Over 2,000 small business owners have already told their friends about Live Oak Bank.

Live Oak Bank made its first loan in 2008. Since then, we have successfully financed over 2,300 small business acquisitions across a variety of industries nationwide. The bank started with a focus on lending to veterinarians and has expanded to 17 industry-focused verticals and growing.


Live Oak Bank Acquisition Loans by Industry

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

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.

Acquisition Financing - Recently closed deals

The team at Live Oak is actively working with the search fund community and is well versed in the process. Heather and Lisa understood that my military background and education positioned me to be a strong business owner. The entire team at Live Oak was exceptional throughout the loan process. I look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Andrew KrawczelBroadwater Capital Partners, LLC

Term Loan Amount: $1,380,000

Live Oak Bank made the SBA loan process efficient and understandable. I knew where I was every step of the way. The M&A lending team guided me through the process with full transparency and were extremely knowledgeable about what was needed to get the loan funded.”

Andy RougeotRogue Mountain, LLC

Term Loan Amount: $1,901,000

The team at Live Oak Bank understands how to structure an SBA M&A deal. Lisa and Heather ask the right questions to understand the details of the transaction. They keep working capital needs top of mind for the transition and on-going operations. Since they are experts in the space, we know the seller and buyer are in good hands with the Live Oak M&A Lending team.”

David RyanUpton Financial Group

Term Loan Amount: $3,202,880

Lisa and Heather truly understand the M&A process and the nuances involved in SBA lending. They have a great way of bringing all the parties together and taking into consideration the needs of both the seller and the buyer. I would highly recommend Live Oak to anyone seeking financing for an acquisition.”

Walt LipskiUpton Finacial Group

Term Loan Amount: $2,308,500

Our Acquisition Team
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