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.
Companies 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 7.4%, significantly higher than domestic-only companies. These enterprises 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, lending to SMBs is only just beginning to pick up, with overall eurozone bank lending to the region’s businesses having fallen by €561 billion since 2009. In the UK, lending to SMBs is facing new headwinds, with the closure of hundreds of branches by British banks in the last three years having more than halved lending to smaller businesses in the areas affected.
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. Recently, for example, US Capital Partners structured and provided a flexible $10 million line of credit for MusclePharm Corporation, an award-winning American nutritional supplement company that sells its products in over 120 countries, through over 45,000 global retail outlets. US Capital Partners also provided a $2.5 million accounts receivable line of credit for a digital media business located in Australia, and two rounds of growth-capital financing 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.