PO Finance — From Mainstream to Alternative Funding and Back

As purchase order finance has become more mainstream, Paul Schuldiner describes two types of PO finance used most often by borrowers — and points out that providing these products comes with a high degree of risk requiring a skill set not usually found in a factoring or ABL environment.

Creative Thinking — New Ways For ABLs to Realize Returns

Although today’s economic environment leaves many middle- and lower middle-market companies struggling to secure capital, it allows asset-based lenders to develop creative strategies and identify overlooked areas of opportunity to realize considerable returns, while enabling access to liquidity for these businesses.

2013 CFO Outlook: U.S. Senior Financial Execs Focus Forward

Corporate leaders look for signs of sustained economic recovery to embolden strategies that drive meaningful innovation and growth.

Game Over? Downloading Poses Threat to Video Game Stores & Related Collateral

The shift to digital content delivery of video games will have a significant impact on the value of physical media such as cartridges and consoles. Tiger Group’s Michael McGrail’s advice to secured lenders in the space includes closely monitoring trends and key metrics, as well as regularly reviewing collateral valuation.

Small Business Finance — Why Aren’t Banks Lending?

According to Mark Sunshine, many successful small business owners are wondering why they aren’t invited to the Fed’s “low interest rate party.” He provides five major reasons why good borrowers with plenty of cash-flow, net worth and collateral have a tough time finding bank loans.

ABL Deal Chart 2003

Notable ABL Transactions Data gathered from direct sources, news releases and other public information — covers all of 2003.

ABL Deal Chart 2004

Notable ABL Transactions Data gathered from direct sources, news releases and other public information — covers all of 2004.

ABL Deal Chart 2005

Notable ABL Transactions Data gathered from direct sources, news releases and other public information — covers all of 2005.

ABL Deal Chart 2006 Q4

Notable ABL Transactions Data gathered from direct sources, news releases and other public information — covers 10/1/06 through 12/31/06.

ABL Deal Chart 2006 Q3

Notable ABL Transactions Data gathered from direct sources, news releases and other public information — covers 7/1/06 through 9/30/06.