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Looking for a mezzanine loan? Ocean Pacific Capital is a leader in providing all types of mezzanine programs. Whether mezzanine purchase, mezzanine refinance, or mezzanine construction, our mezzanine department offers a wide variety of options. Particularly in today's tight senior debt market, mezzanine is an increasingly important capital option for growing companies. We provide mezzanine financing from $500,000.00 to $1,300,000,000.00. If you are looking for a commercial mezzanine conduit, or construction mezzanine financing in California, or any other state, with good or bad credit, we can help you find the mezzanine program that meets your unique and individual needs.

A mezzanine loan is a relatively large, unsecured loan (a loan that is not backed by a pledging of assets) with a maturity of at least five years. The loan carries a detachable warrant (the right to purchase a certain number of shares of stock or bonds at a given price for a certain period of time) or a similar mechanism to allow the lender to share in the future success of the business. Mezzanine loans are dependent on cash flow for repayment.

Mezzanine loans are similar to commercial second mortgages, except that mezzanine loans are secured by a percentage of ownership of the project, a 2nd T.D. that owns the property, as opposed to the real estate. If the company fails to make the payments, the mezzanine lender can foreclose on the stock in a matter of a few weeks. If you own the company that owns the property, you control the property. Therefore, a mezzanine loan is secured by the stock of a company, which is personal property and can be seized much faster. Mezzanine loans are large. It is hard to find a mezzanine lender who will thoroughly read through all of the required paperwork for a loan of less than $5 million. Typically, mezzanine lenders typically prefer big projects.

Furthermore, a mezzanine loan, as John C. Murray explains in his article entitled "The Mezzanine Financing Endorsement," is "a result of the increased securitization of real estate and the packaging of pools of loans for sale into the secondary market, mezzanine financing has become very popular in recent years. Mezzanine financing (or, perhaps more appropriately, mezzanine capital) fills the gap between the first mortgage financing, which usually has a loan-to-value ratio of forty to seventy-five percent, and the equity participation of the principals of the borrower, which is usually no more than ten percent of the cost of the project. Mezzanine financing commonly supplies financing of ten percent to fifty percent of the project's capital structure cost. This type of financing can take several forms. Most commonly, it involves extending credit to the partners or other equity holders of a borrower and taking a pledge of such parties' equity interests (including the right to distributions of income). Alternatively, the lender may take a preferred equity position, which is entitled to distributions of excess cash flow after debt service, ahead of the borrower's principals. A "combination" loan structure may also be used to combine a first mortgage loan with mezzanine financing at an aggregate loan-to-value ratio of ninety to ninety-five percent. This type of structure may contain a shared appreciation or contingent feature, an exit fee paid by the borrower, or sometimes, both. The borrower in a mezzanine loan is often an LLC, and the equity participant in the borrowing entity is frequently itself an LLC. In those situations where the mezzanine lender is taking a pledge of some or all of the equity interests in one or more of these entities in connection with the mezzanine loan, the lender may look to the title insurer for special forms of title-insurance coverage. The lender may seek some form of non- imputation coverage, i.e., assurance that the title insurer will not deny coverage under the owner's policy based on matters known to the borrowing entity (or its members) being imputed to the lender. Copies of endorsements offering this type of coverage are attached hereto. Title underwriters may require an affidavit and an indemnity agreement from the existing LLC members, and from the mezzanine lender when it exercises its foreclosure rights under the pledge and succeeds to an ownership interest in the mezzanine borrower. These affidavits and indemnity agreements will state that the respective parties have no knowledge of any fact that will affect the coverage under the policy, and will hold the title insurer harmless for losses resulting from its reliance on such affidavits and indemnities. The title insurer may also require, and review, financial statements from all relevant parties in order to achieve a comfort level for relying on the aforementioned indemnity. The attached endorsements state that (as agreed to by the insured and its equity members) all payments for loss under the policy will go directly to the mezzanine lender, and that there will be no denial of coverage as the result of the transfer of any of the LLC membership interests to the mezzanine lender. The endorsements further provide that the title insurer waives its right of subrogation and indemnity against any of the insured owner's equity owners until the mezzanine loan is paid in full. If a loss occurs under the policy, the amount paid by the title insurer is limited to the actual loss less a percentage thereof equal to the percentage of LLC membership interests not owned by the mezzanine lender at such time. If the loss occurs before the mezzanine lender's acquisition of the insured owner's membership interests, the mezzanine lender is not required first to pursue its remedies against other collateral. However, the title insurer's liability in any event is limited to the amount of the mezzanine loan, and the title insurer is entitled to credit for any amount paid out under a simultaneous loan policy. The title insurer is also entitled to reimbursement from payments received by the mezzanine lender from other security. The term "mezzanine lender" can be defined to include the owner of the mezzanine loan and each successor in interest in ownership of the mezzanine loan, and include any subsidiary or affiliate entity of the owner of the mezzanine loan. The availability and content of the attached endorsements will vary depending on factual and underwriting considerations, as well as statutory and regulatory restraints in certain states." Mezzanine lenders and commercial mezzanine construction lenders await our clients' application for a mezzanine loan, a multifamily or apartment construction loan, a commercial construction loan, a condo, or residential subdivision construction loan, or a land development loan.

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Daily Oil & Gas and Wall Street Journal News
9/22/19

Oil Prices Up for the Week
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019

An exciting week for WTI and Brent crude oil future has come to an end.

US Drillers Lose 18 Oil, Gas Rigs
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019

The U.S. lost a net total of 18 oil and gas rigs this week.

Bahamas Terminal Returns to Full Ops
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019

Buckeye Partners reported that it has resumed full operations at its Buckeye Bahamas Hub.

Permian Child Wells May Cut Oil Recovery By 20 Percent
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019

Oil producers drilling so-called parent-child wells in the Permian Basin are risking the loss of 15% to 20% of the crude that can ultimately be recovered from those wells by spacing them too close together.

More Haynesville Gas Headed to Gulf Coast
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019

Enterprise Products Partners will expand and extend its Acadian natural gas pipeline system linking the Haynesville Shale to the LNG market in South Louisiana.

McDermott May Sell Lummus
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019

McDermott is considering selling all or part of its Lummus Technology business.

Aramco Reveals Damage to Giant Oil Field
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019

Saudi Aramco revealed damage caused by an aerial strike on its Khurais oil field last weekend.

Volatile Market Expected to Continue in 2H
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019

The oil and gas market is expected to continue to be volatile in the second half of 2019, Petronas notes.

Texas Coast Reels from Flooding
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019

The remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda lashed Houston and coastal Texas, inundating homes, paralyzing travelers, disrupting oil supplies and threatening hospitals and refineries.

Risk of Further Saudi Attacks High
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019

The risk of further high-impact attacks against Saudi energy infrastructure is high, according to Verisk Maplecroft.

Wall Street Journal
Commercial News

9/22/19

WSJ.com: US Business

This Company Has Filed 10,000 Appeals to Trump's Tariffs
President Trump has said China is paying the cost of tariffs, but many U.S. importers see them as threats and are racing to seek exemptions. One such company has filed nearly two-thirds of all appeals.

Oil Companies, Pushed to Address Climate, Disagree on How
As global leaders prepare to debate action on climate change at the United Nations, big oil companies are aiming to show that they are part of the solution to a problem they helped cause.

Deere Turns to U.S. After Growth Stalls Overseas
Deere?s incoming chief executive will take charge as the struggling tractor maker switches course from its sluggish global expansion to a narrower focus on its home U.S. market.

Uber, Lyft Drivers Torn as California Law Could Reclassify Them
Some gig-economy workers who drive for Uber and Lyft see downsides ahead with California?s new law that might label them as employees instead of independent contractors.

The War for Talent in the Age of Netflix
In the battle to dominate the new entertainment landscape, Hollywood?s titans are borrowing from Netflix?s playbook, transforming how they do business with writers, producers and stars?and how money is made in entertainment.

Powell's Subtle Messaging to Trump on Trade Fight
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell?s press conference this week carried a subtle message for President Trump: If you?re worried about an economic slowdown, find a way to cool down the trade war.

Pace of Growth Slowed for U.S. Household Net Worth in Second Quarter
The net worth of American households grew in second quarter, but at a slower rate than the prior quarter.

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