New Canaan Funding (“NCF”) is a boutique investment firm focused on mezzanine, second lien and unitranche debt financings with offices in Florida, Connecticut and Illinois. As a partner to leading private equity sponsors in the middle market, NCF provides acquisition, buyout, recapitalization and growth financing.

NCF’s foundation is its proven track record, disciplined underwriting process, excellence in client service and continuity of their investment team. With origins dating back to the mid-90s, NCF has built a reputation as a mezzanine finance expert. Importantly, clients work directly with NCF Partners. They control the firm, make decisions quickly and deliver on their commitments.

NCF is currently investing out of its most recent fund: New Canaan Funding Mezzanine VII SBIC, L.P., which has $263 million of investable capital.


Clients have been working with the principals for over twenty years, based on trust, quick decision-making capabilities, mutual respect and results. In addition to providing capital for its clients, NCF’s philosophy is to be a value added partner, offering expertise in creating and growing long term value in its portfolio.

NCF is able to provide value added capital due to the experience of its Partners. They have spent 85 plus years of their careers providing business capital, mainly in conjunction with private equity sponsors. Dating back to the mid-1980s, they have led over $4 billion of leveraged loan transactions.

Experienced Principals

  • 85+ years of combined investment experience
  • 100+ completed investments
  • $4+ billion of debt transactions
  • Longstanding equity sponsor relationships

Reliable Results

  • Defined credit philosophy
  • Quick decisions
  • Rational approach
  • Consistent returns
  • 60+ Realized investments

Value Added Approach

  • 80+ distinct platform investments
  • 20+ add on investments
  • Growth oriented portfolio management
  • Equity stake in most investments
  • Partnership approach