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500 Boylston Street

Suite 1250

Boston, MA 02116

United States

Phone: 617-848-2500

Fax: 617-848-4300

NewStar Financial, Inc. operates as a specialized commercial finance company. The company focuses primarily on the direct origination of bank loans and equipment leases. The company's marketing and direct origination efforts target private equity sponsors, mid-sized companies, corporate executives, regional banks, real estate investors, and various other referral sources and financial intermediaries to source new customer relationships and lending opportunities. The company specializes in providing a range of senior secured debt financing options to mid-sized companies to fund working capital, growth strategies, acquisitions, and recapitalizations, as well as equipment purchases. It also selectively arranges larger transactions, which the company may hold on its balance sheet or syndicate to other lenders. The company also manages a private debt fund, the NewStar Credit Opportunities Fund, Ltd. (the NCOF), for third-party institutional investors. The NCOF invests in loans and other debt products originated or acquired by the company. Lending Groups The company’s lending activities are organized into four specialized lending groups: Leveraged Finance, Business Credit, Real Estate, and Equipment Finance. Leveraged Finance The company’s Leveraged Finance group originates, structures, and underwrites senior, secured cash flow loans and second lien loans. This group also provides senior secured loans to larger middle market companies with greater financing needs by participating in larger credit facilities with other lenders as a member of a syndicate. The company develops new customer relationships and sources its loans primarily through the direct marketing and origination efforts of its bankers. It targets mid-sized companies operating in selected industries and market segments, including healthcare; manufacturing and industrial; financial services; energy/chemical services; printing/publishing; consumer, retail and restaurants; and business and technology services. The company offers a range of senior debt financing options, including revolving credit facilities, term loans, and other debt products secured by various business assets. Business Credit NewStar Business Credit, LLC originates, structures, and underwrites senior, secured asset-based loans for companies across a range of industry sectors. The company’s asset-based loans are typically used to fund working capital needs and are secured by eligible, margined collateral, including accounts receivable, inventories, and other long–term assets. The company’s asset-based loans typically provide capital for purposes, such as working capital; acquisition; dividend recapitalizations; refinancing and restructuring; corporate growth; and management buyouts. The company targets mid-sized companies in various asset-intensive industries for its asset-based loans, including business services; auto/transportation; marketing; retail; general manufacturing; wholesale distribution; and technology. The company’s asset-based credit products include revolving lines of credit and senior secured term loans. Real Estate The company’s Real Estate group manages an existing portfolio of first mortgage debt which was used primarily to finance the acquisition of commercial real estate properties. Its portfolio of commercial real estate loans and other debt products was sourced primarily through property investors, specialized commercial real estate brokers, regional banks, and other financial intermediaries. The company’s commercial real estate loans typically provide capital for purposes, such as acquisitions; lease-ups; repositioning and build-outs; and refinancings and recapitalizations. It has a selective focus on property types where it has significant lending and underwriting experience, including office; multi-family; retail; and industrial. Equipment Finance The Equipment Finance group provides a range of lease financing options to mid-sized companies to fund various types of capital expenditures. The company originates new equipment finance business through a team of internal marketing officers. The company finances essential-use equipment for

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