CapitalSource is a commercial finance company focused on financing growth, acquisitions, and recapitalizations, headquartered in Mclean, Virginia. By combining a broad array of financial products, a large and permanent balance sheet, an execution-focused business model, and a commitment to rigorous and thoughtful research and analysis, CapitalSource delivers unique and valuable financial solutions to small to mid-sized businesses seeking to grow, through offices throughout the USA.
The company's initial capital was contributed in 2000 by Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, Madison Dearborn Capital Partners, Farallon Investors, First Union Capital Partners, and others. CapitalSource completed an initial public offering in 2003 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: CSE) FFL exited its investment in 2005. FFL sold its remaining interest in CapitalSource in 2005.