MEZZ FUNDS THAT WILL WORK WITH VERY SMALL DEALS
Not everyone here wants to use a lot of debt, but if you're interested in financing a company with fewer assets, it can be hard to find lenders who are open to working on very small deals. I've spent hours on the phone with local bankers who have never heard of a balloon loan and are sure I want SBA financing.
Had a great call with one of the folks at Charter Capital. They write checks of $1M or more and have both mezz and unitranche options: https://www.chartercapitalpartners.com/charter-family-of-funds
Please reply if you have found any other good lenders who look at deals under $5M EV.