Specialty Finance

Accessing liquidity is important to providers of equipment financing and equipment management services. The experience and expertise of Key’s specialty finance team allows us to leverage our equipment knowledge and our network of institutional investors to tailor specialty funding and portfolio management solutions.

We provide crucial liquidity to specialty finance providers, including small and middle ticket finance and leasing companies, business development companies and similar firms with our lender finance products.

Key is also an active participant in the lease capital markets, where it purchases, syndicates and arranges a variety of equipment finance transactions in the government, IT, construction, transportation, healthcare, aviation and other sectors.

An equipment finance expert will listen to your business requirements, then help you select and access the best solution for your needs.

KeyBank has arranged specialty finance using the bank’s balance sheet for a range of specialized borrowers and lessees. Some of our recent success includes:

  • Transportation sector: Key provided $8.2 million in financing to a trucking company to replace aging trucks in its fleet.
  • Aviation equipment: Key provided $45 million in financing for a corporate aircraft.

Key has a reputation for excellence in specialty finance; we're known for drawing upon all our resources, including:

  • Established track record and portfolio of strong performance
  • Seasoned expertise from a dedicated team with industry-specific knowledge providing reliable, consistent access to capital
  • Expanded capital opportunities through extensive relationships in the capital markets

The lease capital markets team acquires secured, equipment-based financing structures, leveraging our asset diversity and depth of contacts in the industry. The same team sells transactions originated through our clients to the capital markets and targeted assets from our portfolio to third-party investors in support of our single-source strategy. We can fund, underwrite or perform the agent/arranger role in these transactions.