Capital Markets

Leveraged Finance

Our senior team of professionals works with financial sponsors and corporations to finance non-investment grade acquisitions, LBO/MBO transactions, and dividend recapitalizations through leveraged loans, asset-based loans and high-yield bonds.

We take pride in understanding our borrowers' business goals and financing needs to develop a capital structure and a syndication strategy that meets those priorities.

Our clients benefit from Fifth Third Securities insights and investor relationships.

  • We maintain a broad range of bank and non-bank investor clients with investment parameters and philosophies that we understand.
  • Fifth Third's proprietary market intelligence includes comparable transactions, structure and pricing recommendations, and insight into market themes and conditions.

Our solutions include fully underwritten transactions and bridge loans.

  • For M&A and buyout deals, our team provides fully underwritten transactions to clients, ensuring a successful execution.
  • Typically used in M&A transactions, we can use bridge loans to enable a transaction to proceed prior to permanent financing. Our team can assist in arranging a permanent financing solution.


  1. Fifth Third Bank provides access to investments and investment services through various subsidiaries, including Fifth Third Securities. Fifth Third Securities is the trade name used by Fifth Third Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and a registered investment advisor registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Securities and investments offered through Fifth Third Securities, Inc. and insurance products:
    • Are Not FDIC Insured
    • Offer No Bank Guarantee
    • May Lose Value
    • Are Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency
    • Are Not A Deposit
  2. Insurance products made available through Fifth Third Insurance Agency, Inc.

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