How our services work and how we operate

We act for the client to advise on the structuring of debt facilities where they are seeking to use Asset Based Lending (often first-time users).

Our core principles are to fully understand the client’s business, its funding requirements and key criteria for choosing its funding partner. We act for the Borrower (the client) and are paid by the client not the funder, meaning we remain totally independent.

The following three situations would typically trigger our involvement

1. Refinancing

Maturing debt facilities, rapid sales growth and international expansion, together with trading downturns and manage–away’s.

2. Acquisitions, Disposals &  Mergers

Sponsor seeking acquisition or merger financing for a Corporate Finance transaction (e.g. MBO, MBI or BIMBO).

3. Restructuring

Facility extensions, facility amendments, bullet loan repayments, new money requests, covenant waiver and reset negotiations.

Asset based lending

Asset Based Lending is used as an alternative to cash flow-based debt structures in order to increase or optimise the level of debt available to a borrower and minimise the burden of debt amortisation.

Asset Based Lending combines revolving finance facilities against a borrower’s current assets (receivables and inventory) with amortising term loan facilities against a borrower’s non-current assets (plant, machinery and freehold property).

Asset Based Lending can be particularly effective where a borrower is asset rich (strong balance sheet) and relatively earnings poor (comparatively low profitability).

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