I know that over the last several years it has become more and more common for big private equity firms to use bridge loans in order to give themselves more time to decide the optimal capital and capital table structure and, candidly, to juice their IRRs by shorting there hold periods.

I like the concept and have a deal under LOI where it will close to fast for the optimal traditional lending structure. Has anyone had any experience trying to use bridge loans or some similar structure in the micro-cap market?

If anyone is or knows a lender who does bridge loans for <$5M against a fully funded and committed capital fund, I'd be interested to get in touch with them.