NewStar Financial, Inc. (NewStar) is a specialized commercial finance company. It focuses on the direct origination of bank loans and equipment leases through teams of credit-trained bankers and marketing officers organized around industry and market segments. Its marketing and direct origination efforts target private equity sponsors, mid-sized companies, corporate executives, regional banks, real estate investors and a range of other referral sources and financial intermediaries. It also participates in loans as a member of a lending group. The Company operates on a national basis and specializes in providing a range of senior secured debt financing options to mid-sized companies to fund working capital, growth strategies, acquisitions and recapitalizations, as well as, equipment purchases. It derives revenues from four lending groups, which target market segments: Leveraged Finance, Real Estate, Business Credit and Equipment Finance.