Eastside expects to use this new credit facility to pay off and replace the two existing inventory facilities of $5 million capacity with KFK and TQLA and to fund general working capital. In addition to the increased availability of up to $3 million, the new credit facility offers a number of potential advantages to Eastside, including a reduction in the interest rate.
The new credit facility, coupled with the $2 million accounts receivable factoring agreement signed in December 2019, provides the Company with up to $10 million of aggregate financing to refinance existing debt and fund growth in the business.
“We are extremely pleased to have closed this new $8 million inventory facility with Live Oak Bank allowing us to consolidate our debt and increase our borrowing capacity by further leveraging our valuable spirits inventory,” said Lawrence Firestone, Eastside’s CEO. “The completion of this inventory facility, coupled with our recently signed accounts receivable facility, were key objectives to access capital in a non-dilutive structure to fund the growth of the business going forward.”
Additional details on the new credit facility can be found in an 8-K
Portland, OR-based Eastside Distilling has been producing high-quality, craft spirits since 2008.