Cerberus Business Finance is a premier middle-market direct lending platform offering one-stop financing solutions to private equity sponsors and leading businesses since 1995.

With more than two decades of experience, Cerberus Business Finance provides innovative financing solutions to companies in a wide variety of business contexts and industries. We have provided financing to more than 245 financial sponsors and completed loan transactions with approximately 1,000 borrowers.

Our direct lending platform has over 70 investment and staff professionals in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, including dedicated compliance, accounting, and legal personnel.

Our senior lending professionals work collaboratively to turn proposals into closed transactions and remain the point of contact throughout the underwriting, closing, and beyond. Our streamlined methodology and flat organization simplify the approval process, allowing many proposals to close in three weeks or less.



Cerberus Business Finance provides the following types of commercial loans to leading middle-market companies:


Acquisition Financing

Extensive access to capital allows our lending affiliates to provide financing solutions to companies and private equity sponsors seeking to make strategic acquisitions.


When changes to the capital structure are required, our seasoned lending professionals work with investors and executives to develop solutions that recapitalize and position companies for future growth.

Working Capital Financing

For companies that are expanding quickly, accessing capital to help fuel growth and meet obligations is vital. Our lending affiliates are highly flexible in providing working capital financing, a quality that remains unmatched in the market.

Bridge Loans

Companies in need of short-term financing turn to our lending professionals for their ability to provide lending solutions expeditiously without the numerous approvals required by traditional lenders.

Debtor-in-Possession Financing

With an extensive track record in financing companies in distressed situations, our lending affiliates are uniquely able to develop effective debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing solutions for companies undergoing restructurings.







Total investment capacity across a diversified portfolio


Dedicated professionals across three offices


Leading financial sponsor clients, majority repeat