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SG Credit Profile: Cash Flow

The Company: A family-office backed provider of mental and behavioral health services catering to Medicaid patients.

The Financing Situation: The Company was experiencing high growth due to a combination of strong demand and positive regulatory tailwinds. To capitalize on this growth, the Company sought a non-dilutive debt facility to fund expansion opportunities requiring hard upfront costs.

The Solution: SG was able to underwrite the history of profitability, variable cost nature of the business, and positive growth trends. SG structured a $5.0 million credit facility to provide the Company with the immediate capital it needed to open new locations in its pipeline as well as a delayed draw component to scale with the Company.

SG Credit Profile: Cash Flow

The Company: An entrepreneur-owned specialty delivery service catering primarily to the medical industry.

The Financing Situation: The founder of the Company needed growth capital to fund an emerging but unrelated new venture. The founder had previously signed an LOI with another lender that re-traded key deal terms during diligence. Faced with immediate time constraints, the founder needed a new debt provider that could execute quickly and provide certainty to close.

The Solution: Although the new venture on its own could not yet support a debt facility, SG was able to mitigate this by underwriting the cash flows of the Company. Given the Company’s positive growth trend, diverse customer base, and historical cash flow, SG was able to provide substantial covenant flexibility and permitted growth capital advances to fund the new venture. SG closed within three (3) weeks of signed term sheet.

The Company: Midwest-based specialty retailer of mattresses and accessories. The Company sells through 50+ stores as well as its Company-owned DTC eCommerce channel.

The Financing Situation: The CEO was looking to complete a management buy-out of the Company. The business was owned by a family office that acquired it through a restructuring a few years ago. After negotiating the purchase price, the management team needed additional capital to supplement their equity contribution to complete the acquisition and provide sufficient working capital. A traditional inventory borrowing base alone would not generate enough liquidity to fund the acquisition and support the working capital needs of the business.

The Solution: SG provided a comprehensive solution by funding two tranches of term loans. The first tranche was supported by a borrowing base (advances against inventory) and required interest-only payments until maturity. The second tranche was structured based on the cash flow of the business with required interest and principal payments based on a 36-month amortization schedule. By using a hybrid approach of leveraging the company’s assets and cash flow, SG was able to provide the needed liquidity and did not require warrants or other equity instruments, which would have diluted the buyer’s ownership.

The Company: Privately held independent registered investment advisor (RIA) that provides wealth, asset, and business management services to high-net-worth individuals and families. The Company has a variety of unique services not typical of traditional RIAs including access to alternative investments.
Assets Under Management: $300MM+
 
The Financing Situation: The Company was experiencing rapid growth in AUM and planned to go to market to find a strategic partner that could provide the financial and operational support needed to continue to scale the business. Ahead of that transaction, Company management wanted to secure a non-dilutive loan to help finance operational burn and extend runway. The capital would allow the Company to continue to add AUM and give it time to improve enterprise value ahead of a transaction.
 
The Solution: SG was able to get comfortable with the transaction due to the Company’s sticky recurring revenue business model, projected growth in run-rate revenue supported by a strong pipeline, the enterprise value of the Company, and its clear path to profitability. SG was able to close the transaction within 10 days of a signed term sheet.

The Company: Sponsor-backed e-tailer of aftermarket auto parts focused on a niche of the broader aftermarket industry. The Company sells through its Company-owned DTC eCommerce channel as well as through 3rd party marketplaces. Revenue: $37MM | EBITDA: $1.4MM.

The Financing Situation: Over the past few years a series of events negatively impacted the financial performance of the Company including a heightened tariff environment in 2019. The Company was forced to recapitalize its balance sheet and restructure operations to right-size the business. The Company successfully executed its recapitalization in early 2020 by securing a temporary bridge working capital facility with an opportunistic lender. The bridge loan was off strategy for the new lender so it was seeking to exit the credit.

The Solution: SG was able to get comfortable with the Company’s proven operational turnaround, proforma profitability, inventory and receivable working capital assets, and supportive stakeholders including the sponsor, CEO, and key vendors. SG’s unitranche loan structure included a $1.4MM collateral based, interest-only term loan A driven by a borrowing base (AR and inventory) and a $700K term loan B structured around proforma cash flows. SG was able to close the deal within 2 weeks of a signed term sheet.

The Company: Sponsor-backed document scanning company that provides an array of workflow optimization services. The Company’s scanning service model, coupled with its cloud-based data hosting platform, enables it to transform physical documents to actionable digital data for its customers. Recurring Revenue: $12.5MM | Services Revenue: $3MM.

The Financing Situation: For the past few years, the Company was focused on developing its technology platform and implementing several key channel partnerships. Though the Company expects these dynamics to be fruitful in the long-term, the short-term effect was a decrease in profitability. The Company’s existing lender had provided a traditional asset-based line of credit based on eligible accounts receivable. This structure did not provide the Company with the flexibility it needed to expand sales and marketing initiatives through its new channel partnerships. Lender and borrower fatigue set in, so the Company went to market to find a debt partner that could a) look for value beyond just the assets, and b) scale with it as it executed on its growth strategy.

The Solution: SG was able to get comfortable with the Company’s strong pipeline of contracted revenue, return to profitability, revenue retention rate greater than 90%, and plethora of expansion opportunities through its new channel partnerships. SG provided a senior secured, $3MM growth capital loan structured around recurring revenue, proforma cash flow and total leverage.

The Company: Founder-owned managed service provider offering leading SD-WAN and edge solutions to businesses around the world.

The Financing Situation: The Company demonstrated significant year-over-year growth and had recently signed several large, multi-year contracts with new customers. The Company needed upfront working capital to invest in additional people costs in order to effectively perform on upcoming contracts. Additionally, due to the timing of annual payments, monthly cashflow could be lumpy. The Company needed a flexible, quick-to-close solution and the owners preferred to finance the Company’s capital need with non-dilutive debt rather than equity.

The Solution: SG Credit was impressed with the Company’s large recurring revenue base, strong pipeline of signed contracts and substantial enterprise value. SG Credit provided a second lien $1.5MM loan behind the Company’s existing factoring relationship, which provided the Company with enough working capital to smooth out monthly cashflow and successfully perform on the recently signed contracts.

Target Company:
Oilfield service provider that specializes in pipeline construction and the fabrication of modularized production facility equipment to midstream operators as well as exploration and production (E&P) companies that operate in the Permian and Eagle Ford Basins.
Financial Profile: Revenue: $50mm | EBITDA: $8mm

Acquiring Company:
An energy-focused holding company that provides financial, technical, operational and strategic management services to its subsidiaries across the globe.

Financing Situation:
Target Company management wanted to sell its oilfield services business for liquidity and to focus on larger infrastructure projects. Given the timing of new infrastructure projects, Target Company management wanted to sell its oilfield services business within 30 days. Target Company management had a personal relationship with Acquiring Company management and presented an exclusive, quick closing acquisition opportunity. Since the Target Company is asset light (primarily just accounts receivable with a progress billing element), an ABL facility was insufficient to close the entire deal and a bank offering a revolver + cash flow term loan would have taken too long.

The Solution:
SG Credit Partners (“SGCP”) was able to get comfortable with the deal based on previous lending experience with Acquiring Company management, strong historical financial performance of Target Company, and industry tailwinds. SGCP provided a $5.0 million bifurcated credit facility to close the acquisition quickly (within 3 weeks) and provide additional working capital. SGCP’s $5.0 million bifurcated credit facility consisted of a $2.0 million interest-only loan and a $3.0 million term loan. SGCP provided this structure to close the acquisition quickly and bridge the Company to a new senior lender. The new senior lender will refinance SGCP’s $2.0 million interest-only loan and SGCP will then subordinate its $3.0 million term loan under its typical second lien structure.

The Company: Founder owned staffing company that provides a full suite of employment solutions to IT, life sciences, and business services clients.

Financial Profile: Revenue: $85.0MM | EBITDA: $4.0MM

The Financing Situation: The Company had realized strong revenue growth over the last few years and had a strong pipeline for continued growth. The Company’s bank, Wells Fargo Capital Finance (“Wells Fargo”), was in the process of increasing its revolving LOC facility to scale with business growth and wanted subordinated capital to provide liquidity cushion. Additionally, the principals of the Company were sensitive to dilution and wanted a solution without a warrant / equity requirement.

The Solution: SG Credit Partners was able to get comfortable with the business due to its strong client base consisting of large fortune 1000 clients, historical profitability, strong growth trend, and a robust pipeline of new business. SG Credit Partners provided a non-dilutive $2.0MM loan behind Wells Fargo with structured amortization to provide flexibility around the Company’s projected cash flow. The transaction closed within three weeks and Wells Fargo successfully increased their AR facility.

SG Credit Partners’ second lien (subordinated) loans can help senior lenders close deals (onboard new clients), offer a liquidity solution when unable to lend up (retain existing clients), and/or solve out-of-formula / technical default issues.

For more information on Wells Fargo Capital Finance, please contact:
Tom Engelberger
Vice President
Thomas.Engelberger@wellsfargo.com
(754) 301-5163
https://wellsfargocapitalfinance.com/

The Company:
Privately owned wholesaler of licensed toys, collectibles, and housewares.
Revenue: $22mm | EBITDA: $2.8mm

The Financing Situation:
The Company needed additional working capital to purchase inventory in advance of the holiday busy season. The Company has a flexible asset-based credit facility from FSW Funding (“FSW”), however, given the seasonality of revenue, the Company’s current accounts receivable balance did not provide sufficient availability to purchase the inventory needed for its busy season.

The Solution:
Super G was able to quickly get comfortable due to historical financial performance, strong management team, and funding into the Company’s busy season. Super G provided a non-dilutive $1.0mm second lien loan behind FSW with repayment structured around seasonal cash flow, which enabled the Company to purchase inventory to meet seasonal demand. The transaction closed in less than two weeks.

For more information on FSW Funding, please contact:
Adam Keck
Senior Vice President
akeck@fswfunding.com
480-440-2496
www.fswfunding.com