SLR Senior seeks to generate current income by investing primarily in senior secured loans of private, middle market companies. On a selective basis, SLR Senior makes control investments in specialty finance companies whose diversified portfolios consist of senior secured loans.
SLR employs a private equity approach to its credit underwriting process, with a focus on preservation of capital. Its professionals partner with borrowers and their financial sponsors to deliver comprehensive financing solutions while promoting long-term relationships, rather than focusing on one-off transactions. This approach has enabled SLR to develop meaningful alliances with sponsors and an extensive network of relationships for direct origination of investment opportunities. Senior management is involved in each transaction, providing our clients with timely feedback and a straightforward credit approval process.
SLR manages credit risk by applying a rigorous hands-on underwriting process for each investment. Its comprehensive approach begins with thorough due diligence for all prospective investments and continues with a disciplined monitoring process, which includes ongoing dialogue with company management and sponsors.
Our investments are diversified and generally range between $5 million and $20 million. SLR Senior concentrates its investing activities primarily in non-cyclical industries in which our investment professionals have extensive knowledge and experience. The portfolio is highly diversified across senior secured asset classes, including cash flow, general industry and healthcare specialized asset-based lending, and life science lending. The diversified portfolio results in a highly differentiated risk return profile from traditional cash flow-only investment strategies.