Why an ABL Solution might be your Cash flow Saviour!
OVERVIEW – Information on asset based lending solutions. The challenge of proper business credit is many times solved by the ' ABL ' solutions available in alternative financing
It's possible, and we've seen it work all the time. How could one type of business financing, i.e. asset based lending, be the only business credit tool our firm will ever need? Let's dig in.
Many of our clients want to discuss t non-bank alternatives to cash flow and working capital challenges. In most cases one type of Canadian business financing is not necessarily going to do the entire job you need - Except..! Except when it’s an Asset based lending solution for business credit.
'ABL' is sort of the new kid on the block - it’s vastly popular in the U.S. and rapidly taking off in Canada, some say in fits and starts, which is partially due to the entry and departure of various firms that dominate the market.
ABL, which is our acronym for the solution can be tailored very specifically to be the total one stop financing solution your firm needs. The two greatest dynamics of ABL is that it offers your business more credit availability (isn’t that what it’s all about) and at the same time can be customized to your industry and specifically, your company!
In its purest form is simply putting in a customize loan facility to allow you to draw daily against the value of your receivables, inventory, and in many cases fixed assets and real estate. It’s kind of the business version of a home equity line of credit we like to explain to clients!
But wait a minute, clients say, isn’t it exactly what a bank does. Well, yes, and absolutely no! Conceptually it is still the same, but the asset based lending business credit facility focuses solely on the assets, so you will rarely , if every hear terms such as rations, covenants, outside collateral, personal guarantees, etc in the context of an ABL solution .
So is it the right financing tool for your firm - we'll let you be the judge of that. But if your firm required a working capital and cash flow revolver in excess of 250k and you have some financial challenges you are immediately a candidate. Oh and by the way, you absolutely need to have receivables, inventory and fixed assets to get this type of facility, that’s really the main premise.
Typical candidates we work with all the time have margin pressures, they don’t have the business financing in place to support sales growth and new orders, , or they have some real business and balance sheet issues revolving around restructuring, turning around, coming off a bad year, receiving a mega contract, etc ..
If that sounds like you we can assure you that you're a candidate for asset based lending business credit.
The benefits? Greater cash flow, no covenants or ratio maintenance, and the ability to take advantage of opportunities otherwise not available.
So is it the be all and end all financing solution? Only you as a Canadian business owner and financial manager can decide - so speak to a trusted credible and experienced business financing advisor to see if this type of business credit is for your firm.
7 Park Avenue Financial :
2910 South Sheridan Way
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 .
7 Park Avenue Financial
Direct Line = 416 319 5769
Office = 905 829 2653
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.