Credit Explorer Process

Credit Explorer

Commercial Lending Marketplace

Meet Your Match

Cerebro recognized the need for middle market companies to source loans faster and more efficiently. CFOs were running manual RFPs, which included countless phone calls to individual lenders, hours compiling spreadsheets, and answering constant questions and follow up questions, only to repeat the process numerous times to get an estimate of market terms. Cerebro’s commercial loan software and transaction team does more than connect you with qualified lenders—they streamline the entire RFP process from start to close and ensures you get the best terms in the market. 


By the numbers

750 +
$ 0.1 B
Managed Loan Facilities
Days to Term Sheets*

*turnaround time varies based on loan criteria

Is our Lender Network right for you?

Before formally engaging with lenders, have our transactions team review your company profile and financing request. They can determine deal viability, borrowing capacity, and which pool of lenders will be best positioned for your needs.

Debt Placement INNOVATED

Cerebro’s commercial loan matching software combines proprietary technology with a capital markets team to connect you with bank and non-bank lenders. A data-driven approach ensures corporate borrowers receive the best financing deal and middle market lenders never waste time with the wrong borrower profile. 

Common Loan Application

Complete one universal loan application and save time by answering questions once.

Diverse Network of Lenders

Instantly match with large network of lenders including banks, non-banks and mezzanine lenders.

Secure Data Rooms

Interact directly with your approved lenders using secure data rooms and confidentiality approval process.

Financing Expert Team

Team of lending experts works to tell the deal narrative and facilitate lenders interactions.

Term Sheet Comparison

Competitive bid process & streamlined technology result in side-by-side comparison of various loan offers.

Closing Support

Diligence checklists & transactions team eliminate surprises and get you through a smooth closing process.

Credit Explorer

Pays for itself

Cost-effective engagement

Cerebro team is incentivized to find you the best deal.

Current lender excluded from RFP

No risk in comparing other options in the market.

Lender feedback

Regardless of the outcome, you will receive insights and feedback.

What types of loans are available?

Rates and terms across the same types of lenders can vary more than you think. And within each lender, multiple loan structures and financing types might be available. Our commercial business loan platform works with various groups within both bank and non-bank lenders to ensure you get the best deal in the market.

Loan Types

Term Loan
Lines of Credit
Letters of Credit
Bridge Loans
Purchase Order Finance

Financing Purposes

Growth Capital
Working Capital
Office/Plant Expansion
Leveraged Buyouts
Retail Inventory
Software Leasing

Deal Structures

Senior Secured & Unsecured
Junior Secured & Unsecured
Second Lien Loan
Mezzanine Financing
Senior Stretch
Asset Based

Lender Categories

National Banks
Community Banks
Asset-Based Lenders
Mezzanine Funds
Venture Debt Lenders
Other Non-banks

What types of lenders are on the network?

Cerebro’s Lender Network includes top US banks, regional banks, mezzanine funds, private debt funds, venture debt lenders, and more. Each type of lender uses its capital differently so term sheets can look very different across the spectrum. It’s important to compare diverse options to optimize your receive the most optimal terms. Why call one back at a time when you can access all the different types in one place. 

Want to find new lenders and compare term sheets?​

Learn more about how Cerebro’s financing experts and proprietary technology can streamline your process of finding a lender. Depending on your deal, you could receive term sheets in as little as 21 days.