Kiran R. Kapur | Co-Founder & CEO
Mark Horan | Co-Founder & CGO
Gerard K. Kammerer | CRO

Mission Statement

At 36th Street Capital we provide much needed capital to U.S. firms that have had challenges so they can be great again. We make the effort to understand a company's story.

Our history

36th Street Capital was formed in 2014 by co-founders Mark Horan and Kiran Kapur. Long time acquaintances, both built successful careers in blue chip financial and Fortune 500 institutions before coming together in the spring of 2014 to discuss business opportunities.

It was at this meeting that both realized that Mark's network of alternative capital sources were a good potential match for the funding Kiran was seeking to address disruption in commercial credit markets, specifically relating to equipment financing. Recognizing that there had been a systemic shift in the risk appetite of traditional players, the two set out as market makers connecting money supply with demand for equipment financing to “storied” credits. Over the balance of 2014 and into 2015, they shifted their focus into finding a permanent capital partner to fund balance sheet investment in transactions that were originated and underwritten using the same successful techniques employed in prior specialty finance businesses led by Kiran.

After receiving several term sheets from a variety of firms, 36th Street Capital formed a joint venture with Tennenbaum Capital Partners in the fall of 2015. After a successful launch, the firm is now actively sourcing, underwriting and funding transactions.

In the News

36th Street Appoints Garnette CFO January 3, 2018

36th Street Capital Partners appointed Gladwin Garnette as chief financial officer effective immediately.

36th Street Closes $8MM Financing for Media Services Company September 26, 2017

36th Street Capital funded an $8 million lease for a global services company specializing in providing media equipment and production services for concerts, sporting events and TV/film productions.

36th Street Capital Receives $50MM Credit Facility from Capital OneJuly 27, 2017

Capital One closed a three-year, $50 million expandable senior secured revolving credit facility for 36th Street Capital Partners.

36th Street Closes $8MM Financing for Energy Services CompanyMarch 29, 2017

36th Street Capital funded an $8 million lease financing of mission critical equipment for a provider of electrical infrastructure and automation services to the oil and gas sector.

36th Street Hires Olsen as Senior Credit AnalystDecember 5, 2016

36th Street Capital appointed Jennifer L. Olsen as senior credit analyst, effective immediately. Olsen previously held analyst positions with MetLife and CIT.

36th Street Closes $4MM  Equipment FinancingOctober 21, 2016

36th Street Capital funded a $4 million lease financing of cranes and additional mission critical equipment for a national engineering company.

36th Street Provides $5MM to Utility Equipment Rental CompanySeptember 19, 2016

36th Street Capital  funded a $5 million lease financing of cranes, commercial vehicles and additional critical equipment for a national utility equipment rental company.

36th Street Finances $5MM of Equipment for Managed Services CompanyJuly 26, 2016

36th Street Capital provided $5 million of lease financing to a managed hosting and cloud services company. 

36th Street Closes Equipment Financing for Security Services CompanyMarch 21, 2016

36th Street Capital recently funded an $8 million lease financing of mission critical equipment for a provider of global security services.

Tennenbaum Capital Partners Invests In 36th Street CapitalOctober 26, 2015

36th Street Capital Partners, LLC ("36th Street Capital"), an independent provider of flexible financing solutions for the equipment leasing industry, announced today that it has formed a joint venture with Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC ("TCP"). TCP is a leading alternative investment management firm headquartered in Los Angeles with more than $6 billion in committed capital under management...