Financing Smaller Enterprises Doing Business Outside the United States

US Capital Partners specializes in engineering innovative and efficient financing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses with non-US operations and subsidiaries.

Cover page white paper Dompanies doing business in international markets have consistently been more growth-focused than their domestic-only peers. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Trendsetter survey, privately owned companies selling internationally forecasted revenue growth of 13%, far higher than domestic-only companies. These companies are also more likely to require well-structured, expansive financing. This is because they remain ahead of their domestic-only peers in planned spending on key growth activities.

The Challenges of Funding Operations Abroad

Getting suitable financing abroad, however, is not always easy for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). In Europe, for instance,  SMBs continue to have trouble getting bank loans, with overall eurozone bank lending to the region’s businesses falling by €561 billion since 2009. Even in the UK, where there have been recent improvements, lending to SMBs fell significantly in 2014, with Britain’s biggest banks cutting back on loans and shedding assets to meet tough rules imposed by regulators.

Some US businesses have subsidiaries abroad, for which they may struggle to find suitable funding. More commonly, they may simply have trade receivables and other assets abroad. In some cases, the parent company itself may be situated outside the US, with operations or subsidiaries located within the US. In all such cases, US Capital Partners Inc. is able to structure and fund optimal financing to help your business grow.

How US Capital Partners Can Help

US Capital Partners specializes in providing financing for businesses with an international footprint. In most cases, it can finance such growth companies directly from its own balance sheet. Last year, for instance, US Capital Partners provided a multi-million dollar financing facility for November Research Group, a global leader in drug safety and pharmacovigilance solutions. November Research Group had launched a robust campaign to expand its products and services into the Japanese market. Recently, US Capital Partners also provided a $2.5 million accounts receivable line of credit for a digital media business located in Australia, and a $500,000 growth-capital term loan for Tora Ventures, headquartered in Alberta, Canada.

US Capital Partners takes a strategic approach to your business and places its best financing technicians at your service, helping you fund your operations abroad. As a direct lender, arranger, and co-lender, it has full flexibility to engineer optimal debt and equity financing solutions for your business.

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

Jeffrey Sweeney