Live Oak Bank is a niche commercial bank providing growth capital to lower-middle market and middle market sized businesses nationwide. Our middle market lending team focuses on lending to strong, cash flow-based businesses historically in non-cyclical, low capital intense industries with recurring revenues.

Regardless of tangible collateral values, Live Oak’s sponsor finance lending group can provide your business the capital it needs. Whether you are pursuing growth through acquisitions, seeking assistance in an ownership transition, or simply looking for a bank that understands your service-based business — we can support your goals. Here’s an overview of our qualifiers.

Typical Customer Profile

EBITDA from $1 million to $12 million
Less than $125 million in revenues
$5 million to $35 million in debt facilities
Sponsor and non-sponsor led transactions

Businesses Served

Cash flow-based businesses
Recurring revenues
Low capital intensity

Loan Structures

Acquisition and development lines of credit
Revolving lines of credit for working capital
Stock redemption facilities
Term loans

Loan Uses

Mergers and acquisitions
Partner buyouts
De novo development
Working capital

Why Live Oak


We’ll take you where you need to go with our deep industry and product expertise. Our team understands the ins and outs of different business models, and we package your loan accordingly. Every industry has its own nuances and our lenders get that. When it comes to matching your businesses with the best loan, you can trust that it will be the ideal fit.


Our commitment to efficiency and transparency helps you avoid costly mistakes. We work hard to streamline the entire loan process, from the initial conversation to the day you get your money. Throughout your Live Oak experience, we’ll keep you updated and informed. By taking advantage of next-generation technology, your loan will move through each stage seamlessly. Our experienced team knows that your time is valuable, and we won’t waste any of it.


We strive to provide unmatched service and an unwavering dedication to your success. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at Live Oak. We like to say that we treat every customer like our only customer, and we honestly mean that. Your hopes, your dreams and your goals hold a lot of weight – it is what we work together to achieve. Going above and beyond for you is simply how we operate. We can only say that we’re successful when you are too, so we’ll do everything in our power to make that happen.

Our Middle Market Team
understands your business

From our Middle Market Resource Center

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