Riverside buys LeaseHawk’s online education division

Riverside has acquired LeaseHawk‘s online education unit as an add-on to its multi-family industry training platform. No financial terms were disclosed. Jones Day, Deloitte and Douglas Deal Consulting advised Riverside on the transaction while Freeport Financial provided financing.

Allen Joins Freeport Financial

Freeport Financial, which is backed by Moelis & Co., has appointed David Allen an MD focused on healthcare sector investors. Allen joins from NXT Capital where was also an MD responsible for healthcare investments.


Freeport Financial Empties Ship

Mid-market lender Freeport Financial has laid off most of its 23 employees, peHUB has learned. The Chicago-based firm’s remaining professionals will help manage the existing portfolio, which currently has just over 60 loans (Freeport is lead agent on around half of them).

Freeport was formed around five years ago, with the backing of hedge fund manager Stark Investments. A source says that Stark is not interested in selling off the existing Freeport credits – either piecemeal or altogether – believing that it has a better chance to recoup its money by winding down the portfolio over time.

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