Atlanta-based Patriot Capital, a leader in innovative financing solutions for fuel retailers, has entered into an exclusive strategic financing relationship with Empire Petroleum Partners, recognized as one of the nation’s leading motor fuels distributors.

Empire retailers, whose brands include Shell, Sunoco, BP, Chevron, Texaco, Valero, Gulf, Marathon, ExxonMobil and Phillips 66 – may turn to Patriot to access enhanced financing options to upgrade their equipment, as a means of meeting their consumers’ demands for better conveniences and technologies, both in-store and at the pump.

“Patriot Capital’s experience and strategic insights into financing options will be of major benefit as we and our partners seek to meet our aggressive growth objectives,” said Ted Roccagli, Director of Partnerships & Preferred Vendor Programs, for Empire Petroleum Partners. “The partnership with Patriot Capital Corporation gives our dealers the ability to obtain rapid approvals and execute deals efficiently to enable their success.”

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Empire Petroleum,” said Chris Santy, President, Patriot Capital, a division of State Bank and Trust. “With EMV and marketing technology upgrades becoming a necessity for C-store operators, their vision is something we hope to help enable and support through our hassle-free equipment financing and leasing solutions. We are honored to be selected as their exclusive equipment-financing partner for products including dispensers, point of sale. ATG’s and underground storage tanks.”