Bell Capital Finance: Senior Debt in Leveraged Lending Transactions

Bell Capital Finance, a division of Bell State Bank & Trust, is located in the IDS Center in Minneapolis and focuses on providing structured senior cash flow loans to lower middle-market businesses that are located in the upper Midwest.

Many of our transactions involve supporting the acquisition activity of regionally based private equity groups. We also provide senior cash flow loans in connection with non-sponsored transactions, including:

  • Acquisitions
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Refinancing
  • Growth capital
  • Management buyouts
  • Generational or succession related transactions
  • Recapitalizations

This division works with companies across most industries, with revenue ranging between $10 million and $100 million, and EBITDA ranging between $2 million to $7 million. We  strive to be a consistent, local partner with companies that have a history of success, ongoing cash flow and a favorable credit profile in our geographic footprint. Bell Capital Finance and Bell State Bank & Trust have a growing presence in the Twin Cities marketplace and the region and a long-term commitment to growth and lending. We are eager to talk to you about your potential transaction that may require senior debt financing.

Our Leaders

Bell Capital Finance leaders Michael Mahoney and Seth Hove both have extensive experience in the specialized lending areas that are the sole focus of Bell Capital Finance.

Mahoney has over 20 years of experience working on commercial finance transactions in the Twin Cities market, including extended periods at multinational banks. He has worked at Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and has spent the past six years as a vice president for business development with Medallion Capital, a mezzanine lender focused on lower middle market investments.

Hove has almost 10 years of leveraged lending experience in the Twin Cities. He worked at LaSalle Bank and most recently The PrivateBank and Trust Company, where his responsibilities as managing director for commercial banking included business development, relationship management and portfolio management.

Michael Mahoney
Managing Director Bell Capital Finance
IDS Center
80 S 8th ST Suite 3075
Minneapolis, MN 55402
952-905-5032 Office
612-554-1943 Cell


Seth Hove
Managing Director Bell Capital Finance
IDS Center
80 S 8th ST Suite 3075
Minneapolis, MN 55402
952-905-5031 Office
612-910-1464 Cell


About Bell State Bank & Trust

Bell Capital Finance is a division of Fargo, N.D.-based Bell State Bank & Trust. Founded in 1966, Bell State Bank & Trust is the largest independently owned bank in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, with 20 banking locations and over $3.5 billion in assets. The bank has sustained rapid Twin Cities growth, acquiring Bell Mortgage in 2011, opening its first full-service Twin Cities bank location in 2012, acquiring The Business Bank (and its Prime Mortgage division) in 2013, and opening a new full-service bank in Woodbury in 2014.



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