961-3502.


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LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. Receives $125 Million of New Capital

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 21, 2011

LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (LEAF or the Company), a leading independent equipment leasing and finance company, announced the recent closing of a $ 50 million growth equity investment from Eos Partners, L.P. and its affiliates (Eos), a New York based private investment firm. In connection with the Eos investment, LEAF also closed on $ 75 million of additional debt financing with Versailles Assets LLC, an asset-backed commercial paper conduit sponsored by Natixis, which increases the Companys securitized and syndicated warehouse facility to $ 185 million in aggregate. The warehouse facility is managed by Guggenheim Securities, LLC (Guggenheim Securities). The $ 125 million of incremental financing provided by Eos and Natixis will further support the expansion of the LEAF platform and its growing origination volume. FBR Capital Markets & Co. (FBR) advised LEAF in connection with the equity financing.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, LEAF was launched in January 2011 with initial funding from Resource America, Inc., Resource Capital Corp., and Guggenheim Securities. The Company works closely with leading commercial equipment vendors and manufacturers to help them maximize revenues by offering competitive small- and mid-ticket financing solutions to their customers. LEAF currently has over $ 640 million of assets under management and recently closed a $ 105 million term securitization which was underwritten by Guggenheim Securities and rated by Moodys and DBRS. Resource America, Inc. and Resource Capital Corp. continue to maintain a significant investment in LEAF and, together with Eos, are committed to supporting LEAFs long-term business objectives.

Crit DeMent, LEAFs Chairman and CEO, stated, We are delighted to have closed this financing and are excited about the opportunity to partner with Eos. The investment that Eos has made in our company is a validation of our management team, corporate capabilities and creative marketing strategies. We value their sponsorship of our business and look forward to leveraging their experience with growth companies and their expertise in the capital markets. We believe that the additional financing provided by Eos and Natixis significantly strengthens our leasing platform and will enable us to continue providing the equipment financing industry with a strong and forward thinking resource, one that will transform the way the market perceives the value of a financing partner.

Brendan Moore, a Principal of Eos, said, We believe that LEAF represents a compelling opportunity to leverage an established platform with an experienced and proven management team and help build a market leading independent commercial finance company. Our investment will enhance LEAFs ability to execute on its growth strategy and expand its offering to meet the ever changing demands of the markets and the customers that the Company serves.

About LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc.

LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (“LEAF”) is a national equipment leasing and finance company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, with a sales and service center in Moberly, MO and a call center in Orange County, CA. LEAF’s core competency is the ability to assist vendors and manufacturers in maximizing financing as a revenue generating strategy. For more information, please visit

About Eos Partners

Formed in 1994, Eos is a private investment partnership with approximately $ 1.6 billion of capital under management. In its private equity activities, Eos focuses on working closely with management teams and committing its understanding of strategic alternatives and the financial markets to help grow these businesses into larger scale enterprises. For more information, please visit

About Natixis

Natixis is the corporate, investment and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. With around 22,000 employees, Natixis specializes in three main business lines: Corporate and Investment Banking, Investment Solutions (asset management, insurance, private banking, private equity), and Specialized Financial Services. Versailles Assets LLC is an asset-backed commercial paper conduit administered by Natixis. Versailles Assets LLC is rated A-1/P-1 and provides securitized funding to a wide variety of US clients.

About Guggenheim

Guggenheim Partners, LLC, the parent of Guggenheim Securities, LLC, is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $ 125 billion in assets under management. The firm’s businesses include investment management, investment advisory, insurance, investment banking and capital markets services. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and New York with a global network of offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit

About FBR

FBR & Co. (FBR) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiary FBR Capital Markets & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; diversified industrials; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom. FBR Fund Advisers, Inc., a subsidiary of FBR, provides clients with a range of investment choices through The FBR Funds, a family of mutual funds. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States and in London. For more information, please visit

About Resource America, Inc.

Resource America, Inc. is a specialized asset management company that uses industry specific expertise to generate and administer investment opportunities for its own account and for outside investors in the real estate, commercial finance, and financial fund management sectors. For more information please visit our website at or contact Marketing and Investor Relations at

About Resource Capital Corp.

Resource Capital Corp. is a commercial real estate specialty finance company that qualifies as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. RSO’s investment strategy focuses on commercial real estate-related assets and, to a lesser extent, higher-yielding commercial finance assets. RSO invests in the following asset classes: commercial real estate-related assets such as whole loans, A-notes, B-notes, mezzanine loans, mortgage-related securities and real estate joint ventures, and commercial finance assets such as other asset-backed securities, senior secured corporate loans, lease receivables, trust preferred securities, structured notes and debt tranches of collateralized debt obligations.

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JGWPT Holdings Completes $204 Million Securitization

Radnor, PA (PRWEB) December 13, 2011

Subsidiaries of JGWPT Holdings, LLC have completed a joint $ 204 million securitization of notes backed by structured settlement and fixed annuity payments.

JGWPT Holdings, LLC is the parent holding company of several consumer finance businesses, most notably J.G. Wentworth Originations and Peachtree Settlement Funding. These two independent originators are two of the most well-known brands that purchase structured settlement payments in exchange for a lump sum of cash. This latest securitization is comprised of payment streams purchased by both of these subsidiaries.

J.G. Wentworth was the first issuer to securitize structured settlement payment streams in the asset-backed markets in 1997. Since then, J.G. Wentworth has issued 24 securitizations backed by structured settlement and fixed-annuity receivables totaling over $ 3 billion. Peachtree Financial was also an active issuer of asset backed bonds backed by structured settlement payment streams and completed seven securitizations from 2004 to 2010 totaling more than $ 700 million.

This most recently completed $ 204 million securitization consisted of two issued classes of notes: $ 174 million of Class A notes rated Aaa by Moodys Investors Service and AAA by DBRS and $ 16 million of Class B notes rated Baa2 by Moodys Investors Service BBB by DBRS and a Residual Class of $ 14 million which was retained by the issuer. Jefferies acted as co-lead arranger and bookrunner and Barclays Capital acted as co-lead arranger.

According to JGWPT Chief Investment Officer Stefano Sola, This was our first joint securitization of J.G. Wentworth LLC and Peachtree Financial originated product under a single parent holding company. The pricing and demand for the transaction reflects the confidence of institutional investors in the new, joint securitization program.

He added that, this second asset-backed transaction in 2011 saw continued interest from traditional J.G. Wentworth and Peachtree investors, but also from a number of new institutional investors to this space. Mr. Sola said, We have continued to broaden our institutional investor base over the years and continue to do so. This is highlighted by the incremental investor interest given current, volatile market conditions.

Mr. Sola said, The transaction was completed in a very challenging market environment characterized by uncertainty and volatility, which, we believe, further validates the strength of this asset class within the broader asset backed market.

David Miller, Chief Executive Officer of JGWPT said, J.G. Wentworth and Peachtree Financial have completed a total of six asset-backed transactions since the beginning of 2010. We believe this continuity underscores our commitment to continued access to the market and providing institutional investors with a stable flow of bonds backed by structured settlement and annuity payment streams in the future.

About the JGWPT Holdings, LLC Family of Companies

JGWPT Holdings, LLC, based in Radnor, PA and Boynton Beach FL, through its specialty finance subsidiaries, is a leading buyer of deferred payments from illiquid financial assets such as structured settlements and fixed annuities. Since 1992, JGWPTs subsidiary companies and their predecessors have purchased over $ 7 billion of future payment obligations from consumers.

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Settlement Capital Renews Its $50 Million Credit Line With DZ BANK

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 09, 2012

Settlement Capital Corporation, a long standing leader in structured settlement purchasing, has recently completed a renewal and extension of its $ 50 Million credit facility through DZ BANKs New York office.

Settlement Capital has a long relationship with DZ BANK, and we are excited about the continuance of this credit line and our future, said Debbie Rosen, President and CEO of Settlement Capital.

Settlement Capital was founded in the late 1980s and was the first company to purchase structured settlement payment rights. The company has been a leader in the industry ever since.

People receiving structured settlement payments through an annuity sometimes need to sell that asset to pay off debt, avoid foreclosure, buy a home or car, or go to school, commented Ms. Rosen. Settlement Capital stands ready to help these people when they need it. This credit extension demonstrates the continuing confidence the banking community has in this business and Settlement Capital.

DZ BANK is very happy to continue and expand its relationship with Settlement Capital, and we look forward to working with the company in the future, said Christian Haesslein, Vice President at DZ BANK Structured Finance Asset Securitization.

About Settlement Capital Corporation:

Settlement Capital Corporation is a Dallas, Texas based purchaser of structured settlement payments. Since the late 1980s Settlement Capital has provided lump sums of cash in exchange for future periodic payments to customers all over the country. Settlement Capital was a founder of the National Association of Settlement Purchasers (NASP), and led the effort in Congress and the states to enact Structured Settlement Protection Acts, ensuring consumers fair access to this important asset. Visit Settlement Capital on the web for more information at

For more information contact:

Settlement Capital Corporation

Debbie Rosen, President and CEO

14755 Preston Rd., Suite 130

Dallas, TX 75254



About DZ BANK:

DZ BANK is the fourth largest bank in Germany and acts as central bank for approximately 1,000 cooperative banks. As a cooperative commercial bank, DZ BANK is a well-known partner in Germany and abroad and offers long lasting business experience of over 125 years. DZ BANKs New York based Structured Finance Asset Securitization unit offers lender finance, structured asset and accounts receivable financing for a wide variety of clients and asset types. For more information, please visit