Securing Growth Capital for Your Business in 2017

Most business owners are readying themselves for a year of significant growth. Discover the challenges and solutions to securing the expansive financing you need to implement your growth plans next year.

Business Owners Anticipate Growth in 2017

CEOs are feeling increasingly optimistic about the outlook of their businesses. According to a recent survey by Pepperdine University, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) expect to increase their annual revenue in the next 12 months by an average of 8.3%. Reflecting this, 70% of businesses with an annual revenue of $5 million to $100 million reported that the main purpose for raising expected financing is growth or expansion, including acquisition.

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Challenges in Sourcing Growth Capital for Your Company

Because of the increased regulatory constraints placed on banks as well as the fragmented nature of the commercial finance sector, securing sufficient capital to support growth remains a challenge for many SMBs. Even the commercial finance sector is facing increasing constraints on lending because bank leveraged lines are being reduced and underwriting criteria are becoming more stringent for their lines of credit. As a result, nearly two-thirds of SMBs reported that it is currently difficult to raise new external financing.

Many loan applicants seeking additional working capital or growth capital are thriving enterprises that for one reason or other fall outside the standard parameters for traditional bank finance, and now even commercial finance. Often, they approach the wrong type of lender or fail to present their application in the best way from a lender’s perspective.

How US Capital Partners Can Help

US Capital Partners Inc. is at the cutting-edge of SMB finance and has been for over 18 years. The firm has a proven and well-developed capability for providing growth capital for SMBs. The firm offers debt financing off its balance sheet, co-investment and syndication, and also equity financing, always intelligently structured to meet the particular needs of its clients.

Recently, for instance, US Capital Partners structured and provided a custom $8 million unitranche facility for Fulham Co., Inc., a manufacturer of award-winning LED and emergency products, to fund the strategic acquisition of a distributor abroad. Similarly, US Capital Partners provided $3.25 million in growth capital to Capriati Construction Corp., a leading general contractor in the construction industry, to fund the expansion of its services to additional Midwestern and Western States.

US Capital Partners examines transactions on a case-by-case basis. Its financing professionals have years of experience, allowing them to structure custom finance solutions for SMBs quickly and efficiently.

Jeffrey Sweeney