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May 28, 2015 2:35 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC

Company Overview

Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts, distressed, private debt, bankruptcy, turnarounds, workouts, exit financing, bridge financing, growth capital, recapitalizations, restructurings, acquisition financing, working capital, lender transition, new product development, expansion programs, asset/equipment financing, credit, and mezzanine financing. The firm seeks to make investments in various sectors including restaurants, gaming, lodging, leisure, oil and gas, airlines, and specialty finance. The firm seeks to invest in the United States. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $100 million with syndication capabilities for transactions above $...

227 West Monroe Street

Suite 3900

Chicago, IL 60606

United States

Founded in 2007





Key Executives for Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Managing Partner, Chairman of the Management Committee, and Chairman of the Investment Committee
Senior Partner, Member of Management Committee, and Member of Investment Committee
Senior Partner, Member of the Management Committee, and Member of the Investment Committee
Age: 37
Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Investment Committee
Principal, Chief Operating Officer, Member of Management Committee, and Member of Investment Committee
Age: 51
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC Key Developments

Victory Park Capital Secures $51 Million Credit Facility from GE Capital to Further Growth of Giordano’S

Victory Park Capital announced that it has secured a $51 million credit facility from GE Capital, Franchise Finance and Citizen’s Bank to refinance existing VPC debt and fund long-term growth initiatives of Giordano’s. The credit facility will contribute to corporate and franchise expansion in key markets outside of Chicago and help fund the development of business enhancements impacting Giordano’s growth strategy. The company’s long-term development plan includes the opening of new Giordano’s restaurants in a number of new markets outside of the current operating footprint. The recapitalization will provide the business with incremental growth capital to support the capital expenditures for expansion.

Victory Park Capital Promotes Five to Leadership Team

Victory Park Capital announced the promotion of five investment professionals in its Chicago office, signaling the depth and further development of the firm's investment expertise. The new appointments are as follows: Charles Asfour, Partner. Charlie will continue to be responsible for originating, executing and managing private debt and equity investments in middle market companies across a number of industries. He plays a leading role in VPC’s investment efforts within the transportation and retail sectors, and is actively involved in value creation initiatives and strategic alternatives for VPC’s investments. Tom Affolter, Partner. Tom oversaw the development of VPC’s SBIC fund, which he currently manages. He is also responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and managing private debt and equity investments in lower middle market companies, including those in the specialty finance sector. Robert Goldstein, Principal. Robert is primarily involved in developing and implementing operational and strategic initiatives within VPC’s portfolio companies and working with the management teams on various value creation initiatives. He will continue to be active in originating investment opportunities for the firm. Tom Welch, Principal. Tom is involved in sourcing, underwriting, executing and managing of private debt and equity investments, primarily in the specialty finance and industrial sectors. He has been integral in VPC’s leading presence as a capital provider in the specialty finance sector. Geoff Mikelsons, Vice President. Geoff is involved in the origination, fundamental analysis, transaction execution and management of private debt and equity investments with a focus on the consumer and retail sectors. He also actively works on value creation initiatives and strategic alternatives for VPC investments.

Victory Park Capital Advisors Plans To Raise Funds

Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC is planning to raise £200 million on London Stock Exchange. Jefferies stockbrokers are helping advice on the possible float, City sources told The Independent. Victory Park declined to comment on speculations.

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