Live Oak Bank made its first loan in 2008. Since then, we have successfully financed over 2,600 small business acquisitions across a variety of industries nationwide. The bank started with a focus on lending to veterinarians and has expanded to 20+ industry-focused verticals and growing.


Live oak bank acquisitions by industry

We’re headquartered in Wilmington, NC, and we’re proud of our national lending footprint, with the highest loan volume in the southeast.

Total number of acquisition loans bank-wide by region

Our dedicated mergers and acquisitions lending team has extensive SBA expertise. Whether you are a broker, intermediary, search fund or individual, our team will help you understand the process of acquiring a business structured with SBA financing.

Our Merger & Acquisition Team
understands your business

Need a little guidance and advice?

Contact one of our SBA loan specialists, they’re ready to help.

From Our Resource Center

From Our Resource Center

As part of our commitment to supporting small business owners, we have a library of free educational resources available to anyone. Here’s what you can expect to find in Live Oak Bank’s Resource Center:

  • Loan product overviews
  • Marketing tips and tricks
  • Small business fundamentals
  • Live Oak customer spotlights

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