PNC Business Credit

We get the deal done.


PNC Business Credit is a leading provider of senior secured financing for mid-sized companies and private equity firms throughout the U.S., Canada and the UK.

With more than 1,500 deals closed in the last 9 years across a wide variety of industries, our clients count on our consistency, experience and expertise to get the deal done.

 

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  • For mid-sized companies
    Middle Market Financial Decision Makers
    Comprehensive, flexible senior secured financing that reaches beyond the ordinary, beyond borders and beyond expectation.
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  • For private equity firms
    Committed to Private Equity
    Delivering confidence of execution in a senior secured financing relationship supporting value creation through the life of your investment.
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  • Lending Capabilities

    Across a wide variety of industries, PNC Business Credit offers loans from $10 million to $1 billion that maximize access to capital for acquisitions, recapitalizations, turnarounds, expansions and more.

  • Lending Capability
    Senior Secured Financing

    Creative and flexible asset-based revolver and term structures that maximize access to capital.

     

    Middle MarketPrivate Equity

    Senior Secured Financing
  • Lending Capability
    Junior Secured & Second Lien Financing
    Stretch cash flow, junior secured and second lien solutions are provided through Steel City Capital Funding.
    Junior Secured & Second Lien Financing
  • Lending Capability
    Technology Finance
    Creative capital tailored around the intrinsic value of the recurring revenue streams for Sponsor-backed enterprise software and technology-enabled companies.
    Technology Finance
  • Lending Capability
    Retail Finance
    As the retail industry undergoes unprecedented transformation, demand is increasing for flexible capital to fuel changing business models. Our newly established Retail Finance unit delivers exceptional lending opportunities and banking services.
    Retail Finance
  • Cross Border & International Financing

    When capital needs require international reach, seamless Cross Border lending for companies in the United Kingdom and Canada offered by PNC Business Credit can power efficiencies and growth.

  • International
    Business Credit - United Kingdom
    Awarded lending capabilities in the UK with more than $3 billion in commitments under management.
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  • International
    Business Credit - Canada
    Senior Secured Financing solutions for Canadian companies and U.S. companies with operations in Canada.
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  • We Get the Deal Done

    At PNC Business Credit, “Done Deal” is not a tagline. It’s who we are.

    Consistent, creative, reliable capital in all phases of the business cycle delivered by leading dealmakers who are experts in their field. With us, it's more than confidence of execution. It’s a done deal.

    Nephron Pharmaceuticals

    $330,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Generic & Over-the-Counter Drug Manufacturer

    Castle Metals DIP

    $85,000,000

    DIP Revolving Line of Credit

    Metals, Services & Supply Chain Solutions Provider

    Castle Metals Exit

    $125,000,000

    Exit Revolving Line of Credit

    Metals, Services & Supply Chain Solutions Provider

    Chemico Systems, Inc.

    $30,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Specialty Chemicals Provider

    Borden Dairy Company

    a portfolio company of

    ACON Investments, L.L.C.

     Undisclosed

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Fluid Milk Manufacturing & Distribution

    Hirschfeld Steel Group LP

    $82,500,000

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Structural Steel Component Fabricator

    Harvest Hill Beverage Co/Sunny Delight

    a portfolio company of

    Brynnwood Partners*

    $94,500,000*

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Beverage Manufacturer & Marketer

    TurbineAero Inc.

    a portfolio company of

    The Gores Group

    $42,500,000*

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Aerospace Component Maintenance & Repair Provider

    DCM Group Inc.

    C$38,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Construction Management Solutions Provider

    Conifex

    $225,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Lumber Products

    Doxim

    Strattam Capital

    C$17,100,000

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Financial Services Software Solutions Provider

    Absorb

    a portfolio company of

    Silversmith Capital Partners

     Undisclosed

    Recurring Revenue

    Corporate Learning Management System Provider

    C&D Technologies, Inc.

    a portfolio company of

    KPS Capital Partners, LP

    $65,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Power Conversion & Electrical Power Storage Systems Provider

    Escape Technology

    a portfolio company of

    Alpine Investors, LP

     Undisclosed

    Recurring Revenue

    School Business Software Applications Provider

    Global Employment Solutions

    a portfolio company of

    TZP Group, LLC

    $45,000,000*

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Professional IT Staffing Services Provider

    Readypower

    a portfolio company of

    Primary Capital Partners LLP

     Undisclosed

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Specialist Plant Hire

    ChiroTouch

    a portfolio company of

    Waud Capital Partners

     Undisclosed

    Recurring Revenue

    Electronic Health Records & Practice Management Software

    Zero Chaos

    a portfolio company of

    The Carlyle Group

    $410,000,000*

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    A Workforce Solutions Company

    asentinel

    a portfolio company of

    Marlin Equity Partners

     Undisclosed

    Recurring Revenue

    Telecom and Mobile Expense Management Software Provider

    Maksteel

    C$77,500,000

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Steel Processing Service Center

    AIT Worldwide Logistics

    $55,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Full-service Transportation Management Provider

    EMR USA Holdings, Inc.

    $180,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Scrap Metal Recycling

    iHeart Communications Inc.

    $150,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Global Media & Entertainment Provider

    Brunswick Bowling Products

    a portfolio company of

    BlueArc Capital Partners, LLC & Gladstone Investment Corporation

    $40,000,000*

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Bowling Products Producer

    Virtex Enterprises LP

    a portfolio company of

    Insight Equity

    $37,000,000*

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Electronics Manufacturing Service Provider

    Wellnext, LLC

    a portfolio company of

    WM Partners, LP

    $80,000,000*

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Nutritional Supplement Manufacturer

    Aeropostale, Inc.

    $175,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Specialty Apparel Retailer

    C&J Energy Services

    $200,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Oilfield Services Provider

    VisionWorks of America, Inc.

    $85,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Eyecare Services Provider & Retailer

    Anvil International

    a portfolio company of

    One Equity Partners

    $80,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Products Manufacturer

    CDI Corp

    a portfolio company of

    AE Industrial Partners, LLC

    $150,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Engineering, IT & Staffing Solutions Provider

    TaylorMade Golf Company, Inc.

    a portfolio company of

    KPS Capital Partners

    $225,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Golf Equipment Designer & Manufacturer

    Birchstreet

    a portfolio company of

    Serent Capital

     Undisclosed

    Recurring Revenue

    Procure-to-Pay Solutions Provider

    Comlinkdata, Inc.

    a portfolio company of

    Alpine Investors, LP

     Undisclosed

    Recurring Revenue

    Telecom Market Data & Analytics Provider

    Finish Line

    $315,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Athletic Shoes, Apparel & Accessories Retailer

    Charming Charlie

    $$35,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Women's Fashion & Accessories Retailer

    Doxim

    a portfolio company of

    GI Partners

     Undisclosed

    Recurring Revenue

    Financial Services Software Solutions Provider

    Big Red

    $25,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Taylor Forklift Sales, Rental & Service Provider

    Ferrellgas

    $200,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit & Letter of Credit

    Propane Solutions

    Ferrellgas

    $16,200,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Electronic Components Provider

    Need It Now Delivers

    a portfolio company of

    Palm Beach Capital

    $28,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Logistics & Delivery Service Provider

    Qualtek

    a portfolio company of

    Brightstar Capital Partners

    $65,000,000

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Telecommunications & Power Sectors Solutions Provider

    Statewide Traffic Safety & Signs dba Traffic Solutions Corp

    a portfolio company of

    Sterling Partners

     Undisclosed

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Traffic Control & Safety Products & Services Provider

    Goody, Inc.

    a portfolio company of

    ACON Investments

    $55,000,000*

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Global Consumer Goods Provider

    HOP Energy

    a portfolio company of

    Delos Capital

     Undisclosed*

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Residential & Commercial Heating Oil & Service Provider

    Nova Wildcat/Shur-Line

    a portfolio company of

    Nova Capital

    $80,000,000*

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Home Improvement & Hardware Products Provider

    Connecture

    a portfolio company of

    Francisco Partners

     Undisclosed

    Recurring Revenue

    Healthcare IT Solutions & Service Provider

    Fairwarning

    a portfolio company of

    Mainsail Partners

     Undisclosed

    Recurring Revenue

    Data Protection & Governance Software

    KORE

    a portfolio company of

    Serent Capital

     Undisclosed

    Recurring Revenue

    Business Management Software for Sports & Entertainment

    American Piping Products, Inc.

    a portfolio company of

    Center Rock Capital Partners, LP

     Undisclosed

    Revolving Line of Credit

    Seamless Pipe Distributor

    Fresh Market

    $30,000,000

    Letter of Credit Facility

    Specialty Retail Grocer

    Innovex Downhole Solutions

    a portfolio company of

    Intervale Capital

    $84,250,000

    Revolving Line of Credit & Term Loan

    Downhole Tool Manufacturer

    Our Team


  • Team
    Our Executive Leadership Team
    More than 20 years of consistent industry leadership.
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  • Gail K. Bernstein

    EVP & National Investment Manager

    PNC Business Credit


    Gail K. Bernstein is Executive Vice President and National Investment Manager for PNC Business Credit. She is responsible for oversight of the cross-selling of all PNC Bank products and services to current and prospective PNC Business Credit clients.

    Bernstein joined PNC Business Credit to open its West Coast office in 1998 as Western Region Marketing Manager. Previously, she was National Sales and Marketing Manager for Wells Fargo’s asset-based lending unit. Bernstein was also Senior Credit Officer and National Marketing Director for Signal Capital Corporation’s asset-based unit, and Managing Director of Bank of America’s Latin American Private Banking division.

    She received her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and her MBA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Bernstein also completed the Smith Management Program at Smith College. 

    She serves on the executive committee of the National Commercial Finance Association and is Vice Chair of the education committee, in addition to serving on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter. Bernstein’s active memberships include the Commercial Finance Association (board and various committees), the Turnaround Management Association, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Women’s Leadership Council and the Jonathan Club.

    George G. Cole, Jr.

    EVP & Director of Internal Controls

    PNC Business Credit


    George G. Cole, Jr. is Executive Vice President and Director of Internal Controls for PNC Business Credit. He is responsible for oversight of PNC Business Credit’s Underwriting, Field Examination, and Operations groups nationally, including regional offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York, Charlotte, Dallas, Chicago and Pasadena.

    Cole joined PNC Business Credit in 2003 and has nearly 30 years of experience in commercial finance and middle market lending. He began his career with Mellon Bank in the asset-based lending group after successfully completing the bank's credit training program. While at Mellon, Cole held various senior management positions in field examination, underwriting, business development and relationship management.

    He received his B.A. from Widener University.

    Cole is a member of the Commercial Finance Association and previously served on the board of the Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League. 

    William A. Kosis

    Chief Executive Officer

    PNC Business Credit


    William A. Kosis is Chief Executive Officer of PNC Business Credit.

    Kosis joined PNC Business Credit as Chief Executive Officer at its inception in 1997. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of IBJ Schroder Business Credit. He started the asset based lending division of IBJ Schroder Bank & Trust, and expanded the group into a well-respected national industry participant. Kosis also managed the Bank of New York Middle Market Northern Team, and later started and managed the bank's Middle Market Connecticut division. He began his career in the management training program at G.E. Capital.

    Kosis received his B.A. from Penn State University and his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He also completed post graduate work at the Graduate School of Credit and Finance at Stanford University.

    Kosis is a member of the Commercial Finance Association and the New York Runners Club.

    Peter J. Mardaga

    EVP & Western Division Executive

    PNC Business Credit


    Peter J. Mardaga is Executive Vice President and Western Division Executive for PNC Business Credit. He is responsible for oversight of the teams that handle all new business development and relationship management for PNCBC’s Western division, which includes the West, Southwest, Upper Midwest, Canada and the Southeast.

    Mardaga joined The PNC Financial Services Group in 1992 and has been with PNC Business Credit since its formation in 1997. He has served in a number of senior sales, portfolio and managerial positions within PNC Business Credit and was also Chief Operating Officer. Mardaga started his career with Wachovia Bank.

    He received his B.S. and MBA from Fordham University.

    Mardaga is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Commercial Finance Association and the Turnaround Management Association.

    W. Craig Stillwagon

    EVP & Eastern Division Executive

    PNC Business Credit


    W. Craig Stillwagon is Executive Vice President and Eastern Division Executive for PNC Business Credit. He is responsible for oversight of the teams that handle all new business development and relationship management for PNCBC’s Eastern division, which includes the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and the United Kingdom.

    Stillwagon joined PNC Business Credit in 1997. He began his career with Marine Midland Bank (now HSBC) in the NYC Midtown Commercial Lending Group after successfully completing the bank's Accelerated Credit Training Program. Stillwagon has over 30 years of experience in middle market lending and business development, including experience with Norwest Bank (now Wells Fargo) and CIT Business Credit.

    He received his B.A. from Denison University and completed post graduate work at the University of Nevada.

    Stillwagon is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Turnaround Management Association and the Commercial Finance Association. 

    Peter W. Thompson

    EVP & Chief Operating Officer

    PNC Business Credit


    Peter W. Thompson is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for PNC Business Credit. He is responsible for the internal day to day operations of PNC Business Credit.

    Thompson joined PNC Business Credit in 1997. He began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank, and attained the rank of vice president and senior loan officer. He was a founding member of a de novo commercial finance operation at the Bank of New York, managing the Auditing and Operations department. Thompson previously was the portfolio manager for IBJ Schroder Business Credit.

    He received his B.S. from St. John's University.

    Thompson is a former president of the Commercial Finance Association - New York Chapter.

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    For mid-sized companies and private equity firms looking to secure working capital and term financing ranging from $10 million to $1 billion and beyond for business growth, connect with one of our leading dealmakers today.