Corporate Private Investments

Arena makes debt investments in privately-held middle-market businesses across a variety of industries.

Investment size


Enterprise value


Average term

1-5 years



Strategy Description

In addition to direct originations, our Corporate Private Investments team co-invests in transactions with other lenders. Investments support buyouts, acquisitions, recapitalizations, refinancing and growth financings.

Arena provides speed of execution, and its flexible capital allows for “out of the box” creative structures to meet borrowers’ financing needs.


  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Industrials
  • Legal claims
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Software
  • Specialty finance
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecom
  • Transportation
  • Services:
    • Business
    • Healthcare
    • Financial
    • Governmental


Ability to underwrite various valuation methodologies including multiples of EBITDA and/or recurring revenues, LTV of an enterprise value and asset based loans (both traditional and non-traditional assets).

  • Directly with management
  • Directly with owners of assets
  • Private equity sponsors
  • Independent sponsors

Investment Structures

  • 1st lien term loans
  • 2nd lien term loans
  • Minority equity

Fact Sheet


AJoe Salameh

Managing Director, Corporate Private Investments


Corporate Cashflow Lending Origination Platform

Preferred Equity in Platform

$200 Million

October 2023

SaaS Loans

Joint Venture Investment in Asset SPV

$3.9 Million

July 2023

US/Canadian SaaS Lending

Joint Venture

$100 Million

July 2023

German Insolvency DIP Loan

DIP Loan

€19 Million

May 2023

Heating Oil and HVAC

ABL Loan

$18.5 Million

December 2022

Technology - Retail

1st Lien Senior Secured Loan

$27.5 Million

November 2022

ABL and Factoring Origination Platform

Joint Venture

$200 Million

September 2022

Film & Entertainment


$16.8 Million

June 2022

Sports Team

1st Lien

€35 Million

June 2022

Real Estate Escrow Services

1st Lien Term Loan

$10 Million

May 2022

Corporate ABL Origination Platform

Preferred Equity

$695 Million

April 2022

Financial Services

1st Lien Senior Secured Loan

$100 Million

November 2021

Amounts shown are for Arena Investors’ commitment or the global facility commitment where Arena Investors was leading the transaction, including in cases in which a joint venture partner of Arena Investors was involved, unless such amount of Arena Investors’ participation was less than 90% of the total, in which case only the Arena Investors commitment is included. In certain cases, amounts shown are inclusive of follow-on commitments and/or combine related transactions. Amounts may be indications that are different than actual funded amounts. This information is intended to be illustrative and is not an offer or a solicitation to invest. No representation is made about the attractiveness or performance of the transactions. This document and its contents are the proprietary information of Arena Investors and may not be reproduced or disseminated, in whole or in part, without Arena’s prior written consent.

Fact Sheet & Contact

AJoe Salameh

Managing Director, Corporate Private Investments