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Why do Small Community Banks Struggle with ABL?

Jul
8
2020
One unexpected result of COVID-19 is the reexamination of asset-based lending initiatives by community banks. Smaller (sub-$10 billion) community banks have been exiting or evaluating an exit from ABL before they really gave it a shot. It should be noted that most entered during a great economy in preparation for a downturn, yet many decided to reverse course during a downturn, which is the opposite of what should be expected. Why did...

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Big banks’ best defense in a pandemic: A diversified strategy

May
14
2020
Combined arms is a warfare strategy used by the military which seeks to integrate complementary assets in a common mission to achieve decisive effects. It turns out a similar strategy is being used by big banks these days. On the front lines, a good military (bank) wins when it effectively combines complementary assets as most militaries (banks) are dealing with the same basic commodities — in this case, money. The bankers that win and...

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The Empire is About to Strike Back: Non-Bank ABLs are Ready for Action

May
4
2020
In the 1980 movie, “The Empire Strikes Back,” the “dark side” (non-bank ABLs) forces mount an attack against Luke Skywalker to strike back. Much like in the movie, the “Empire” has been waiting to strike back against the banks (including bank-ABLs). In my most recent article, “Up in the Air,” I discussed the freezing of the ABL market due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 provided the catalyst for a years-in-planning battle that is going...

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Aftermath

Apr
28
2020
Aftermath means the consequences or aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event, like Covid-19. The financial system is going to experience this first-hand. No firm, whether it be bank or non-bank, will be left unscathed. The author is purposely writing this article now in order to predict that one of the many untold stories will be that the nation’s biggest banks were expecting the unexpected as it pertains to their middle-market...

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SG Continues to Provide Structured Credit Solutions in Today’s Environment

Apr
14
2020
Today’s environment has led to delayed M&A transactions, delayed capital raises, and limited access to bank / senior lender credit, which has created liquidity needs for many lower middle market businesses across the country. While these businesses scramble to gain access to liquidity via existing lenders and the SBA (and other federal, state, and local programs), the timing and amount of that capital available remains unclear. While...

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Up in the Air

Mar
30
2020
George Clooney starred in the financial crises era movie, “Up in the Air,” that we in the commercial finance industry are all about to live through with one big exception. The asset-based lending (ABL) industry was the sector of commercial lending that was supposed to be the “George Clooney” sent in to provide liquidity and a wake-up call, or at least preserve collateral positions during a crisis. However, it’s going to be up to the commercial...

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SG Continues to Provide Capital Solutions in Today’s Environment, Closes $2MM Growth Capital Facility for SaaS Company

Mar
9
2020
The Company: Founder-owned commercial real estate software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) platform. The Financing Situation: The Company’s legacy business has matured to a stable level with long-term contracted customers. Through a majority-owned subsidiary, the Company is developing a complementary SaaS platform. The new platform is still in its early stages of deployment and needed growth capital to fine-tune software development and expand...

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SG Credit Partners Provides $3MM ARR Borrowing Base Growth Capital Facility

Feb
28
2020
The Company:  Founder-owned AI software subscription and services company providing a management platform for microservice-based enterprise applications.  Services Revenue: $10MM | SaaS Revenue: $3MM. The Financing Situation:  The Company had successfully grown their annual recurring revenue (ARR) base from $2MM to $3MM over the course of 12 months with no outside investment. In order to raise an equity round at a high valuation, they...

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SG Credit Partners Provides $1.5 Million Second Lien Loan to Managed Service Provider

Feb
25
2020
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,...

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SG Credit Provides $2.0 Million to Enterprise SaaS Company

Feb
11
2020
The Company: Enterprise SaaS platform that enables companies to prepare and oversee RFPs and other business responses with speed, accuracy, and compliance. Recurring Revenue: $4.5MM. The Financing Situation: The private equity backed Company was emerging from an operational restructuring and planned to rebuild its tech platform to increase functionality, improve UX, and drive sales. The Company’s existing bank lender was not willing...

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