Mezz Cap, Short Hills, N.J., a commercial real estate finance company, has received a $25 million infusion of capital from investors led by Conning Capital Partners, Hartford, Conn.Other investors providing the new capital include Hamilton Investment Partners, SS&C Technologies, Richard C. Trepp, and an affiliate of Loeb Partners Corp., according to Conning Capital. Mezz Cap provides mezzanine financing to its strategic lending partners, which allows the lenders to provide borrowers with additional leverage. In connection with this funding, Steven F. Piaker, a Conning Capital partner, and Richard C. Trepp have joined the Mezz Cap board of directors, Conning Capital said. "We believe Mezz Cap is the most innovative and well-positioned U.S.-based specialty finance company today," Mr. Piaker said.

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