Blue Bridge Financial LLC, a Buffalo-based provider of equipment financing, has opened a business development office in Lake Wylie, S.C.

Mark DeBacker, the chief executive officer, said the opportunity to open a South Carolina office “resulted from us recruiting an existing group of strong business development professionals from one of our competitors.”

“The opportunity was compelling to us based on this group’s strong historical performance as well as the cultural fit, which is critical to us,” DeBacker said. “Our long-term strategy continues to focus around development of our core operations team based in Buffalo.”

Along with Buffalo, Blue Bridge has offices in Palm Harbor, Fla., and San Francisco. The company has also made some recent staff additions that bring its total employment to 28 people.