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About

Mizzen Capital primarily invests debt into U.S. based lower middle market companies. We tailor capital structures to fit company's needs and objectives. We prioritize transparency and aligned goals.

DEI Policy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core tenets of Mizzen Capital’s priorities across every level of our firm in everything that we do - across gender, culture, ethnicity, disability and veteran status, among others. As a certified women and minority owned firm, our team is highly diverse. We embrace different perspectives and believe this leads to better decision making. We foster a collaborative culture based on trust, respect and integrity. 

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Strategy

A company's success is our success. Our interests must be aligned and our commitments to each other must be clear and achievable.

Investment Characteristics

  • Targeting companies with EBITDA of $1M to $10M

  • Emphasis on business models with  free cash flows, recurring revenues and lower capex and consistent historical financial performance

  • Strong, Experienced Management team with demonstrated commitment to success

  • Defensible industry leadership or distinguished market niche

  • Growing market with fundamental value proposition

  • Asset base or reliable cash flows to support loans.

  • Located in the United States or its territories

Industry Sectors

  • Manufacturing

  • Industrial

  • Business Services

  • Healthcare Services

  • Information Technology

  • Software

  • Energy Transition

Transaction Structures

  • Senior Secured First Lien, Senior Secured Second Lien, Mezzanine With Warrants and Equity Co-Investment.

  • Under 4x leverage

  • Use of Proceeds: Including but not limited to providing working capital, recapitalizations, acquisitions, and growth

  • Investment Size can range up to $30M, larger loans will be syndicated. Smaller transactions will be considered if they are integral to a larger relationship

Mizzen Philosophy and ESG Impact

Mizzen employs ESG approach to investing

  • The success of Mizzen Capital Management, LLC (“Mizzen”) depends on the success of our portfolio companies, our investors, our colleagues and our communities and we consider all of them in our decisions.

  • Small businesses provide the vitality and foundation of communities and Mizzen is dedicated to supporting the growth of small U.S. based businesses. 

  • Mizzen is a women-owned SBIC fund with a diverse and inclusive team that connects us to diverse ownership teams seeking investment. Mizzen:

    • Value honesty and integrity in everything we do.

    • Strive to act responsibly and to communicate clearly.

    • Build long term relationships based on trust and respect.

    • Empower our team and companies with aligned goal.

Mizzen commits to U.N. PRI

  • Incorporate ESG issues into our investment analysis and decision-making processes.

  • Be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  • Seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  • Promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  • Work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  • Report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles

Mizzen is committed to uphold the U.N. principles of responsible investing(“U.N. PRI”) in the following manner:

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Current Portfolio

A Corrosion Prevention Company

$4,200,000

Senior Secured Term Loan

16 Mar 2023

An Aerospace Components Manufacturer

$5,000,000

Term Loan

16 Dec 2022

A Critical Infrastructure Service Provider

$2,600,000

10 Mar 2023

$2,100,000

1 Feb 2022

$2,800,000

6 Dec 2021

$6,000,000

15 Jul 2021

A Biomass Power Generation Company

$1,150,000

9 Dec 2022

$1,000,000

3 Jun 2022

$3,250,000

27 Oct 2021

$12,750,000

2 Aug 2021

A provider of body scanners in the security and surveillance market

$4,000,000

6 Mar 2023

$7,250,000

16 Nov 2021

A Recycling and Manufacturing Company

$12,500,000

Term Loan

23 Nov 2022

A Commercial Landscape Company

$5,500,000

Debt and Equity

2 Mar 2023

A Flexible Packaging Contract Manufacturer

$23,000,000

Term Loan and Equity In which Mizzen Invested $7,500,000

29 Sept 2022

Mizzen News

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Ms. Karter is featured on WCBS 880's Small Business Spotlight titled "Investors pour capital into these New York-area businesses."

22 May 2023

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Mizzen Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Smith as Managing Director of Investor Relations.

28 Apr 2023

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Ms. Adler will be at ACG New York's 10th Annual Women of Leadership Summit on a panel entitled "2023 Debt Investment Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities" on April 19th.

29 Mar 2023

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Ms. Adler has been named as one of the Top 25 Women in M&A by Opus Connect.

13 Mar 2023

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Ms. Adler is featured in Nixon Peabody LLP's NP Impact: Women Making History series. She spoke on her experiences as a trail blazing female investment banker and emphasizes the power of diversity.

13 Mar 2023

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