Founded in 2002, Summit Investment Management LLC is a private investment company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices in Santa Monica, California. Since its inception, Summit has invested more than $1.5 billion in distressed debt acquisitions, balance sheet restructures of operating companies, special situation capital, bridge loans and joint ventures.

Typical investments range between $1 million and $75 million with the flexibility to do larger transactions. Summit’s existing portfolio includes commercial & industrial loans, asset-based loans and cash flow credits, along with a diverse commercial real estate portfolio consisting of hospitality, industrial, multi-family, c-store, retail, warehouse, office, self-storage, golf course, environmentally challenged property and other esoteric asset classes.

Our knowledge and experience, ingenuity, strong relationships, and direct and honest approach to doing business set us apart from the competition. We take pride in being a leading resource and partner for banks, financial institutions, middle market companies, turnaround and restructuring professionals, law firms and private equity firms, among others…Learn more »


Distressed Debt Acquisitions

Summit invests in and manages sub- and non-performing commercial debt and other financial instruments.

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Special Situation Capital

Summit’s Special Situation Capital group invests in opportunistic or complex situations involving middle market companies.

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Bridge Lending

Summit’s Bridge Lending group provides liquidity where traditional financing sources won’t.

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Case Studies

Aircraft Parts Joint Venture

An aftermarket aircraft-parts supply company approached Summit for help with quickly completing the international purchase of two MD 90-30 aircraft.

Patio Furniture Manufacturer

A family-owned patio furniture manufacturer contacted Summit while in bankruptcy in an attempt to work its way through a time when demand for its products was low.

Family-Owned Hotel

A family-owned, limited service hotel contacted Summit when it was having difficulty refinancing its maturing debt.

California Produce Grower

Summit was approached by a middle market investment bank to assist an over-leveraged agricultural company provide an exit to its bank lender, restructure its balance sheet and provide working capital liquidity.