Sea Cliff Bridge

Clifton, Australia

About Essex

Providing professional financial advisory services to the lower middle market.

Based in Tampa, Florida, Essex Capital Group is a corporate financial advisory firm, providing services to small and mid-market privately held companies throughout the United States. Drawing on over 100 years of collective corporate finance experience, the Essex team is uniquely qualified to help clients successfully source, negotiate and close financing transactions.


Billion Raised


Billion Raised
Client Deals
Typical Client Overview
  • Revenues between $10 and $100 million (have helped with clients up to $400 million)
  • Located in the continental United States or Puerto Rico
  • Seeking to leverage assets or cash flow
  • Industries served have included distribution, franchising, healthcare, manufacturing, restaurants, self and cold storage, service, and wholesale, among others
Deal Structures
  • $2 million to $100 million transaction size
  • Types of Capital Raised: Senior Secured Debt, “Unitranche” Cash Flow, Subordinated Debt
  • Collateral-based loans
  • Cash flow loans up to 4X EBITDA

Firm FAQs

  • When was Essex founded and who founded it?

    Essex was founded in 2003 by father and son, Bob Swain and Rob Swain, both with Wall Street investment banking experience

  • What type of experience do Essex principals have?

    Essex has arranged over $1.30 billion in 140+ deals since inception, a proven, successful track record of closing financing for clients.

  • What kind of deals has Essex completed and for how much?

    Essex’s focus is primarily in senior and subordinated debt capital raises typically between $2 million and $100 million, utilizing a uniquely analytical approach to raising debt capital with proprietary monthly projection modeling expertise.

  • What business sectors are Essex clients typically part of?

    Essex works with companies from a wide variety of business sectors, with deep history working with established companies in distribution, manufacturing, service, wholesale, healthcare, restaurants, and franchising with revenues between $5 million and $400 million that are located in the continental United States.

Bob and Rob Swain of Essex Capital are a breath of fresh air in the world of corporate finance. Once they begin to know you and your business needs, they hone in on ways to help you. No task is too small or too big for their attention. Dealing with ESSEX has been a great pleasure. They have served my company very well and we are in their debt.


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