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Jeffrey Sweeney is an investment banker with years of experience in direct lending and corporate finance for small- to middle-market companies. He is the CEO and Managing Director of US Capital Partners, an innovator in small- to middle-market business lending. US Capital Partners has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing solutions across the United States and abroad for more than a decade.

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Wednesday
Apr022014

US Capital Partners Provides $10 Million Term Loan for Business Holding Company

US Capital Partners, LLC has put in place scalable financing to support the expansion of a holding company for leading lower middle market growth enterprises.

SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 2014 – US Capital Partners, LLC has provided a $10 million term loan for a diversified holding company (the “Company”) headquartered in the Northeast United States. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and arranges equity placements for small to lower middle market businesses.

As a diversified holding company for promising high-growth enterprises, the Company currently has a number of operating subsidiaries, including a service provider and two component manufacturers for the aerospace industry. The Company required additional debt financing for general business purposes and to provide liquidity for new strategic targeted equity investments. It therefore turned to US Capital Partners for assistance.

“We are delighted to have provided $10 million in financing for this Connecticut-based enterprise,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director at US Capital Partners. “The Company’s operating subsidiaries already had maximum leverage, and any additional leverage in those businesses would trip existing loan covenants. US Capital Partners was therefore able to use the Company’s stock as collateral for additional leverage. This allowed US Capital Partners to provide $10 million in additional capital for the Company, while the Company’s existing operating subsidiaries remained fully in compliance with their respective loan terms. In addition, this new debt financing is specifically designed to scale as the Company continues to expand through further acquisition or organic growth.”

About US Capital Partners, LLC

Since 1998, US Capital Partners (www.uscapitalpartners.net) has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing solutions including lending, equity financing, and debt re-structuring to businesses across the United States and abroad. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank, direct lender, co-lender, and lead financial arranger that specializes in asset-based debt for small to middle market private and public companies. The company’s innovative approach allows it to provide the best financing available, not only for companies in excellent financial condition, but also for companies that may have been refused credit by traditional lenders.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.

Tuesday
Mar252014

US Capital Partners Will Exhibit at the IFA’s 2014 Factoring Conference in San Francisco on April 9–12

Private investment bank offers lenders and dealmakers new opportunities to structure and provide best-in-class financing solutions for small to middle market US companies.

US Capital Partners at Factoring Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, MARCH 2014 – US Capital Partners, LLC will be exhibiting at the International Factoring Association’s 20th Annual Factoring Conference on April 9–12, 2014 at Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and arranges equity placements for small to lower middle market companies.

Founded in 1999, the International Factoring Association (IFA) is the world’s largest association for factors and commercial finance companies. Its annual Factoring Conference offers unique opportunities to meet funding sources face to face. In attendance from US Capital Partners at booth #210 will be Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, and Director Charles Towle

“We look forward to this premiere business and networking event to meet and connect with decision-makers from the traditional factoring space, asset-based lenders, trade finance professionals, brokers, and other lending professionals,” said Sweeney. “As an alternative lender, our ability to loan against a wide variety of asset classes makes us attractive to commercial factors and other lenders interested in co-lending with us on their favored assets.”

“We are delighted to be exhibiting at this important industry event,” said Towle. “If you are attending the event, please come and find us or schedule a meeting with us either before or after the event at our main office at 555 Montgomery Street. We very much look forward to meeting you.”

The 20th Annual Factoring Conference will be held at Westin St. Francis, located on Union Square in the heart of San Francisco, just blocks away from US Capital Partners’ headquarters.

If you would like to know more about how your business can secure the financing it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.

Tuesday
Feb252014

US Capital Partners Advises Tectura on $21M Sale of Its North American Microsoft Dynamics Business

US Capital Partners, LLC supports a leading global technology services firm in the sale to UXC Eclipse of three of its North American subsidiaries.

SAN FRANCISCO, FEBRUARY 2014 - US Capital Partners, LLC has provided financial advisory services to Tectura Corporation culminating in its recent sale to UXC Eclipse of Tectura (USA) LLC, Tectura (AES) LLC, and Tectura (Canada East) Limited, three wholly owned subsidiaries of Tectura Corporation.

US Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and arranges equity placements for small to middle market companies. The firm offers financial advisory services for buy-side and sell-side engagements and capital formation, including M&A and early-stage financings requiring equity or debt.

“Tectura Corporation initially engaged US Capital Partners to underwrite a $21 million refinancing of its debt structure,” saidJeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director at US Capital Partners. “Upon US Capital Partners’ due diligence of the company, both parties came to the conclusion that the best route for the company was to proceed with the sale of its North American subsidiaries. As a leading provider of intelligent business solutions, UXC Eclipse recognized the synergy between the two organizations, and entered into an agreement to acquire Tectura’s North American subsidiaries.”

US Capital Partners' Clean-Tech group is led by highly experienced professionals with over 80 years of combined financial advisory, alternative lending, M&A, corporate, and project finance and structuring experience.

About Tectura Corporation

Tectura Corporation is a global technology services firm that provides consulting and system implementation products and services to businesses worldwide. The company is a Microsoft Dynamics partner, and is the leading Microsoft ERP and CRM provider in most markets that it serves. Founded in 2001, Tectura Corporation is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, and has offices in more than 20 countries.

About US Capital Partners, LLC

Since 1998, US Capital Partners (www.uscapitalpartners.net) has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing solutions including lending, equity financing, and debt re-structuring to businesses across the United States and abroad. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank, direct lender, co-lender, and lead financial arranger that specializes in asset-based debt for small to middle market private and public companies. The company’s innovative approach allows it to provide the best financing available, not only for companies in excellent financial condition, but also for companies that may have been refused credit by traditional lenders.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.

Wednesday
Feb122014

From Distress to Success: Overcoming Business Financing Challenges

Why businesses struggle through inadequate or poorly structured financing, and how US Capital Partners, LLC can provide the intelligent, long-term financing your business needs to prosper.

Last year, there were 44,111 business bankruptcy filings in the US, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. While the number of companies filing for bankruptcy has dropped steadily since 2010, a significant percentage of US businesses continue to go through occasional challenging periods. Most of these are small enterprises.

Common Financing Problems that Lead to Distress

There are many factors that can push a smaller business over the edge, not least the macro-economic climate. At US Capital Partners, however, we regularly come across promising smaller businesses that run into problems simply because they lack sufficient working capital or are locked in an inappropriate financing structure. The following issues are fairly common:

  1. The bank imposes less favorable loan terms (14% of small businesses reported this last year).
  2. A company’s current loan structure prevents the enterprise from being able to obtain additional financing to fund growth or pay its rising bills (see case study).
  3. A company undergoes some temporary difficulty and inadvertently breaches a loan covenant, prompting the bank to put the company into workout (see case study).

How US Capital Partners Can Help

Many smaller companies do not know where to turn to get the suitable financing they need. In many cases such businesses fall outside the criteria for traditional bank lending. They may not always understand how they can leverage their tangible and intangible business assets to secure financing, or how to structure their financing in an optimal, cost-effective way.

US Capital Partners has a proven and well-developed capability for providing working capital and growth capital for smaller businesses. The firm can provide financing for almost any company with assets, helping an enterprise transition from distress to strong business growth.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.

 

Tuesday
Jan212014

US Capital Partners Introduces New Financing Program for Clean Energy Projects under 20MW

Private investment bank expands its offering to help distributed generation ("DG") clean energy projects in the United States and internationally secure the well-structured financing they need to succeed.

SAN FRANCISCO, JANUARY 2014 – US Capital Partners, LLC (“US Capital Partners”), a leading private investment bank for small to lower middle market businesses, is proud to announce its Project Financing Program for clean energy projects under 20MW. The growing investment bank’s Clean-Tech group continues to expand with innovate banking solutions for the fast-growing and changing Renewable Energy industry. The fragmented DG market in all segments (commercial, industrial, and utility) is burgeoning with new financial solutions. US Capital Partners’ DG program enables efficient and effective banking with a view to providing best-in-class project financing.

“This is the fifth year running that US Capital Partners has increased in size, and we feel a responsibility to further support the Clean-Tech industry with our expertise and financing,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director at US Capital Partners. “There is growing demand among small to lower middle market companies for suitable financing that is structured to meet their specific business and project needs. At US Capital Partners, we always take a custom approach to financing. Our relentless focus on strategic, innovative solutions and on speed and excellence of execution has helped us grow into one of the most successful small-business investment banks in the industry today.”

US Capital Partners' Clean-Tech group is led by highly experienced professionals with over 80 years of combined financial advisory, alternative lending, M&A, corporate, and project finance and structuring experience.

About US Capital Partners, LLC

Since 1998, US Capital Partners (www.uscapitalpartners.net) has been providing prompt, innovative, and reliable financing solutions including lending, equity financing, and debt re-structuring to businesses across the United States and abroad. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank, direct lender, co-lender, and lead financial arranger that specializes in asset-based debt for small to middle market private and public companies. The company’s innovative approach allows it to provide the best financing available, not only for companies in excellent financial condition, but also for companies that may have been refused credit by traditional lenders.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, CEO and Managing Director, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.