Testimonials

“We are very pleased with our relationship with Crystal. They took the time to understand our unique business model and provided a very attractive structure. Crystal continues to be a very supportive and flexible partner.”

—Larry Bartlett, Vice President - Finance, TRI Ventures, Inc

“At CARite we are focused on making the car purchasing process a better experience through great selection, transparent pricing and multiple financing options.  At this important juncture in our Company’s history, it was critical that our first institutional debt capital partner understand our business and our goals.  Crystal’s extensive underwriting expertise in the specialty finance sector in addition to their creative structuring approach set them apart as we considered various options.  Finally, the inclusion of a delayed draw facility as part of the overall commitment will allow us to continue to expand our lease financing business with certainty. ”

- John Neary, CEO, CARite

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"We are excited to have Crystal as our financing partner. This new credit facility provides us with significant flexibility for continued execution of our growth initiatives into the coming years. Crystal’s creative approach, long-term focus and flexibility were the primary drivers why we chose them."

—Andrew Coon, CEO of CapFlow Funding

“CDS represented an excellent opportunity for us to invest in the IT life-cycle management sector specifically third-party maintenance. The transaction needed to close quickly and required a lender with the ability to navigate the complexities of global operations in addition to understanding the technical drivers of CDS’ business model. Crystal is a reliable financing partner and we are pleased to be working with them on this investment.”

- John Beauclair, Senior Principal at New State Capital Partners

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“Crystal Financial has worked hard to develop a financing package that meets the needs of easyhome. The new term loan will allow us to capture more of the demand for alternative sources of consumer financing in the Canadian marketplace and continue growing our financial services businesses.” 

—Steve Goertz, Chief Financial Officer

 
 

"We needed a financing partner with prior experience in our industry, who would understand and value our track record, to provide a facility that would generate maximum levels of liquidity and fund our growth. There is no question that Crystal Financial’s Chris Arnold and the team distinguished themselves very quickly and executed a transaction that met and exceeded our expectations. We look forward to a long-term productive relationship."

—Jim Teppen, GCA President

"We are extremely pleased with the long term partnership we have had with Crystal. Chris Arnold and the team have a very in-depth knowledge of the specialty finance industry and their thoughtful approach has made them a trusted and critical resource in facilitating our growth."

—Brian Markworth, Chief Financial Officer

“Crystal Financial and Second Avenue Capital Partners are nimble, non-bank providers of debt capital, and they were able to meet all our requirements. Their extensive experience working with retail and consumer products companies gave us tremendous comfort that we’re establishing a long-term partnership with firms who truly understand this industry.”

- Brad Holtmeier, Partner, CriticialPoint Capital

“KPM is a demonstrated leader in the manufacture of analytical instruments for a wide range of industrial applications.  It made sense for us to partner with a demonstrated leader like Crystal for our financing.  Their structure met the needs of both our domestic subsidiaries as well as our international operations.  In addition, their ability to quickly respond makes them a great resource for the additional acquisitions we plan to pursue.”

- Chris McIntire, CEO of KPM.

 
 

“Crystal quickly differentiated itself as a provider of creative solutions and delivered a financing that met all of our objectives.  The Crystal team was effective in determining an appropriate debt structure and focused on the timely execution of our deal.  We are excited to be working with them.”

- Bob Winneg of New England Capital Partners, owner of NELS

“We take tremendous pride in delivering products and services to customers throughout Canada and their lenders to support home ownership. The Crystal Financial-SCP team has the same focus and dedication to streamlined execution and delivering excellence as we do for our clients. We have enjoyed working with them and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership.”

-Kathy Gregory, Founding President and CEO of Ashley Park Operations Corp.

“We have worked quickly to execute on the strategy of rolling up businesses in the on-line process analytics industry where highly technical sensors and analyzers are critical tools in many industrial applications. Crystal has distinguished themselves as a thoughtful and pragmatic resource. In addition, their ability to quickly understand our goals will be beneficial as we pursue additional acquisitions.”

-Monte Hammouri, CEO of Process Insights

“We believe there are ample opportunities to make attractive investments in this market. Yet our ability to do so is, in part, dependent on a financing partner that understands our investment thesis and vision.  Crystal Financial took a thoughtful approach to generate liquidity from our portfolio companies and created a loan structure designed to provide us with both flexibility and access to capital for future acquisitions,”

- Greg Baxter, Executive Chairman, SDOI

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“We are excited to work with Crystal Financial as their depth of industry expertise and collaborative mentality will be an asset to the Company going forward.”

- Michael Buckley, CEO of True Religion