About Affiliated Financing

Founded by James Forrest in 1990, the firm arranges debt financing for growing small- and medium-sized businesses wanting to increase profits through new equipment, supplier discounts, buying inefficient competitors, low rate Industrial Revenue Bonds or buying or refinancing commercial real estate.  These transactions included Asset Based Financing, Equipment Financing, Bank Loan Negotiation and Private Placements.

To do this, assembled a loyal team of financing experts and a network of reliable institutional financing sources.  Each advisor had financed over $3 billion, respectively, in lines of credit, capital, real estate or equipment.

Mr. Forrest and his financial team worked effectively with banks, insurance companies, Wall Street conduits and commercial finance companies across the country.  Registered with the Illinois Securities Department, Office of the Secretary of State, as Loan Broker #LB200000001.

Financial professional with broad 30-year financial services and marketing background and reputation for getting things done... 18 years operating successful firm arranging private placements and debt financing for small- and mid-size companies in many fields… eight years as top business financial services salesman with two major banks… Excellent presentation and negotiating skills honed through years of dealing with top business owners and executives.

Associations & Affiliations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum
          MITEF Chicago Advisory Board Member, 2004-2007
Better Business Bureau of Northern Illinois
          2004- present
LinkedIn Profile for James Forrest