A Little Known Way to Finance Sales - P.O. Finance !
Purchase order financing is a relatively new addition to the Canadian business landscape . When utilized successfully it allows companies to take advantage of major opportunities that might otherwise not be possible .
Typically purchase order financing is most relevant to companies that are unable to obtain capital either in the amount required or at favorable rates . The financing is especially suited for firms such as importers, distributors, and manufacturers.
Other forms of financing highlight a clients historical financial results . Purchase order financing looks to the future, without the collateral need that the former results require.
How does the financing work ? In essence the purchase order financier purchases the materials required by the client for their order or contract . Many transactions are time sensitive for the client , and the type and amount of financing required do not lend themselves to traditional lending time frames re due diligence required , etc . In essence the client is using the lenders capital to finance future growth .
Purchase Order Financing Terms
A simple breakdown of the transaction flow on a purchase order/contract financing is as follows :
* Company obtains a large contract or purchase order
* Payment is made by lender to the supplier directly
* Suppliers ships goods/product
* End user customer acknowledges receipt
* Company's receivable lender ( usually a bank or factor firm ) pays purchase order finance firm
It is important to note that purchase order financing usually focuses specifically on the order or contract . The client requires an additional credit facility in place in order to retire the receivable and payback the purchase order financier .
Our experience is that a purchase order finance firm is looking for a longer term relationship, this is not a one shot deal business .
In the current banking and lending environment, with more increased focus on risk, it has been very difficult for firms to get traditional bank type financing for large new orders and contracts . Most firms quickly realize that banks prefer more stable predictable growth, and large new contracts or orders are challenging to financing when they significantly increase a banks exposure . Needless to say that foreign aspects of many purchase order transactions only exacerbate that issue - i.e. how does a supplier in China get paid, or even ' vetted '.
Our experience is that purchase order/contract financing only works when the client has solid gross margins that can handle the additional financing expense .
Customers looking to finance purchase orders and contracts need to focus on solid partnerships with firms that have capital, experience, and relative ease of doing business re paper flow, documentation, etc . The proper mix of those attributes will foster a solid business relationship that is mutually profitable for all within the unique purchase order financing realm .
Purchase Order Financing Lenders :
If you're looking for the right firm to finance your purchase orders and contracts seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian Business Financing expert with a track record of success .
7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
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7 Park Avenue Financial provides value added financing consultation for small and medium sized businesses in the area of cash flow , working capital , and debt financing .
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.