Special Situations

Product Type: High Net Worth Guarantor

The Company:
A privately-held family investment vehicle.

The Financing Situation:
A high net-worth couple (“the Guarantors”), via the family investment vehicle, were in the later stages of a ground-up construction on a new home. The total cost had eclipsed the initial budget and the additional capital required to complete construction was beyond the loan-to-value comfort level for traditional lenders.

The Solution:
SG was able to underwrite this transaction by taking a holistic approach toward the Guarantors’ personal financial profile, and not restricting leverage solely to the subject property. SG worked quickly to provide a $1.0MM loan structured around the Guarantors’ personal assets and diversified income streams.

This transaction highlights SG’s ability to structure and underwrite guarantor-based loans. While many of you know us as a cash flow-based lender, we now provide special situation (balance sheet) loans requiring creativity, flexibility, and speed to close.

The Company:

A single-asset real estate holding company owned by a prominent carwash company in the Midwest. The carwash company is just one subsidiary of a broader investment company with interests in a multitude of industries.

The Financing Situation:

The Company had an executed purchase agreement on a property that it intended to acquire and construct an expansionary carwash location under its existing brand. The Company needed 100% upfront debt financing to close on the acquisition quickly and working capital for the entitlement process before seeking construction financing.

The Solution:

SG underwrote the real estate as well as the personal guarantees of the two founders, who maintained significant outside personal liquidity as well as equity in various real estate and business holdings. The strong personal balance sheets of the guarantors allowed SG to be aggressive with its advance rate on the real estate collateral (>100% LTV when including additional working capital provided) and SG’s capital was non-dilutive.

This transaction underscores SG’s ability and willingness to structure and underwrite collateral based / guarantor-based loans. While many of you know us as a cash flow-based lender, we now provide special situation (balance sheet) loans requiring creativity, flexibility, and speed to close. We also have a strong interest in providing customized solutions for liquidity constrained high net worth entrepreneurs.

The Company: A newly formed pharmaceutical company setup specifically to acquire, promote, and sell four prescription pharmaceutical products.

The Financing Situation: Before SG became involved, the Company had agreed to purchase four prescription pharmaceutical products using debt financing with an alternative lender. Due to capital raising issues, this lender defaulted on its financing obligation, which eroded the seller’s confidence that the deal would be finalized. When SG was introduced to the Company, the seller was fatigued and highly motivated to consummate the transaction within a two week period or was prepared to walk away. Additionally, the Company’s senior management did not want to risk losing the opportunity to acquire the assets at an attractive purchase price. Given the Company’s pro-forma revenue level was below SG’s investment criteria, SG looked to the personal balance sheet of the founder to structure a transaction and execute within the short timeframe.

The Solution: SG was able to work quickly and creatively to provide a $3.35MM loan structured primarily around the founder’s personal assets (real estate and marketable securities). SG’s speed to close allowed the Company to close the asset purchase and begin rebuilding the revenue base back to historical levels. SG’s facility is viewed by the Company as bridge financing until a broader capital facility can be raised.

This transaction highlights SG’s ability to structure and underwrite guarantor-based loans requiring creativity, flexibility, and speed to close.

The Company:

A single-asset real estate holding company operating as a subsidiary of a broader multi-family / student housing real estate syndication portfolio.

 The Financing Situation:

The Company needed capital quickly to execute on additional portfolio purchases and support working capital at the parent level, where COVID-19 restrictions had temporarily affected occupancy rates at some of the student housing assets.

 The Solution:

Although the parent company and guarantor had a demonstrated history of success, there was no single property that had a value sufficient to provide collateral coverage on the loan. By utilizing a holistic approach of looking at both business and guarantor assets, SG was able to get comfortable with a $6MM facility secured by two properties.

This transaction highlights SG’s ability to structure and underwrite collateral-based / guarantor-based loans. While many of you know us as a cash flow-based lender, we now provide special situation (balance sheet) loans requiring creativity, flexibility, and speed to close.

The Company:

Privately owned consumer debt collection agency.

 The Financing Situation:

The Company needed capital quickly to move on opportunistic portfolio purchases as well as working capital cushion while collection curves ramped up.

 The Solution:

SG was able to quickly get comfortable with the transaction due to the value of dedicated portfolio collateral as well as a strong personal guaranty from the owner. SG worked quickly to provide a $1.5MM funded ($2.5MM total) facility in a first lien position with interest-only payments. Closing timeframe was one week.

This transaction highlights SG’s ability to structure and underwrite collateral based / guarantor based loans. While many of you know us as a cash flow based lender, we now provide special situation (balance sheet) loans requiring creativity, flexibility, and speed to close. We also have a strong interest in providing customized solutions for illiquid high net worth entrepreneurs.

The Company: Full-service mechanical contractor located in the Midwest that provides HVAC, plumbing/piping, and other mechanical services to the commercial and industrial/manufacturing sectors. Revenue: $90 MM | EBITDA: $5 MM.

The Financing Situation: The Company recently raised capital from a private equity sponsor that has invested in several construction services businesses.  The new ownership group wanted to refinance its existing credit facility, but traditional bank financing was not an option as the Company typically acts as a subcontractor on construction projects that are primarily on paid-when-paid contracts.  The ownership group also wanted a financing partner that could grow with the business.

The Solution: SG Credit Partners teamed up with CapitalPlus Construction Services to provide a $13.0 MM structured factoring facility based on the Company’s strong ownership group, diversified customer base, and leverage profile.

For more information on CapitalPlus Construction Services, please contact:
Scott Applegate
President
applegate@capitalplus.com
865.670.2345

The Company: Provider of IT managed services and cloud collaboration solutions.  The Company’s management team owns corporate real estate held in a LLC outside of the Company.

The Financing Situation: The Company was in need of upfront working capital for new contracts, but did not have availability on its bank ABL.  The bank ABL had recently closed its credit facility and was not able to provide additional financing until there was a six month track record of positive financial performance.  Management was intent on executing the new contracts and was willing to provide a second deed of trust on its corporate real estate outside of the business as security for a loan.

The Solution: SGCP quickly underwrote the Company and was able to get comfortable with projection based debt service since there was sufficient equity in the corporate real estate as security.  SGCP provided a $2 million second lien cash flow loan to the Company secured by a second deed of trust on the corporate real estate which enabled the Company to execute on its new contracts and grow the business.

The Company: Industrial recycling company that sells processed and unprocessed materials to domestic and international mills, foundries, and other material processors. Ownership: Family-owned. Financial Profile: $40 million of revenue.

The Financing Situation: Management was exploring a sale of the Company and needed additional working capital beyond the availability on their asset-based credit facility. SG was approached by the Company’s bank ABL to provide a second lien working capital loan to enable the Company to run a sale process without any potential for liquidity shortfalls.

The Solution: SG Credit Partners was able to quickly get comfortable with the Company’s financial profile and provided a $1.5 million loan with interest-only payments to give the Company maximum liquidity throughout the sale process. The loan funded within three weeks of a signed term sheet, alleviating liquidity constraints and allowing management to focus on selling the Company.

SG Credit Partners’ second lien 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.

The Company:
Cloud-based media monitoring and intelligence platform with contracted, recurring revenue.
Revenue: $15mm | EBITDA: $1.5mm | Equity Raised: $10mm

The Financing Situation:
The Company had a line of credit as well as a term loan in place with a Bank. Due to lender fatigue and technical default (financial covenant compliance) the Bank wanted to exit the credit.

The Solution:
Super G was able to get comfortable with the business due to the recurring revenue, continued equity support, and strong management team. Super G provided a $2.0 million bifurcated credit facility to retire the Bank’s credit facility as well as provide additional working capital. Super G’s $2.0 million bifurcated credit facility consisted of a $750k interest-only loan and a $1.25 million amortizing term loan. Super G provided this structure to bridge the Company to a new senior lender. The new senior lender will refinance Super G’s $750k interest-only loan and Super G will then subordinate its $1.25 million term loan under its typical second lien structure.

The Company:

Privately owned portfolio of commercial and residential real estate. Total portfolio value: $300 million.

The Financing Situation:

Successful retail entrepreneur diversified his wealth into real estate. While the Company was in the process of selling several large commercial real estate properties in California for liquidity, there was a working capital need to cover operating costs until the transactions closed.

The Solution:

Super G was able to quickly get comfortable with the transaction due to the appraised portfolio value, market feedback, and equity in specific real estate properties. While there was no specific property with equity to support a $3.3 million loan, Super G was able to get comfortable with a pool of properties in a second lien position which traditional real estate and hard money lenders were not comfortable with. Super G provided a $3.3mm second lien term loan with interest-only payments and closed in one week.

This transaction highlights Super G’s expertise in special situations. While the majority of our deals are and will be cash flow based, we will opportunistically provide special situation (balance sheet) loans requiring creativity, flexibility, and speed to close. We also have a strong interest in providing customized solutions for illiquid high net worth entrepreneurs.