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The world of professional athletics is one of intense pressure: The pressure to perform, focus and win. For athletes, maintaining focus comes with a price, and that’s where Cobalt Sports Capital can help. We work with athletes and their agents to take the worry out of financial lending, providing the peace of mind that allows athletes to perform at their highest level.

With 10 years and more than $140 million of sports lending experience, Cobalt Sports Capital delivers financial solutions attuned to the needs of accomplished pro athletes and draft-eligible athletes, as well as their agency representatives. Backed by a solid foundation of private capital, a commitment to integrity and a seasoned financial team with pro sports experience, Cobalt is free from institutional barriers, ensuring that Cobalt Sports Capital loans are reviewed, customized, funded and serviced with speed and reliability. 

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Power of Cobalt

Cobalt Sports Capital understands first-hand the strains placed on pro athletes. That’s why we offer an innovative financial solution specifically designed to reduce the challenges faced by borrowers seeking institutional loans for short-term capital needs.

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Reputable Lending

With a proven track record of success over 10 years, Cobalt offers athletes and their advisors a flexible lending solution with the highest degree of trustworthiness. A solid foundation of committed private capital—specifically attuned to the needs of athletes and free from institutional barriers—ensures that loans are reviewed, customized, funded and serviced with speed and reliability.

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Flexible Structure

Cobalt provides unmatched flexibility in developing loan structures, delivering the ultimate efficiency in tailoring solutions to meet a client’s specific needs. An authentic concern for each athlete coupled with a core belief in win-win outcomes is what drives Cobalt’s desire for structuring loans that perform best for all parties.

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Ready Liquidity

Seasonality of pay, lacking or damaged credit, and the practical need for near-term capital during employment interruptions: All are shared circumstances for most professional athletes. Cobalt intuitively understands these issues and replaces the unnecessary obstacles and judgments placed on athlete borrowers by institutional lending options with respectful professionalism and ready capital

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Experienced Team

Led by a team of former professional athletes and sports industry leaders, Cobalt knows first-hand the critical pressures athletes face in their careers on and off the field. With more than 140 million dollars in loans successfully underwritten, Cobalt leadership understands the great importance of removing unnecessary distractions in its lending process, allowing athletes to focus on and excel in their careers.

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Lending Services

Cobalt understands the financial challenges of professional sports, whether being faced by an established veteran, a rookie about to be signed to a first contract or an agent representing an athlete.

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Professional Athletes

Seasonality of pay, unique credit situations, or the practical need for near-term capital during employment interruptions are shared circumstances for all professional athletes. Cobalt intuitively understands these issues and replaces the unnecessary obstacles and judgments placed on athlete borrowers by institutional lending options with respectful ready capital.

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Pre-draft Athletes

Preparing for a professional draft can be a stressful and expensive endeavor. Cobalt works with pre-draft athletes and their agents to secure loans based upon their draft projection and marketing potential.

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Agents and Agencies

Cobalt works directly with agents and agencies in a wide variety of situations unique to athlete representation. In addition to providing financing to athletes through the agency, Cobalt can provide solutions to finance the needs of a growing agency.

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Financial Strength

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With a private lending structure built on a solid foundation of committed capital, Cobalt offers its clients ready access to funding sources. Free from the inflexibility and sluggishness of large financial institutions, Cobalt is enabled to make faster, more tailored solutions for any specific lending situation, regardless of complexity or urgency.

The leadership of Cobalt Sports Capital has underwritten more than $140 million in loans and knows implicitly the need for available, aligned capital. The resulting outcomes for professional athletes and their advisors are powerful—fairer loan decisions, more flexible product structures, and faster loan funding.

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Testimonials

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Player Agent Representative
"I’ve worked with Grant Carter and the Cobalt Team for several years, and I continue to bring my clients back to Grant as he knows this unique business better than anyone else.  Each of my clients has a different need, and Cobalt is able to customize each loan to ensure that all parties are satisfied.   It is clear that Cobalt makes an effort to build relationships and the athlete is always Grant’s number one priority."

NFL Agent
"Cobalt Sports Capital is the premier leader in sports lending. Their leadership team has an impeccable understanding of the complexities in this industry. We have worked with their leadership team for over a decade."

NBA Athlete
"I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the help and support of Cobalt Sports Capital. I honestly would not have been able to come back and do the things I did if I didn’t have your help. Words truly cannot express my sincere gratitude." 

Financial Advisor
"Cobalt Sports Capital has been an invaluable asset for me as I tend to my clients’ needs. Having worked in the Sports Industry for many years, I have been exposed to many different lending companies. Cobalt differentiates itself by being the most customizable option. Grant Carter ensures that each athlete is taken care of on an individual basis and truly understands this business better than anyone else."

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Experienced Leadership

Led by a former NFL and CFL player, Cobalt combines the power of institutional lending with the respect and attention of a trusted individual to provide powerful capital solutions to professional athletes.

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Grant Carter

Founder and
President

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Tyler Tysdal

Managing Partner

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Jason Gaede

Member, Loan Committee

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Grant Carter

Founder and President


Grant brings a valuable perspective to Cobalt Sports Capital, having excelled as both a professional athlete and a wealth management and specialty finance advisor. Grant spent eight seasons playing professional football, in both the National Football League and the Canadian Football League, before developing a niche business for Royal Bank of Canada Financial Group. In his role at RBC, Grant leveraged his relationships with the highest-profile agents, business managers and athletes to build a world-class base of the more than 700 professional athlete clients, providing fully comprehensive banking, mortgage and investment services through this specialized segment. In addition to his work with Cobalt, Grant maintains his professional sports bonafides by moonlighting as a color analyst for Rogers Sportsnet CFL Football telecasts. His insight and passionate style have earned him notice as a top young broadcaster in the industry.

He received his BBA and played college football at the University of the Pacific. Grant currently resides in Johns Creek, Georgia. with his wife Caroline and his four children, Alexandra, Declan, Cole and Brynn.

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Tyler Tysdal

Managing Partner


Tyler serves as Chairman and on the Loan Committee of Cobalt Sports Capital. Tyler is the Managing Partner of Impact Opportunities Fund, a fund created on behalf of a group of accomplished families. He serves on the boards of Genesis Water, Cobalt Sports Capital, Curious Cork Imports, m.pulse, Banner Media Group and Montage Finance. Prior to this role he was the Managing Director of a single-family office with approximately $1 billion under management, and has since managed more than $1.5 billion in assets with investment returns far above market.

Tyler’s experience working in the sports industry include serving as an owner and consultant with National Sports Services, the leader in minor league baseball and hockey franchise consulting; Founder and an owner of Sports Shares, a private club for luxury suite access; Banner Sports, a leader in developing partnerships between athletes, brands and fans; and co-founder with Grant Carter of Cobalt Sports Capital. Tyler’s finance career began in investment banking with Alex Brown & Sons. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BSBA in Finance and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Jason Gaede

Member, Loan Committee


Jason has spent most of his career working as a strategic investment and financial transaction advisor with high net worth individuals and privately owned middle market companies. Jason began his career in investment banking and has previous experience in private equity and corporate mergers and acquisitions with EchoStar Technologies (Nasdaq: SATS), Linx Partners, LP., and with a large single-family office. He received his MBA from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University, earning his BBA in finance and accounting.

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CONTACT US

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