A Leading Direct Lender
to U.S. Middle Market Companies

Invest your money
where we invest ours.

Financing across the
capital structure

Flexibility and scale
to grow with borrowers

Relationship &
Solutions Focused


Solar Capital Partners, LLC (“SCP”) is an independent boutique asset manager focused on direct lending with expertise across a range of primarily senior secured financing solutions for U.S. middle market companies. From our roots as a cash flow direct lender to sponsor-owned companies, the SCP platform has evolved into a diversified commercial finance solutions provider encompassing cash flow, asset-based lending and specialty finance.

Michael Gross Co-Founder


We envisioned building a firm with a strong credit culture led by senior professionals with deep experience investing across the capital structure and throughout market cycles. Investing as principals alongside our shareholders and LPs is a core tenant of our philosophy.
— Michael Gross



Co-founded by Michael Gross and Bruce Spohler in 2006, SCP and its affiliates are supported by a team of ~165 employees including over 80 origination and investment professionals in more than a dozen offices across the U.S. Our dedicated asset class teams are led by senior investment professionals who have highly specialized direct lending expertise and lengthy industry experience building and managing large-scale credit focused investment businesses.

Bruce Spohler Co-Founder


SCP’s diversified specialty finance platform is uniquely positioned to provide flexible capital solutions to underserved middle market companies and offer the opportunity to generate attractive returns for yield-oriented investors.
— Bruce Spohler


Financial solutions

SCP provides U.S. middle market businesses and intermediaries with bespoke debt financing solutions to fund working capital, acquisition, refinancing and growth capital requirements. We leverage the experience, flexibility and expertise of SCP’s diversified platform to provide a range of cash flow and asset-based products and have the scale to be a full solutions provider. Since inception, SCP and its affiliates have invested over $11 billion in 750+ portfolio companies.

Investment Alternatives

Solar Capital Partners manages public and private yield-oriented investment vehicles that are designed to extract an illiquidity premium from the private middle market direct lending asset class relative to historically lower-yielding syndicated loan markets. SCP is the manager of publicly-traded closed-end business development companies (“BDCs”), separately managed accounts (“SMAs”), and private credit funds and has maintained alignment of interests through significant investments as principals alongside our investors.