At Geoffrey Martin & Co we work closely with a large number of finance providers. If you require funding we will be able to put you in touch with the most appropriate ones taking into account:
- Your industry.
- The level of debt required.
- Your asset profile.
- Your track record.
We very often see businesses whose funding profile is demonstrably wrong and are able to instigate significant cost savings by recommending alternatives.
Detailed below are some of the more common finance providers that we work alongside.
An Angel Investor or business angel is usually a wealthy individual who provides capital to a business (usually a start up) in return for equity (as in Dragon’s Den).
Venture capital is provided to early-stage, high growth potential companies with the aim of generating a return through an eventual trade sale or flotation of the company.
Asset Based Lenders
This generally refers to funds loaned and secured against either debtors, stock, machinery or equipment but can also, less commonly, involve a trade name or intellectual property.
A factor acquires all or part of a sales ledger at a discount in return for immediate cash, thereby providing a cash flow benefit for the selling company.
This differs from Factoring as the funder loans the company money, using unpaid sales invoices as security for the borrowing (a factor acquires those invoices).
The end result is virtually identical, it is just the financial arrangements which differ.
This can be either a long-term loan or short-term bridging finance. Both are secured on a property asset.
Whatever your funding requirements, at Geoffrey Martin & Co we can review all your current arrangements and ensure that they fit your business needs.
Any advice given in this regard is completely independent and Geoffrey Martin & Co are not a brokering service. Referrals to any finance provider are made strictly on a no commission basis.