A Formula For Canadian Commercial Business Financing
Information on ABL lending in Canada . How can investigating this financing loan facility today via a non bank working capital solution secure the future of your Canadian operating financing needs
alternative to a traditional bank financing facility .
We think the whole issue revolves around the term alternative - and we mean that in two ways. First of all from a pure technical reason ABL ( Asset Based Lending ) is in fact ' alternative financing ' , a term that has become very much in vogue since 2008 -2009 when the Canadian business financing landscape changed dramatically due to the global financial recession.
And secondly, it’s just basically another word for choice and we guarantee you that you need choices in your business financing decisions.
So, can you ignore asset financing and let other firms, including your competitors use ABL as their new choice of operating financing? Of course you can, but if this type of loan or facility (it’s not a loan per se) has the ability to virtually guarantee you access to financing for all future growth we think it’s remiss of you not to consider it. That’s just our humble opinion.
The bottom line is that this type of asset based line of credit financing facility is almost always tailored to your specific needs. It provides you with the flexibility to have a customized arrangement around the borrowing power you can generate via... guess what, Assets!
And what are those assets? Commonly they are receivables, inventories, and in some cases as an add on, fixed assets or real estate. It’s simply the monetization of those assets based on realistic values (often achieved by an appraisal)that gives you al alternative , and by the way, almost always larger ! operating facility .
If as a Canadian business owner or financial manager you're concerned about the future of financing for your firm and you have special needs or situations then ABL is probably the answer to your alternative, which is losing out on growth opportunities or having to look elsewhere for debt or outside equity.
We mention debt because you do have alternatives to ABL lending such as cash flow term loans, sub debt, etc but surely the ability to monetize assets to the maximum and not borrow relative to the balance sheet is appealing?
We've referenced the ability of your firm to secure the future of your financing and growth via an ABL lending and financing facility. Clients who want to make this drastic change to non bank financing always ask a question that could generally be summarized as ' whats in it for us '. The answer is pretty simple, increase cash flow for firms that have assets, both current and fixed, that aren’t being monetized now. Although you might end up reporting more on the monthly values of those assets most clients are happy to know that these reports are no longer tied to covenants and ratios, etc as required by traditional Canadian chartered bank financing. Issues of seasonality in your working capital, or being flexible to take advantage of new opportunities (including acquisitions by the way) make ABL lending a solid ' loan ' financing facility alternative choice.
So whats the bottom line in the future of your operating financing? And where will you be tomorrow in your business financing ? Its simply that you should investigate asset based lending facilities, non bank in nature, as a method of creating long term access to working capital and growth ability . Speak to a trusted, credible, and experienced Canadian business financing advisor for the lowdown on ABL financing.
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Business financing for Canadian Firms , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing , Equipment Leasing , franchise finance and Cdn. Tax Credit Finance . Founded 2004 - Completed in excess of 100 Million $ of financing for Canadian corporations .
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.
Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.