Lending to Technology Companies: Collateral versus Cashflow?

As the U.S. changed from a manufacturing to a service-based economy, ABL lenders faced a growing array of challenges, including lending to software companies and coping with rapid hardware obsolescence. Hugh C. Larratt-Smith speaks with key lenders in this industry and learns how lending to technology has changed in the last 40 years.

Opportunities and Challenges: Asset-Based Lending in 2018

The digital world has transformed every aspect of our lives. Some of us still remember pasting photographs into albums and racing to answer the telephone mounted on the wall — picking up the receiver without knowing who was on the other end of the line. Technology has changed asset-based lending in ways no one could have predicted 20 years ago. ABF Journal contributor Hugh Larratt-Smith explores the evolving ABL landscape and evaluates the impact these changes will have in 2018.

Private Equity and Asset Based Lending in the European Union

Hugh Larratt-Smith examines asset-based lending in the European Union’s private equity sector. While private equity exits are on the rise, he says the disciplines of ABL can provide PE firms with an excellent, objective sounding board and a valuable tool for smart investing.