Chicago, Illinois – NXT Capital today announced that it has been named Mid-Market Lender of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions, the official publication of the Association for Corporate Growth®.

According to Mergers & Acquisitions, “Comprised of Heller Financial alumnae, NXT Capital has quickly become one of the most active lenders in the middle market.”

Subsequent to their time at Heller, the NXT management team launched Merrill Lynch Capital and built it into a leader in middle-market commercial finance. The team more recently founded NXT Capital, whose results to date led Mergers & Acquisitions to conclude, “Indeed, NXT’s star is rising, and it didn’t take long.”

“We’re pleased that Mergers & Acquisitions selected NXT Capital as Mid-Market Lender of the Year,” said Robert Radway, NXT’s Chairman and CEO. “This award recognizes how hard the NXT Capital team has worked to grow the business from a start-up to a leading middle-market lender, and to become a reliable lending partner for our sponsors and borrowers.”

NXT Capital provides structured financing solutions to middle-market and emerging growth companies as well as real estate investors, through its Corporate Finance, Venture Finance and Real Estate Finance groups. Based in Chicago with offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Newport Beach and Silicon Valley, NXT Capital targets senior financing opportunities of up to $150 million with a hold size up to $50 million. Since its formation in 2010, NXT has completed $2.4 billion in total financing volume spread across over 100 separate transactions.