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Firm Overview

Recruiting Focus
  • Middle market transactional finance arena surrounding M&A/LBO’s, direct leveraged finance, specialty lending and distressed/turnaround situations.

  • Position levels — Vertical Spectrum from Managing Directors/Group Heads to Analysts/Associates

  • Nationwide

  • Functional roles across the spectrum, including management, new business development, underwriting, portfolio/account management and operations.

Types of Clients
  • Debt Fund Firms and Direct Lenders (Public & Private Credit Funds engaged in Senior, Unitranche, Junior Secured, Mezzanine, Asset Based Lending, Term Lending, Special Situations)

  • Leveraged Finance Groups within Banks, Investment Banks and Finance Companies

  • Asset Based Lenders

  • Private Equity Firms — Funds and Independent Sponsors

  • Specialty Finance and Lending Entities

  • Investment Banks (M&A and Capital Advisory)

  • Consulting and Advisory Groups (Turnaround/Restructuring; Transaction Advisory)

  • Select Industry & Financial Product Verticals in Transactional Lending

  • Select C-Level Manager Searches for Middle Market and Private Equity Platform Companies

Background of Phil Coffin, Firm Principal


  • Former direct leveraged finance and asset based lending professional (Citibank’s Leveraged Capital Group, CIT and a predecessor lender, prior to succeeding acquisitions, to Bank of America)

  • Founded Coffin & Associates in 1992

  • M.B.A., UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • B.A., Psychology, Dartmouth College

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