FrontWell Capital Partners is a newer entrant in the asset-based lending world, but with its selective approach, experienced management team and laser focus on the opportunities it sees in the Canadian marketplace, it has made itself a company to watch.
With an expanded capital base and a new funding partner in Barings, Encina Business Credit (now Eclipse Business Capital) is taking the next step on its growth trajectory, but as much as things change, the company’s successful approach to the market will stay the same.
Ensuring access to capital is a top priority for any business, particularly during times of distress like the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure a consistent flow of capital, businesses must diversify their sources, minimize costs and keep their options open.
Syndicating asset-based loans is a tried-and-true method of mitigating the risk of overexposure to certain industries and borrowers, but the process is far from simple, especially considering the different types of lenders. Inez M. Markovich and Howard Brod Brownstein outline some important considerations for successful syndication.
In the second edition of ABF Journal’s list of the Most Innovative Companies in Specialty Finance, we went bigger and better than last year, expanding the breadth of companies to include capital providers, referral sources, service providers and more. In a year once again heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, these companies used ingenuity and adaptability to push themselves forward.
The use of the term material adverse effect within asset-based lending agreements has a long history. Jaime Rachel Koff and Lon M. Singer provide an introduction to the term and how it was originally used and then take us through more recent history and how its use has changed, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Identifying long-term business problems is difficult to do during times of economic upheaval. Keith Chulumovich of O’Keefe outlines which factors to evaluate and the trends to keep an eye on when determining how dire a company’s situation really is.