RECENT TRANSACTIONS

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At US Capital Partners, we specialize in providing debt and equity financing solutions for small to middle market companies. Below is a selection of some of our recent transactions. As you will see, we are able to serve as a direct lender, co-lender, and lead financial arranger. This widens our scope to secure the best possible financing for our clients. Click on a completed transaction below for details.


Completed Transactions



Transaction Summaries


Renewable Energy Company | $25 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, Renewable Energy Company
Client

Headquartered on the West Coast, this leading green energy company designs and manufactures mobile solar technology and other renewable energy products for distribution across the United States. With its wide range of reliable products, the company is committed to helping environmentally conscious consumers and businesses reduce their carbon footprint.

Scenario

This renewable energy company was seeking additional working capital to increase its inventory, as it continued to expand its operations. US Capital Partners is a full-service private financial group with a strong interest in renewable energy and impact investing, and the company was therefore an immediate fit for US Capital Partners’ experienced renewable energy division.

Solution

US Capital Partners advised on a $25 million financing program for this innovative West Coast-based green energy company. The company was able to benefit from the creative financing solutions and attention to detail US Capital Partners provided in advising the business. As a result, the company was able to secure the additional working capital it needed to increase its inventory and pursue its expansion plans.


Focus360, LLC | Multi-Million Dollar Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Focus 360, LLC
Client

Headquartered in New York City, Focus360, LLC is a leading media and radio advertising company that offers multi-platform solutions in the media industry. The company develops and executes targeted advertising campaigns for national advertisers, serving Fortune 500 clients.

Scenario

This leading media and radio advertising company required additional working capital that would allow it to better manage its resources and leverage its accounts receivables. Due to the complex nature of receivables in the media industry, Focus360 sought US Capital Partners' assistance and experience.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully structured and provided multi-million dollar financing for Focus360. US Capital Partners custom designed this flexible and scalable facility to fit Focus360's business model, and provided the additional financing the firm needed to further expand its business.


Illuminergy, Inc. | Advisory on $5 Million Equity Raise

USCP, US Capital Partners, AgPro Exchange, LLC
Client

Illuminergy, Inc. (dba “Illuminer”) is an expanding developer and distributor of high-value LED lighting products. Illuminer’s products are used for the interior and exterior illumination of residential, office, and commercial facilities, as well as of industrial, outdoor, and architecture facilities across the United States. The company’s LED products result in significantly lower facility energy costs.

Scenario

Illuminer was preparing to launch its innovative LED street and parking light system called Cobratech in the United States. The company approached US Capital Partners to complete some due diligence work in preparation for a future equity raise, to create an overall capital formation plan, as well as to provide introductions to strategic investors and other potential partners.

Solution

US Capital Partners completed due diligence and advised Illuminer on an equity raise of up to $5 million, to support the company’s ongoing expansion and the launch of its Cobratech lighting system in the United States. Illuminer was extremely pleased with the first-class service, process, and results.


AgPro Exchange, LLC | Advisory on Multi-Million Dollar Equity Transaction

USCP, US Capital Partners, AgPro Exchange, LLC
Client

AgPro Exchange, LLC is an expanding big data and analytics company serving the agriculture industry. Based in Lubbock, Texas, the AgPro Exchange team consists of growers and industry professionals with intimate knowledge of the agricultural space and many years of experience in their fields of expertise.

Scenario

AgPro Exchange is dedicated to creating the agriculture industry’s first cloud-based platform that will be controlled by growers and open to all industry service partners and technology providers. The company needed an additional capital infusion to be able to continue its product development and expand in the US market. It therefore approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners performed market analysis, provided strategic advisory, and structured a multi-million dollar equity transaction for AgPro Exchange. US Capital Partners’ approach in structuring the offering was crucial to AgPro Exchange’s successful capital infusion, and put the company in a great position to increase its capabilities and broaden its reach.


Alternative Lender | $15 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Alternative Lender
Client

This Southeast-based early-stage alternative loan provider focuses on serving the finance needs of small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. Born out of the financial crisis, the company offers a personalized service focused more on the overall health of a business than on a business owner’s credit score.

Scenario

In 2016, this alternative loan provider originated over $100 million in business loans. However, the firm had been seeking a partner for some time, to help finance its own transactions and to expand its portfolio. It approached US Capital Partners for strategic assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners proposed various helpful finance strategies for this early-stage alternative loan provider. US Capital Partners then also successfully provided a financing line of credit scalable to $15 million for this originator headquartered in the Southeast, to help the company move into its next phase of growth.


La Quinta Inns & Suites | $7 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, La Quinta Inns & Suites
Client

Founded in 1968, La Quinta Inns & Suites is a chain of hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Honduras. Shares in the company are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LQ. The company owns and operates over 800 properties and franchises approximately 295 under various brand names. Lodi Vineyards Hospitality, LLC, a real estate developer in Lodi, California, had obtained local planning approval for the construction of a new La Quinta Inns & Suites hotel in the city.

Scenario

Lodi Vineyards Hospitality wished to build a 40,000 square foot, 76-room hotel at 1136 S. Cherokee Lane in Lodi. Located in San Joaquin County, the city is well-known for being a center of wine grape production. Lodi Vineyards Hospitality now needed help in securing suitable construction financing for the project and in better understanding the various financing options available to the firm. The company therefore approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners advised the real estate developer on custom project financing of $7 million for the construction of the new La Quinta Inns & Suites hotel. In providing intelligently structured financing, US Capital Partners was able to increase the loan-to-value ratio for the project. Lodi Vineyards Hospitality greatly appreciated the creative financing solutions and attention to detail that US Capital Partners provided.


Paul Ryan Associates, Inc. | $10.6 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, Paul Ryan Associates, Inc.
Client

Established almost 50 years ago, Paul Ryan Associates is a leading general contractor with licensed operations across multiple States, from New York City to Hawaii. The company builds high-end, custom residential and commercial real estate and tenant improvement projects. With a passion for constructing custom homes, Paul Ryan Associates has built its reputation on the quality of its workmanship.

Scenario

Paul Ryan Associates needed to refinance its bank debt and also to secure additional working capital to support its current and future needs. The company therefore approached US Capital Partners for assistance. US Capital Partners is a private financial group with a history of successful closings in the commercial and residential real estate sectors.

Solution

In this case, following a detailed financial analysis of the business, US Capital Partners advised on a real estate term loan of up to $10.6 million for Paul Ryan Associates. This term loan was carefully customized to meet the unique needs of this nationwide general contractor and to support its continued expansion.


CommunityLeader, Inc. | $1,250,000, Investment Facility

USCP, US Capital Partners, CommunityLeader, Inc.
Client

CommunityLeader, Inc. is a Nevada-based FinTech company that offers market-leading, web-based securities offering platforms and services that are designed to be regulatory compliant. The company had four years of market and client experience at the time, with over 27 active portals. Its portals had successfully entered into 140 multinational engagements already, representing over $200 million in raised capital.

Scenario

CommunityLeader’s proprietary software was uniquely positioned with the aim to become the dominant investment operating system for the sale of private securities worldwide. Led by seasoned industry veterans, FinTech and software specialists, and leading experts in private securities and securities law, CommunityLeader was now at an inflection point in its growth curve. It therefore needed further capital for its next stage of growth.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully provided an initial closing for a $1.25 million investment facility for CommunityLeader, as part of an ongoing capital raise for the company. US Capital Partners has a very wide network of high-net-worth investors and family offices. This allowed US Capital Partners to raise equity through its securities division, US Capital Global Securities, LLC, and to provide this custom investment facility for CommunityLeader quickly and efficiently.


Fulham Co., Inc. | $8 Million, Unitranche

USCP, US Capital Partners, Fulham Co., Inc.
Client

Headquartered in Hawthorne, CA, Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham has over 800 employees in facilities in North America, the Middle East, Europe, China, and India.

Scenario

A truly international and socially conscious company, Fulham had been executing well on its expansion plans by manufacturing and distributing energy-saving LED products worldwide. The company was now interested in the strategic acquisition of a distributor in Holland. However, when traditional banks in the US found the transaction too challenging to finance, Fulham approached US Capital Partners for financing.

Solution

US Capital Partners structured and provided a custom $8 million unitranche facility for Fulham to replace the company’s existing facility. The new structure provided Fulham with capital to pursue the strategic acquisition abroad, while leaving the company with even more working capital for its current and future needs. Fulham’s CEO and CFO were extremely pleased with this well-structured and timely financing.


1313 Franklin, LLC | $21 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, 1313 Franklin, LLC
Client

1313 Franklin, LLC is the owner of the Downtown Gateway project, a landmark residential and commercial development at 1313 Franklin St. in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, CA. The project will bring 44 for-sale condominium units and 14,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space to the heart of downtown Santa Clara. 1313 Franklin, LLC is responsible for all development work, including permits, construction, and the sale of units.

Scenario

1313 Franklin, LLC appointed SiliconSage® Builders as its developer for the project. With permits also in place, the company now needed custom and expansive financing for this landmark catalyst project, designed to kick-start the new urban renewal of downtown Santa Clara. It sought assistance from US Capital Partners, which has a history of successful closings in the commercial and residential real estate sectors.

Solution

US Capital Partners advised 1313 Franklin, LLC on project financing of $21 million for the Downtown Gateway project. Through documentation review, analysis, and structuring, US Capital Partners was able to provide valuable improvements to the developer’s credit profile in order to accommodate the developer’s growing project pipeline. The company greatly appreciated US Capital Partners’ hands-on approach to its project financing needs.


Euro Motor Sport, Inc. | $4 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Euro Motor Sport, Inc.
Client

Euro Motor Sport is a high-end, luxury automobile dealership. The company sells and leases its vehicles nationwide, with concentration in the nearby affluent region of greater South Florida, including Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. The company offers an unrivalled selection of the industry’s most sought-after exotic cars. Its brands include Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, and Bugatti.

Scenario

Euro Motor Sport wished to expand its presence in Fort Lauderdale and further enhance its business operations. The company approached US Capital Partners for flexible and timely debt refinancing and additional working capital to support the renovation of its showroom and to acquire an adjacent property.

Solution

US Capital Partners committed $4 million in refinancing to Euro Motor Sport. The company greatly appreciated US Capital Partners’ assistance in advising on its ongoing expansion and in supplying this term loan facility. The flexible and timely refinancing was custom designed to support the continued growth of this high-end, luxury automobile dealership in Fort Lauderdale.


MusclePharm Corporation | $10 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, Muscle Pharm Corporation
Client

MusclePharm Corporation is an award-winning American nutritional supplement company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. With more than 15 industry awards, including “Brand of the Year,” MusclePharm develops and brings to market clinically proven, safe and effective nutritional and sports supplementation products to enhance athletic performance, strength, and overall personal health—all without the use of banned substances.

Scenario

MusclePharm’s history was one of rapid expansion. Founded in 2010, the company was now selling its products in over 120 countries, through over 45,000 global retail outlets. However, MusclePharm was locked in a restrictive financing structure that was impeding its growth. The company therefore approached US Capital Partners to refinance its existing debt and to provide additional working capital to support its continued growth.

Solution

After analyzing MusclePharm’s assets, US Capital Partners was able to structure and provide a non-traditional, flexible $10 million accounts receivable and inventory line of credit to meet MusclePharm’s unique needs. This custom line of credit provided the funding necessary to support the ongoing expansion of this global market-leader in the sports nutrition industry.


Wham-O Marketing, Inc. | Bridge to Multi-Million Dollar Transaction

USCP, US Capital Partners, Wham-o
Client

Wham-O Marketing, Inc. (“Wham-O”) is a global leader in the toy and lifestyle industries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Wham-O manufactures and markets some of the most recognizable consumer brands in the world today, from classics like Frisbee® discs, Slip ’N Slide® water slides, and Hula Hoop® toy hoops, to outdoor brands like Morey®, Boogie® body boards, Snow Boogie® sleds, and BZ® Pro Boards.

Scenario

Wham-O had closed two previous rounds of financing with US Capital Partners, as the company continue to expand its range of world-class branded products. Wham-O was at an inflection point in its international expansion, and now required a third round of bridge financing. The company approached US Capital Partners because of the firm’s deep experience in delivering well-structured, customized financing solutions.

Solution

US Capital Partners promptly structured and provided a third round of bridge financing for Wham-O. The follow-on financing was designed to help Wham-O fulfill new customer orders and raise a multi-million dollar investment facility to support its long-term strategic growth initiatives. Wham-O was especially impressed with the way US Capital Partners took a solution-oriented approach to addressing the company’s short-term capital requirements, while simultaneously supporting its long-term strategic goals and vision.


CAO Group, Inc. | $6.5 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, CAO Group, Inc.
Client

Founded in 2000, CAO Group, Inc. is a leading global technology and manufacturing firm. The company is an innovative leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of high-quality dental, medical, veterinary, forensic, and LED lighting products. CAO Group is located in West Jordan (Salt Lake City), UT, but also has a manufacturing facility in Langfang (Beijing), China.

Scenario

CAO Group had been expanding quickly. At the time, the firm had 68 issued patents and 100 pending patents, which it was actively licensing to companies around the world. CAO Group now needed to refinance its existing debt and to secure additional working capital to support its ongoing growth. The company therefore approached US Capital Partners for help.

Solution

US Capital Partners was able to analyze CAO Group’s large and complex portfolio of intellectual property, and then to secure a non-traditional, custom $6.5 million intellectual property term loan to meet the company’s needs. US Capital Partners’ best-in-class financial advisory services helped support CAO Group’s continued expansion as a leading global technology and manufacturing firm.


Wine & Spirits Purveyor | Bridge to $4.5 Million Term Loan

USCP, US Capital Partners, Spirits and Wine Purveyor
Client

This well-established beverage business is one of the largest independent purchasers of wine and spirits in Southern California. The company offers fine wines, a variety of liquor and spirits, over 250 craft and imported beers, and other hard-to-find premium items from leading distilleries around the world. The company is locally owned and operated, with a tradition of upscale service and a strong focus on excellence.

Scenario

With multiple retail locations in Southern California, this upscale wine and spirits purveyor was locked in an inappropriate financing structure. The business was therefore seeking a $4.5 million term loan to refinance existing promissory notes and secure additional working capital, but it needed a short-term bridge loan to this refinancing event.

Solution

US Capital Partners promptly structured and provided bridge financing to the $4.5 million term loan this California beverage business was seeking. This custom-structured and timely bridge loan provided much-needed working capital to support the continued growth of the business up to the refinancing event.


Tora Ventures | Follow-On Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Tora Ventures
Client

Tora Ventures is a Canadian distributor of residential and commercial roofing materials. Based in Calgary, Alberta, the company provides a wide variety of goods and materials for all aspects of residential and commercial roofing, including underlayment, waterproofing and insulation, weatherproofing, and drip edge and siding.

Scenario

US Capital Partners first provided financing for Tora Ventures in October 2014. Tora Ventures has since been expanding rapidly, and required some additional working capital and growth capital ahead of its peak summer season. This Canadian distributor returned to US Capital Partners because of the firm’s breadth of experience in funding businesses and its ability to close quickly and efficiently.

Solution

The investment team at US Capital Partners promptly structured and provided a second round of financing to support Tora Ventures’ continued expansion. Tora Ventures was extremely pleased with this well-structured follow-on term loan, which provided the additional working capital and growth capital the company needed ahead of the busy summer season.


Action Craft Boats | $750,000, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Action Craft Boats
Client

Based in Cape Coral, Florida, Action Craft Boats is a manufacturer and vendor of high-quality salt- and fresh-water boats. The company began over two decades ago with the aim of building custom, durable, angler-designed skiffs of the highest quality, setting new standards for shallow water fishing boats. Action Craft currently has nine models of flats boats and three models of bay boats.

Scenario

Action Craft was experiencing increased demand for its custom boats, and wished to increase its footprint in Florida and the Southeast. Due to some historical losses and the customized nature of Action Craft’s inventory and collateral, the company was having difficulty finding financing. It approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners provided a $750,000 growth-capital term loan for Action Craft. Rather than approach this finance opportunity solely by evaluating long-term historical performance and collateral, as most traditional banks had done in assessing Action Craft’s application, US Capital Partners was able to leverage the company’s strong recent quarters and increased purchase order pipeline to provide this timely growth-capital term loan.


Central Texas Frame and Alignment, Inc. | $1.8 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Central Texas Frame and Alignment, Inc,
Client

Established in 1979, Central Texas Frame and Alignment, Inc. (“Central Texas”) is a full-service truck collision repair company located in Elm Mott and Waxahachie, Texas. This family-owned and operated business provides a variety of services including a truck body shop, truck paint shop, and truck frame shop, thereby handling all aspects of truck and trailer restoration.​

Scenario

Central Texas had grown over the years to become an industry leader in its field, combining experience and cutting-edge technology to provide customers with the highest quality service possible. Central Texas now needed well-structured refinancing to support its continued growth. The business therefore approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

This was a difficult refinancing request involving multiple borrowing entities, collateral types, and outstanding loans. Nonetheless, US Capital Partners was able to provide a $1.8 million senior term loan for Central Texas. This was a complete custom refinancing solution backed by a government guarantee program that consolidated Central Texas’s debt at a lower cost and with longer amortization, while also providing additional working capital for the business.


Wham-O Marketing, Inc. | Bridge to Multi-Million Dollar Transaction

USCP, US Capital Partners, Wham-O Marketing, Inc
Client

Wham-O Marketing, Inc. (“Wham-O”) is a global leader in the toy and lifestyle industries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Wham-O manufactures and markets some of the most recognizable consumer brands in the world today, from classics like Frisbee® discs, Slip ’N Slide® water slides, and Hula Hoop® toy hoops, to outdoor brands like Morey®, Boogie® body boards, Snow Boogie® sleds, and BZ® Pro Boards.

Scenario

With over 65 years of cultural and commercial significance, and with a lineup of consumer products that appeal to people of all ages, the Wham-O® lifestyle brand has been moving from strength to strength. The business was now at an inflection point in its international expansion, having just launched a range of additional new products and brands. The company needed a well-structured bridge facility to support its continued growth, and turned to US Capital Partners for help.

Solution

US Capital Partners provided a bridge facility for this world-renowned American toy manufacturer and marketer. The short-term financing was designed to allow Wham-O to raise a multi-million dollar investment facility to support its strategic growth initiatives. US Capital Partners provided this well-structured bridge facility quickly and efficiently, thereby supporting the accelerated growth of Wham-O’s recently launched lineup of new consumer brands.


Pacific Contours Corporation | $10 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Pacific Contours Corporation
Client

Pacific Contours Corporation (“Pacific Contours”) is an award-winning leader in precision machining and assembly for the aerospace industry. In 2008, Pacific Contours acquired Jaycraft Corporation, making it one of the largest female-owned companies in the aerospace industry. The acquisition also broadened the scope of Pacific Contours beyond the aerospace industry by adding a full array of hard metal turning, machining, and precision grinding capabilities.

Scenario

Committed to excellence, Pacific Contours has won numerous awards in the industry over the years, including Anaheim Business Awards, the Nunn-Perry Award, and a range of prestigious Boeing awards. The company was eager to pursue strategic growth plans, but was locked in an inappropriate debt financing structure that was hindering its ability to expand. In need of a larger, less restrictive credit facility, Pacific Contours approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners provided a well-structured $10 million credit facility and term loan for this award-winning leader in the aerospace industry. US Capital Partners successfully leveraged the assets of Pacific Contours to provide this larger, less restrictive credit facility for the company. The refinancing better matched Pacific Contours’ working capital needs and its borrowing base, helping the company pursue its business growth objectives.


Educational and Hygiene Products Distributor | $1.5 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Educational and Hygiene Products Distributor
Client

Headquartered in the Northeastern United States, this distributor provides both educational publications and personal care products to a wide range of customers across the United States and abroad. The company offers a comprehensive suite of book and multimedia services for public, academic, government, and specialty libraries worldwide. Its personal care products division offers a wide array of products, including health and hygiene kits customized to order.

Scenario

This worldwide distributor was looking to expand its range of multimedia services and personal care products. However, the company was locked in an inappropriate debt financing structure that was hampering its growth. The business therefore approached US Capital Partners to refinance its existing bank loan and put in place a more flexible, scalable asset-based facility.

Solution

US Capital Partners provided a $1.5 million accounts receivable and inventory line of credit for this expanding distribution business. US Capital Partners was able to put in place an asset-based facility that not only provided additional working capital for this Northeast-based distributor but also better supported the ongoing growth and payables management of the business going forward.


LESS Institute | $30 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, LESS Institute
Client

LESS Institute is a nationwide network of surgery centers offering best-in-class outpatient and surgical care services. The company was founded on the principle that surgical care should be safe, affordable, and deliver quality results. LESS Institute provides outpatient spine and orthopedic treatments using its own carefully selected surgeons and a customized, proprietary billing system for patients’ insurance providers and legal settlements.

Scenario

Over the past six years, LESS Institute has been expanding its network of surgeons and its geographical footprint across the United States. However, the company required additional capital to pursue its growth plans. Despite being a profitable and expanding business, LESS Institute had difficulty securing traditional bank financing, because accounts receivable from medical settlements are generally deemed ineligible for financing by most traditional lenders.

Solution

US Capital Partners performed a detailed analysis of the proprietary billing systems and processes of LESS Institute to better the company’s operations. This allowed US Capital Partners to then structure and provide a customized and scalable $30 million line of credit for LESS Institute. US Capital Partners has a strong track-record in providing best-in-class financing for middle market businesses across the United States, with a special focus on speed, structure, and efficiency of execution.


Direct Communication Solutions, Inc. | $3 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Direct Communication Solutions, Inc.
Client

Direct Communication Solutions, Inc. (“DCS”) is an industry-leading developer of wireless technology solutions. The company serves customers across all verticals within the emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) industry. Headquartered in San Diego, California, DCS evolved from a hardware distribution outlet into a full-service M2M solution provider working with the most trusted names in the industry, including AT&T, CalAmp,  Sprint, Taoglas, T-Mobile, Verizon, Telit Wireless, Telus Mobility, and 7 Layers.

Scenario

DCS needed to buy out an existing partner in the business, as well as to put in place a more expansive financing structure. The company’s financing covenants and facility size were restricting its ability to pursue growth plans. New, well-structured, scalable financing would increase DCS’s ability to execute on its ongoing strategy of developing exciting new products and services for the industry, while accomplishing the company’s more immediate business objectives for the year.

Solution

US Capital Partners provided a $3 million line of credit for this industry-leading developer of wireless technology solutions. US Capital Partners was able to leverage the accounts receivable and inventory assets of the business in order to put in place a larger, less restrictive facility for the company. The financing also provided additional working capital for DCS to pursue new growth opportunities.


Waste Management Company | Bridge for $40 Million Acquisition Program

USCP, US Capital Partners, Waste Management Company
Client

This leading waste management and hauling company in the Midwestern United States provides turnkey solid waste removal and environmental management services to municipalities, individuals, and companies. To date, the company has helped in recycling over 20,000 tons of waste in the Midwest, and services over 40,000 customers.

Scenario

This successful waste management business had strategic plans to expand through a $40 million acquisition program. To pursue its roll-up strategy, the business required well-structured and timely bridge financing. It therefore approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners provided a bridge facility for the company to support its $40 million roll-up strategy. US Capital Partners specializes in structuring and providing custom financing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. In this case, US Capital Partners provided the company with a cash flow-based bridge loan in under three weeks. The loan was custom structured, allowing the business to remain fully in compliance with its existing loan terms.


CloudSmartz, Inc. | Bridge for a Multi-Million Dollar Facility

USCP, US Capital Partners, Cloudsmartz, Inc.
Client

CloudSmartz, Inc. is an information technology and cloud services provider headquartered in Rochester, New York. The company is known for artfully applying technology as the empowering force behind the transformation of both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. CloudSmartz serves local, national, and global organizations within the healthcare, finance, communications, education, and technology industries, providing clients with the most comprehensive and creative technology solutions to enable their businesses to thrive.

Scenario

CloudSmartz had strategic plans to further expand its Application Development and Managed IT Services offerings. To achieve this, the company needed to secure additional working capital and to put in place well-structured bridge financing that met its strategic needs. CloudSmartz approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners was able to provide a bridge loan to a multi-million dollar facility for this expanding IT and cloud service provider. Within one week of receiving the required information, US Capital Partners succeeded in closing a subordinate term loan facility for the company. The facility was customized to provide CloudSmartz with the liquidity and flexibility it needed while it refocused the business on its growth strategy.


Braj Bhumi Group Inc. | Term Loan Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Braj Bhumi Group Inc.
Client

A registered California nonprofit, Braj Bhumi Group Inc. is a network of experienced professionals who provide a full range of pro bono financial, management, and strategic services for local and international nonprofits. Braj Bhumi supports a variety of good causes and services for the community, including sustainable farming projects, yoga communities, artistic and cultural events, and the distribution of free food, clothing, and medicine.

Scenario

Braj Bhumi approached US Capital Partners for financing for the acquisition of a property near Sequoia National Park for a sustainable farming, artistic, and yoga community based on traditional “celestial thinking” and deep values-based living. However, this request for financing was more complex than usual because of the involvement of several separate organizations with tax exempt status, coupled with the absence of a personal guarantee.

Solution

Despite these hurdles, US Capital Partners was able to successfully structure and provide a term loan for Braj Bhumi, for the purchase of real estate in Badger, California. US Capital Partners has a long history of backing small businesses and nonprofit organizations in the community through its financial expertise and best-in-class business lending solutions. Its expanding Philanthropic Solutions group delivers expertise and a comprehensive suite of financing and advisory services to help institutions build and sustain their nonprofit missions.


Chellino Crane, Inc. | $500,000 Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Chellino Crane, Inc.
Client

Chellino Crane, Inc. is a crane rental and operating business that services the oil refinery, chemical plant, power plant, and wind farm industries. Headquartered in Joliet, IL and in business for over forty years, the firm provides rental equipment such as hydraulic truck cranes and crawler cranes, together with supporting equipment and experts in the field to support, maintain, and operate its cranes.

Scenario

Chellino Crane was at an inflection point in its growth curve, and had developed a strong pipeline of new projects and opportunities. The enterprise needed bridge financing to acquire additional equipment to meet the needs of its customers and execute on these opportunities. It therefore approached US Capital Partners for term loan financing.

Solution

In less than five days, US Capital Partners was able to provide a $500,000 bridge loan for Chellino Crane. US Capital Partners has a strong track-record of providing best-in-class financing for small to lower middle market businesses with a special focus on speed, structure, and efficiency of execution. US Capital Partners’ Investment Team was able to provide this bridge financing swiftly, so that Chellino Crane could purchase additional equipment as quickly as possible to execute on its new contracts.


SMB Adviser | Growth Equity Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, SMB Adviser
Client

SMB Adviser is a rapidly expanding San Francisco-based publishing and marketing platform for small and medium-sized enterprises. With its unprecedented access to financial service providers for smaller businesses and their research, analysis, and thought leadership, SMB Adviser is able to provide up-to-date, informative, and original content for smaller enterprises. In doing so, SMB Adviser adheres to strict editorial standards of accuracy, independence, and impartiality.

Scenario

The small and lower middle market has been growing rapidly in the United States. This offers tremendous opportunities for SMB Adviser, which provides up-to-date business intelligence specifically for this underserved market, including the latest lending rates and market transaction information under $75 million. However, the business needed growth capital to support the development of its recently launched publishing platform, SMBAdviser.com, and to further expand its range of marketing and business intelligence services.

Solution

With the recent launch of SMB Adviser’s online publishing platform, US Capital Partners decided to support the business through an initial Series A growth equity allocation, with the possibility of follow-on financing as the business continues to expand. This timely seed financing will be used by SMB Adviser to develop and bring to market exciting new products and services for small and medium-sized businesses.


Tora Ventures | $500,000, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Tora Ventures
Client

Based in Calgary, Alberta in Canada, Tora Ventures is a distributor of residential and commercial roofing materials. The company provides a wide variety of goods and materials for all aspects of residential and commercial roofing, including underlayment, waterproofing and insulation, weatherproofing, and drip edge and siding.

Scenario

Tora Ventures was looking for some additional working capital to sustain the growth of its two-year-old business. As an enterprise based in Canada, Tora Ventures was finding it challenging to locate sources of capital domestically. It therefore turned to US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

The investment team at US Capital Partners structured and provided a $100,000 term loan scalable to $500,000 for Tora Ventures. The new debt financing was designed to support the continued expansion of this Canadian distributor of residential and commercial roofing materials.


Capriati Construction Corp. | $3.25 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, Capriati Construction Corp.
Client

Capriati Construction Corp. is one of Southern Nevada’s leading general contractors in the construction industry, with over 30 years of construction experience and a vast portfolio of successfully completed projects. Headquartered in Henderson, NV, the firm provides the construction industry with high-quality services in public works and private construction projects ranging from $1 million to $70 million in value.

Scenario

Capriati Construction was licensed to do business in the states of Nevada, California, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Arizona, South Dakota, Texas, and Colorado. It was in the process of expanding its services to other Midwestern and Western states. With the residential real estate market continuing to improve, Capriati Construction needed additional capital to take advantage of new commercial opportunities in the sector. The firm was therefore seeking working capital and growth capital to expand its private project pipeline.

Solution

US Capital Partners was able to leverage Capriati Construction’s accounts receivable assets to help the business secure a $3.25 million line of credit. This well-structured, timely financing was designed to support the continued expansion of this leading general contractor in the construction industry.


Screen Engine, LLC | $1 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, Screen Engine, LLC
Client

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Screen Engine, LLC is a full-service market research company serving the television and film industries. The firm offers recruited audience test screenings, group studies, material testing, pre-release movie tracking, and other services. Screen Engine focuses its approach across the four screens of media: theatrical movies, television, computer, and mobile.

Scenario

This fast-growing Los Angeles-based company needed to refinance its existing debt, as well as secure additional working capital to support its accelerated expansion. Screen Engine was drawn by US Capital Partners’ capital markets expertise for small businesses experiencing significant growth, and approached the firm for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners structured and advised on a scalable $1 million term loan for Screen Engine, backed principally by the cash flow of the business. US Capital Partners was thereby able to successfully help refinance the firm’s existing debt and provide much-needed capital to support the firm’s accelerated growth.


Valley Respiratory Services, Inc. | $8 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, Valley Respiratory Services, Inc.
Client

Valley Respiratory Services is an Arizona-based provider of best-in-class respiratory products and services. Established in 2006, the business soon grew to 27 employees and two offices in Mesa and Sun City, AZ. It now offers a complete line of respiratory products and services, including licensed respiratory therapists, home respiratory equipment, early intervention and patient education programs, comprehensive patient assessment, and regular respiratory progress visits.

Scenario

This expanding Arizona-based firm in the healthcare equipment and services industry was expanding quickly, both organically and through strategic acquisitions, and it required financing to help facilitate its ongoing growth. In particular, the firm needed to consolidate and refinance its existing debt, as well as to secure additional capital to fund strategic acquisitions. It approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners advised on an $8 million term loan and line of credit for Valley Respiratory Services. Following a detailed financial analysis of the business, US Capital Partners was able to help refinance the firm’s existing lenders and structure an expansive, scalable facility, thereby providing additional availability to fund further growth through strategic acquisitions.


Jersey Mike’s Subs | $1 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Jersey Mike’s Subs
Client

Founded in 1956, Jersey Mike’s Subs is a nationwide restaurant chain headquartered in Manasquan, New Jersey. The brand is known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs and its commitment to exceptional customer service. A 2014 Technomic report ranked Jersey Mike’s in the top five fastest-growing restaurant chains with sales above $200 million. The company currently has 1,300 locations open and under development nationwide.

Scenario

With its compelling brand and strong nationwide appeal, Jersey Mike’s nearly doubled in size over the past three years. One of the company’s existing Florida franchisees was looking to expand the franchise further by opening an additional location, but needed small-business financing to achieve this. The franchisee approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully provided a scalable $1 million facility backed by the US Small Business Administration for this Florida-based franchisee. Despite the small size of the franchisee’s business, US Capital Partners was able to put in place SBA-guaranteed financing for the enterprise after analyzing its cash flows, examining the principals’ individual financial statements, and evaluating the growth projections of the new location.


Australian Digital Media Company | $2.5 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Australian Digital Media Company
Client

Located in Australia, this digital media and marketing company is a privately owned business that forms part of a global group. The company specializes in enabling web and mobile publishers to increase their audiences and monetize their content.

Scenario

In the fast-growing digital media and technology sector, Australia has been experiencing an explosion of demand for content and applications, as consumers continue to seek out “smart experiences” in the most affordable and immediate ways. As such, the company had been expanding rapidly and now needed a more suitable financing structure to support its ongoing growth. However, it is generally challenging for most lenders in the United States to refinance a company located in Australia, let alone a service business abroad.

Solution

Despite the obvious challenges, US Capital Partners further expanded the reach of its Capital Markets division into emerging markets by successfully structuring and providing a $2.5 million accounts receivable line of credit for this Australian digital media business. US Capital Partners was able to leverage the receivables of the company to provide optimal, well-structured refinancing that met the client’s strategic needs.


Bushman Organic Farms, Inc. | $5 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Bushman
Client

Bushman Organic Farms, Inc. (“Bushman Organics”) is a privately owned company located in Fort Atkinson, Iowa that specializes in manufacturing and distributing organic soy products for the poultry and dairy industries. The company has 20+ years of experience in organic farming, marketing, and distribution. Bushman Organics markets its quality organic feeds throughout the United States and Canada.

Scenario

With demand for quality organic products rising sharply across the United States and Canada, Bushman Organics was poised for expansion. To support its growth plans, the company needed to put in place a more suitable financing structure for the business and to secure additional working capital to purchase inventory. This was no easy feat because of the structure of the business, which included 27 other subsidiary and related companies.

Solution

After looking at this transaction from a global perspective and analyzing the 27 other entities owned by the principal, US Capital Partners successfully provided a $5 million accounts receivable and inventory line of credit for Bushman Organics. The line of credit, designed to meet the client’s strategic needs, was scalable as Bushman Organics continues to grow through acquisition or organic expansion. The client was very satisfied with the result.


World of Beer | $1.5 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, World Of Beer
Client

World of Beer is a rapidly expanding franchise of craft beer bars with over 250 locations nationwide. Founded in 2007 in Tampa, Florida, World of Beer offers over 500 craft brews from more than 40 different countries. The love for craft beer and a passion for creating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere remain the chain’s founding philosophy, with constant innovations to widen appeal.

Scenario

World of Beer required new debt financing to open additional locations in North Carolina, while also providing liquidity to renovate the current franchise locations of the company. The business approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully provided a $1.5 million term loan to support the ongoing growth of this rapidly expanding nationwide chain of beer taverns. US Capital Partners was able to leverage the current assets of the business and evaluate the growth projections of the new locations in structuring and providing this financing for the business.


November Research | $1.5 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, november Research
Client

Headquartered in Oakland, CA, November Research Group, LLC (“November Research”) is a global leader in drug safety and pharmacovigilance solutions. The firm provides a complete spectrum of software and services in pharmacovigilance to the pharmaceutical and life science industry. Its services include drug safety business process transformation, solution selection, system implementation and upgrade, custom software development, and post-implementation support.

Scenario

In the previous year, the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health had selected November Research’s PRIMO software platform as the product vigilance software solution to replace its aging MAUDE system. November Research had also launched an aggressive campaign to expand its products and services into the Japanese market. The business was at an inflection point in its development and required additional capital to take advantage of upcoming new growth opportunities.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully structured and provided a $1 million line of credit together with a $500,000 term loan for the company. This new debt financing was specifically designed to support November Research’s ongoing domestic and international expansion, as the firm moves into the next phase of its business growth.


Business Holding Company | $10 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Buisness Holding Company
Client

Headquartered in the Northeast United States, this enterprise is a diversified business holding company for promising high-growth enterprises. It has a number of operating subsidiaries, including a service provider and two component manufacturers for the aerospace industry.

Scenario

The holding company required additional debt financing for general business purposes and to provide liquidity for new strategic targeted equity investments. However, the holding company’s operating subsidiaries already had maximum leverage, and any additional leverage in those businesses would trip existing loan covenants. The company therefore turned to US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners was able to use the holding company’s stock as collateral for additional leverage. This allowed US Capital Partners to provide $10 million in additional term loan financing for the holding company, while the company’s existing operating subsidiaries remained fully in compliance with their respective loan terms. In addition, the new debt financing was specifically designed to scale as the holding company continues to expand through further acquisition or organic growth.


Tectura Corporation | $21 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, Global Tech
Client

Tectura Corporation is a leading technology services firm that provides consulting and system implementation products and services to businesses worldwide. The company is a Microsoft Dynamics partner, and is the leading Microsoft ERP and CRM provider in most markets that it serves. Founded in 2001, Tectura Corporation is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, and has offices in more than 20 countries.

Scenario

Tectura Corporation, which owns subsidiaries around the world, was looking to refinance its business. The firm initially engaged US Capital Partners to underwrite a multi-million dollar refinancing of its debt structure.

Solution

Upon US Capital Partners’ diligence of the company, both parties came to the conclusion that the best route for Tectura Corporation was to proceed with the sale of its North American Microsoft Dynamics business. US Capital Partners’ financial advisory services culminated in the $21 million sale to UXC Eclipse of Tectura (USA) LLC, Tectura (AES) LLC, and Tectura (Canada East) Limited, three wholly owned subsidiaries of Tectura Corporation. As a leading provider of intelligent business solutions, UXC Eclipse recognized the synergy between the two organizations, and entered into an agreement to acquire these North American subsidiaries.


Naviss, LLC | $3.2 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Naviss, LLC
Client

Naviss, LLC is a leading nationwide provider of vehicle service contracts. Its vehicle protection plans safeguard customers from costly repairs, above and beyond manufacturers’ standard auto warranties. The company’s goal is to provide the best available vehicle coverage for customers at affordable prices. To that end, Naviss offers a variety of plans that fit most vehicles and budgets. These protection plans cover the cost of repairs, parts, labor, and sales tax for repairs.

Scenario

Naviss was at a very exciting stage in its growth, with strategic plans to increase the range of services it offers to customers across the United States. The company planned to provide customers with more flexible payment options and additional benefits. Some of these benefits included free roadside assistance, paint less dent repair, wheel and tire protection, oil change packages, and guaranteed auto protection. Naviss approached US Capital Partners for growth capital to help finance these initiatives.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully structured and provided a $3.2 million growth-capital term loan for this expanding nationwide enterprise. US Capital Partners was able to provide this funding by completing an objective third-party analysis and evaluation of the assets of Naviss, the historical financial performance of the business, and the company’s growth potential and ability to overcome the risks related to the warranty industry and to a business focused on direct sales to consumers.


AdJuggler, Inc. | $1.25 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Ad Juggler, Inc
Client

AdJuggler, Inc. is a privately held software-as-a-service company that operates in the online advertising sector. The company offers an exchange media program that helps advertisers and publishers meet in a bidding marketplace, as well as an advertising management program that allows users to store campaigns and product management data in the firm’s cloud storage database. AdJuggler serves more than 190 companies worldwide, and has nearly 70 million unique users each month.

Scenario

AdJuggler required additional working capital to support its ongoing growth. In particular, the management team was searching for a new, flexible lending partner that understood and appreciated AdJuggler’s business model and the unique elements of the industry the firm serves. AdJuggler therefore approached US Capital Partners for help in securing flexible and scalable financing.

Solution

Many traditional bank lenders lack the expertise and experience to fund certain specialized enterprises, such as online advertising and software-as-a-service companies. They are therefore able to offer only limited financing flexibility. By contrast, US Capital Partners was able to successfully provide a flexible and scalable $1.25 million credit facility for this promising hyper-growth enterprise.


Tandon Digital, Inc. | $2 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Tandon Digital, Inc
Client

Tandon Digital, Inc. is the holding company of SDJ Technologies (“SDJ”), a leading innovator, developer, and manufacturer of high-performance flash and other memory storage products. Headquartered in Simi Valley, CA, SDJ distributes memory storage products to a variety of commercial customers. SDJ distributes these products under the brand name Monster Digital®, a trademark licensed from Monster, Inc., a world leader in the manufacturing of high-performance headphones, connectivity solutions, and consumer electronics accessories.

Scenario

Monster Digital® products are recognized for their high-performance, superior quality, and reliability. As a result, SDJ was experiencing explosive growth and needed a working capital line of credit to help meet demand for its Monster Digital® products from customers such as Fry’s Electronics, Rite Aid, and Staples. The new facility, if it could be secured, would provide the additional working capital the company needs to expand its distribution channels.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully provided a $2 million credit facility for Tandon Digital, to support SDJ’s rapid growth. US Capital Partners always looks carefully at all aspects of a business to provide intelligently structured, custom financing that meets the specific needs of its clients. In this case, the firm structured and provided a $2 million accounts receivable line of credit for Tandon Digital, designed to drive revenue growth for the upcoming holiday season and help SDJ surpass its projections this year and over the coming years.


ClickXChange, LLC | $1.75 Million, Acquisition Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Click X Change.
Client

ClickXChange, LLC was formed as a holding company for the strategic acquisition of ClickXChange, a leading performance-based online affiliate and direct marketing services provider based in Encino, CA. Through its proprietary websites, ClickXChange generates thousands of organic leads each day in multiple verticals. The business estimates that it reaches 50 million unique consumers each month through its ClickXChange network.

Scenario

The holding company needed to secure financing to be able to acquire ClickXChange’s lead-generation business and its coupon marketing group, and also to provide additional working capital to expand the ClickXChange business by entering new markets. While ClickXChange represented a highly attractive acquisition target, there were risks associated with the acquisition and with the changes to management in a business focused on new-growth areas in the tech industry.

Solution

US Capital Partners structured and provided $1.75 million in acquisition financing for ClickXChange, LLC. The new financing was made up of a $750,000 accounts receivable line of credit and a $1 million term loan for the acquisition of the two strategic targets. US Capital Partners was able to identify and mitigate the risks associated with the acquisition. This allowed US Capital Partners to successfully provide acquisition capital in an industry that is otherwise difficult to finance.


Advanced Health Sciences, Inc. | $750,000, Follow-On Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Advanced Health Sciences, Inc.
Client

Advanced Health Sciences, Inc. (“AHS”) is an innovative and expanding Florida-based health care research and technology group. Its team of researchers, biochemists, and molecular biologists develop next-generation products for specific targeted health concerns. All AHS products are manufactured in an FDA and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility in the United States to ensure outstanding quality.

Scenario

US Capital Partners had previously provided an accounts receivable and inventory line of credit scalable to $1 million for AHS’s sister company, Ramard, Inc. Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL, Ramard is an expanding developer of high-quality equine and canine nutraceutical health care products. Following this successful financing, the group returned to US Capital Partners for additional financing to support AHS’s growth.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully structured and provided a $750,000 growth capital term loan for AHS. The new financing allows AHS to bring a range of new cutting-edge natural health care products to market, including a varicose vein product, a migraine product, a respiratory product for sufferers of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and a digestive product to battle Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and diverticulitis.


Hans Drake International Corporation | $5 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Hans Drake
Client

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Hans Drake International Corporation (“Hans Drake”) is a leading producer and distributor of nutritional products for enhanced workout performance and weight loss. The company produces a growing range of quality branded product lines, including its own clinically tested weight management compound, pre-workout drink, sugar free creatine powder, and weight loss supplement.

Scenario

Hans Drake had been experiencing increased demand for its product lines from new domestic and international retailers and distributors. The company needed intelligently structured, scalable financing designed specifically to help the company increase its inventory and fulfill new orders. But with a hundred percent of the firm’s receivables with a single customer in Australia, this represented a challenging situation for most traditional lenders.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully provided a $1.5 million accounts receivable line of credit scalable to $5 million for Hans Drake. Despite concentration risk combined with foreign customer risk, US Capital Partners was able to provide a scalable line of credit that not only leveraged Hans Drake’s foreign receivables but also secured the line for receivables expected to be generated through new US customers. Importantly, US Capital Partners was able to design a debt facility that did not require a personal guarantee.


Oilfield Services Company | $4.6 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Oilfield Servcies
Client

This expanding firm aims to provide best-in-class services for oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Rocky Mountains. The firm’s wide range of services include the completion of oil and gas wells, well maintenance and workovers, and the provision of specialized equipment required to service wells.

Scenario

The company’s management team, which has extensive experience in the oil and gas well services sector, was looking to purchase machinery and equipment to begin operations. The firm also needed financing to support its growing working capital needs during the early stages of operation. The company turned to US Capital Partners for assistance in structuring, underwriting, and providing optimal debt financing.

Solution

US Capital Partners structured and provided a $4.6 million machinery and equipment term loan for this promising oilfield services firm, thereby further extending its financing record within the energy industry. US Capital Partners not only successfully provided funding for the company but also securitized machinery and equipment only, thereby leaving other assets available for leverage.


Importer of Premium Fish Oils | $750,000, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, ICELAND
Client

Headquartered in New York City, this expanding firm imports and distributes pharmaceutical-grade omega-3 and other high-quality, 100% natural fish oils for wholesale and retail distribution throughout the United States, with sales primarily to pharmaceutical companies and health product retailers. The company also supplies soft-gel caplets and joint creams as finished products.

Scenario

The company had been expanding quickly, both in terms of the range of high-quality, branded products it was distributing as well as the reach of its products across the United States. The firm approached US Capital Partners for financing to increase its inventory levels and support its growing working capital needs.

Solution

US Capital Partners provided a $750,000 scalable accounts receivable and inventory line of credit for this expanding importer and authorized distributor. This was possible through an objective third-party analysis and evaluation of the company’s inventory, the historical financial performance of the company, the experience of its management team, the credit of its customers, and the growth potential of the business. Importantly, US Capital Partners was able to design a debt facility that did not require a personal guarantee.


Chantilly BioPharma, LLC | Multi-Million Dollar Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, cbl
Client

Chantilly BioPharma, LLC is a growing, early-stage Virginia-based specialty pharmaceutical company. The company develops, manufactures, and markets generic pharma¬ceuticals and controlled substances using oral drug delivery techniques, including taste masking and controlled release platforms. Chantilly BioPharma holds over 50 issued and 11 pending US patents and over 100 international patents and applications that cover its unique drug delivery methods.

Scenario

Chantilly BioPharma had been developing, manufacturing, licensing, and marketing proprietary technologies and products for a wide range of pharmaceuticals. As a result, the company was expanding its business in both the retail and non-retail segments. It needed financing for capital expenditure and to support its growing working capital needs, and approached US Capital Partners for help.

Solution

US Capital Partners structured and provided custom multi-million dollar term loan financing for the company. US Capital Partners was also able to expedite the timeline to close upon completion of its appraisal report on the business. In providing this expansive and optimal financing for Chantilly BioPharma, US Capital Partners helped ensure the company’s continued business growth.


OSW Equipment & Repair, Inc. | $1.4 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, OSW
Client

Headquartered in the Greater Seattle Area, Washington, OSW Equipment & Repair, Inc. manufactures and repairs products for the construction, transportation, and mining industries. The company focuses on a variety of products from environmental goods to keep waterways clean to dump trucks, dump trailers, concrete container boxes, water tanks, flatbeds, and jobsite offices. The company also sells and leases its equipment.

Scenario

OSW Equipment & Repair was locked in an inappropriate financing structure with Union Bank, through a note that Union Bank had previously acquired from Frontier Bank—a bank taken over by the FDIC. The company needed to retire its existing loan with Union Bank, and then also to secure additional working capital to support its ongoing growth.

Solution

Acting on behalf of OSW Equipment & Repair, US Capital Partners successfully negotiated a favorable payoff with Union Bank. US Capital Partners then brought in two co-lenders to provide a well-structured, scalable facility for the company, which comprised an accounts receivable line of credit and a machinery and equipment term loan. US Capital Partners, the lender of record on this new financing, co-invested in a senior subordinated position to provide OSW Equipment & Repair with an overall loan facility of $1.4 million.


Industrial Minerals Company | Multi-Million Dollar Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Mineral Mining
Client

This expanding, privately held corporation is engaged in the mining, processing, marketing, and distribution of commercial-grade minerals in North America. The company sells its various standard grades and custom blends of minerals to customers throughout the West, Midwest, and Canada.

Scenario

The company had strategic plans to expand its processing capabilities and take advantage of new market opportunities, not only in the United States but also in Asia. It needed new financing to pay down a seller note and support its growing working capital needs. It approached US Capital Partners for a scalable accounts receivable line of credit and an equipment term loan.

Solution

US Capital Partners provided an initial multi-million dollar accounts receivable line of credit for the business. The new financing by US Capital Partners was used to support the corporation’s growing working capital needs and help finance a management buyout. US Capital Partners looks forward to providing additional financing to further support the company’s growth.


Speculative Product Design, Inc. | $4.5 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Speck
Client

Speculative Product Design, Inc. ("Speck") is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic accessories. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Speck is best-known for creating refreshing designs that offer quality, thoughtful features, and distinctive style. Its line of products can be found worldwide at Apple retail stores and at most major electronics dealers.

Scenario

Speck wanted to capitalize on upcoming commercial growth opportunities, but needed financing that was affordable and intelligently structured. Speck's lender was deleveraging the inventory financing available to the company and was unable to provide additional funds. Speck was therefore looking to refinance its line of credit and increase its borrowing availability, to support the company's continued domestic and international growth.

Solution

Serving as lead arranger, US Capital Partners was able to arrange a $4.5 million senior secured credit facility for Speck. The credit facility served to refinance Speck's previous line of credit, and included an inventory revolver and an AR line of credit for both domestic and international assets. Working with its many affiliates, US Capital Partners successfully structured and arranged an optimal financing arrangement for Speck.


Orient Direct, Inc. | $850,000, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Orient Direct
Client

Established in 1993, Orient Direct, Inc. is an innovative California-based electronics design and development firm. The company offers cutting-edge, turnkey electronics product engineering, design, and production—especially in the audio, video, and voice conferencing space. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, the company is located in the heart of the tech industry in Silicon Valley.

Scenario

With access to an enviable level of talent for engineering, development, and industrial design, as well as advance knowledge of new hardware developments, Orient Direct was expanding. However, the company needed additional working capital to build inventory to meet increased customer orders and implement new marketing initiatives. It therefore approached US Capital Partners to place a term loan facility.

Solution

US Capital Partners provided almost $1 million in working and growth capital for this expanding Silicon Valley business. Orient Direct used this timely financing to increase its inventory, meet its rising working capital needs, and support its ongoing expansion.


Non-Profit Social Enterprise | Multi-Million Dollar Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners
Client

Established in 2009, this Florida-based non-profit social enterprise seeks to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities, including service disabled veterans and people who are deaf, visually impaired, or have a physical or mental disability. The company provides drug and alcohol testing equipment to over 200 institutions and state agencies, designing products to meet a wide variety of specification needs.

Scenario

In 2011, the largest manufacturer and supplier of this non-profit social enterprise was acquired by a private company. After the acquisition, the private company donated the entire manufacturing business to the non-profit. This resulted in one of the largest partnerships between a for-profit and a non-profit, with this Florida-based social enterprise poised to become a major manufacturer of drug testing equipment. To support its current and future working capital needs, the non-profit needed to place a scalable accounts receivable line of credit.

Solution

One hundred percent of the non-profit’s receivables were with government agencies, with all payments received through a single government entity. The situation was problematic for most traditional lenders—because of the non-profit structure of the enterprise, the concentration of receivables, and the government account debtors. Nonetheless, US Capital Partners was able to structure and provide a multi-million dollar revolver to support the company’s continued growth.


Developer of Music Vibrators | $6 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Developer of Music Vibrators
Client

Founded in 2006, this expanding enterprise develops, markets, and sells an innovative range of personal massagers and fully customizable self-pleasure devices. The company is the creator of a music-driven pleasure product that allows users to feel the music by connecting to their smartphone or other music player. The company’s website allows users to anonymously share playlists and experiences.

Scenario

With sales ready to escalate following TV celebrity endorsements and the company’s home-party business model, this expanding firm required additional working capital to support its current and future inventory needs. The challenge was that the company’s ratio of inventory to accounts receivable was “upside down.” Companies with significantly higher inventory than accounts receivable are generally declined by traditional lenders.

Solution

Inventory and accounts receivable lenders will usually advance financing principally on accounts receivable, and only modestly on inventory based on trailing sales, this being an indicator of inventory credit strength for inventory advances. US Capital Partners is one of the very few lenders in the marketplace that can close a deal where the ratio of inventory to accounts receivable is “upside down.” In this case, US Capital Partners provided an accounts receivable line of credit scalable to $5 million for the firm, together with a $1 million inventory line of credit.


Laser Engineering, Inc. | $6 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Laser Engineering, Inc.
Client

Founded in 1981, Laser Engineering is an innovative US manufacturer of advanced laser technology. The company designs, manufactures, sells, and services the LEI Ultra MD™ CO2 laser system and a complete line of accessories for multi-specialty use in neurosurgery, spinal surgery, ENT, gynecology, urology, and other disciplines. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Laser Engineering is a privately held company with over twenty years of surgical laser experience.

Scenario

Laser Engineering had recently received FDA clearance for its new proprietary flexible fiber (UltraLase CO2 Fiber), which can be used with most CO2 lasers and offers unmatched precision in surgery. Based on rising market demand for its newly released FDA-approved product, Laser Engineering recognized the need to increase working capital to meet increased customer orders. The company therefore approached US Capital Partners to place a scalable accounts receivable line of credit.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully structured and provided a $6 million multi-tranche credit facility for Laser Engineering. This comprised a $1 million bridge financing round, followed by a $5 million accounts receivable line of credit. The initial bridge financing was designed to support Laser Engineering’s working capital needs as the company continues to scale. The new, expansive credit facility allowed the company to pursue its strategic growth initiatives while increasing manufacturing capacity and production of its new product line.


Imaging Solutions Company | $5 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Imaging Solutions
Client

Since 1989, this expanding Ohio-based business had been successfully acquiring and integrating well-managed office and wide-format imaging technology solutions companies that are leaders in their local markets across North America. The company’s three main business lines include printing equipment maintenance and service, printer equipment leasing with third-party financing, and sales of printers, scanners, copiers, and other imaging equipment.

Scenario

Through its strategic acquisitions, the company had grown to become one of the largest value-added resellers in the market. The business needed a financing structure that would allow it to keep growing while servicing its existing debt. It had plans to make further strategic acquisitions, but needed funding to refinance its existing debt and to support its current and future working capital and growth capital needs.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully structured and provided a $5 million credit facility for this expanding business in the North American imaging industry. This consisted of a $1 million accounts receivable line of credit and a $4 million growth-capital term loan. The new financing package allowed the company to service its existing debt while continuing to take full advantage of upcoming strategic growth opportunities in its sector.


MZF-Bayer, Inc. | $915,000, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, MZF-Bayer, Inc.
Client

MZF-Bayer, Inc. is a growing California-based business in the automotive transmission systems industry. The company is an authorized agent of the German engineering company ZF Friedrichshafen AG and provides Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Land Rover, and Jaguar transmissions built to factory specifications. Headquartered in Burlingame, CA, the company offers the highest quality parts and service available in the business.


Scenario

MZF-Bayer now had nearly forty years of experience servicing, repairing, and rebuilding best-in-class automotive transmissions. The company was growing, but needed to refinance existing debt and secure working capital to support its current and future needs. MZF-Bayer approached US Capital Partners initially to refinance a seller note for $500,000.

Solution

US Capital Partners secured a $915,000 term loan for this growing California-based automotive business. US Capital Partners was able to refinance not only the seller note but also other high-cost debt at a low interest rate and longer amortization, thereby improving MZF-Bayer’s cash flow and positioning the company for further growth.


Oilfield Services Firm | $22 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Oilfields
Client

Headquartered in Oklahoma, this growing oilfield services firm provides work-overs and construction for oil and gas wells, completions, acid services roustabouts, equipment transportation services, and water services. Operating in several locations in the US, the company has monthly sales in excess of $3.5 million and employs hundreds of talented workers dedicated to the company’s goal of being the best service business in the industry.


Scenario

This expanding business needed additional financing to support a management buyout and provide working capital for growth. The company approached US Capital Partners on account of US Capital Partners’ flexibility and ability to structure complex transactions in a short window of time.

Solution

US Capital Partners looks at every aspect of a business to design optimal and custom financing solutions for all its clients. In this case, US Capital Partners negotiated with the company’s current lender to increase availability on its existing line of credit. Upon procuring an audit and appraisal of the company, US Capital Partners was able to structure and provide an expansive financing package for the business, which comprised a $5 million accounts receivable line of credit, a $5 million bridge term loan, and a $12 million machinery and equipment term loan.


Ramard, Inc. | $1 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Ramard, Inc.
Client

Founded in 2007, Ramard is an expanding developer and distributor of high-quality nutraceutical health care products for animals and humans. Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL, the company develops and distributes its own line of quality equine, canine, feline, and human FDA-approved health care products.


Scenario

Ramard had established itself as a brand name for joint and digestive equine products used by leading trainers for nine different national Olympic equestrian teams, Triple Crown contenders, top show horses, and veterinary clinics worldwide. The company was expanding its operations, and needed additional working capital to support its current and future inventory needs.

Solution

US Capital Partners provided a $300,000 accounts receivable and inventory line of credit that is scalable to $1 million for Ramard. US Capital Partners looks at every aspect of a business to design optimal and custom financing solutions for all its clients. In this case, US Capital Partners arranged a scalable line of credit for the company, but also began exploring the possibility of an additional growth-capital term loan for the business.


Seesmart, Inc. | $1.5 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, See Smart
Client

Seesmart develops and manufactures its own collection of high-quality, energy-saving LED lighting products. Headquartered in Simi Valley, California, the company delivers its products through an international network of authorized dealers and distributors. Customers include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, retail stores, lighting supply companies, schools, industrial manufacturers, and homeowners.


Scenario

Seesmart had experienced several years of strong growth. The company now required additional financing to support its continued expansion. Without sufficient working capital, Seesmart was unable to meet increased demand for its energy-efficient LED lighting products, and was incurring additional costs in order to meet customer deadlines.

Solution

To support the company’s ongoing expansion, US Capital Partners successfully put in place a scalable $1.5 million accounts receivable line of credit for Seesmart. With this new facility, Seesmart was able to increase its annual rate of growth still further, while significantly reducing its operating costs.


Mesa Pharmacy, Inc. | $2 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Masa Pharmacy
Client

Mesa Pharmacy is a growing California-based pharmaceutical compound manufacturer. Headquartered in Irvine, the company is a wholly owned operating subsidiary of Pharmacy Development Corp., established in 2007 to develop an alternative to typical oral medication for pain management.

Scenario

Working with California-based physicians for industrial pain management, Mesa Pharmacy had successfully formulated prescription-strength topical medication as an alternative to commonly used oral medications. The company was ready to take its products to market but was locked in an inappropriate financing structure, which was hindering its growth. It needed to retire existing senior debt and locate additional working capital for expansion and market entry.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully arranged $2 million in financing for Mesa Pharmacy through a sale of its medical receivables within the California workers’ compensation industry. US Capital Partners’ innovative and pragmatic underwriting solutions and its in-depth understanding of medical receivables allowed Mesa Pharmacy to retire its existing senior debt and secure the working capital it needed to fund growth.


Bicycle Designer and Distributor | $3 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Masa Pharmacy
Client

Headquartered in California, the company designs and distributes bicycle components and accessories throughout the United States and abroad. Its products include custom wheels, high-quality suspension designs, bicycle forks, and carbon frames. The company also offers a wide range of clothing, accessories, and branded goods. It distributes its award-winning products directly to independent bike retailers and through an international network of wholesale distributors.


Scenario

This California-based business needed additional working capital to support its rapid domestic and international expansion. It approached US Capital Partners to place a scalable accounts receivable and inventory line of credit to support its growing working capital needs.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully secured a scalable $2 million line of credit for this leading bicycle designer and distributor, together with an additional $1 million term loan to fund growth. The new financing provided the company with the working capital it needed to expand into foreign markets and pursue its domestic growth plans.


WebXU, Inc. | Financing by Breakwater

USCP, US Capital Partners, Web XU, Inc.
Client

WebXU, Inc. (OTC.BB: WBXU.OB) is an innovative and growing Internet media company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. The company owns and operates a network of branded consumer websites and online businesses. Through its network of web properties, WebXU connects consumers with higher education, financial services, insurance, electronics, and other offerings.

Scenario

WebXU had been expanding rapidly through a number of strategic and carefully planned business acquisitions. The company needed additional financing to support its growth initiatives. Following its successful acquisition of Lot 6 Media, LLC, WebXU approached US Capital Partners for a bridge loan and for growth capital financing.

Solution

Breakwater Investment Management, LLC (“Breakwater”) provided senior secured bridge financing for this expanding Internet media company out of its Breakwater Structured Growth Opportunities Fund, while also structuring the possibility for an additional tranche of capital for the company’s future growth needs. Breakwater is a private investment firm that specializes in direct investments in small to lower middle market growth businesses.


Electronic Polymers Newco, Inc. | $700,000, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Polymers
Client

Founded in 2000 and located in Round Rock, Texas, Electronic Polymers Newco, Inc. develops low-cost polymerized materials and voltage suppressors for today’s powerful smart phones, automotive electronics, and other applications with high electronic content. The company’s new technology for controlling the negative effects of electrostatic discharge on sensitive electronic components helps resolve an issue that has been estimated to cost the global electronics industry as much as $84 billion in annual product losses.

Scenario

Electronic Polymers Newco was at an exciting stage in its development. It had pioneered a new technology at a lower cost, profile, and footprint than competing products. The time had come for the company to move from an R&D facility to a manufacturing facility, and it approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

Although Electronic Polymers Newco was a pre-revenue business, US Capital Partners was able to arrange a $700,000 machinery and equipment term loan to support the next stage of the company’s growth. US Capital Partners’ in-depth understanding of Electronic Polymers Newco’s fixed assets, its business model, and the potential market helped counterbalance the lack of cash flow and debt service in the business at this early stage in its history. By securing sufficient financing for this pioneer in the electronics industry, US Capital Partners was able to help it commercialize its new technology.


Green Parts International, Inc. | $2.4 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Green Parts
Client

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Green Parts International, Inc. (GNPT.PK) is a recycler of automobiles and appliances. By utilizing state of the art recycling equipment, Green Parts salvages and reclaims raw materials, such as steel, aluminum, and copper. The company supplies its raw materials and parts to manufactures in the United States, China, Korea, and India.

Scenario

Green Parts International's "green" approach to total recycling not only helps the environment, but also offers tremendous profit potential. The company was expanding, but was locked in an inappropriate financing structure. It approached US Capital Partners for help to refinance existing business debt and fund its growing working capital needs.

Solution

US Capital Partners arranged a $2.4 million term loan for Green Parts International, which was secured by the company's real estate and equipment. By creating an optimal financing structure for Green Parts International that appreciated the company's unencumbered collateral and real estate, US Capital Partners was able to maximize availability for this expanding Atlanta-based business.


Leader in Concrete and Asphalt Paving | $500,000, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Concrete and Asphalt Paving
Client

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, this growing company specializes in concrete and asphalt paving construction and repairs. The company provides street and parking lot paving for various Dallas area municipalities and private clients. Its services also include recycled paving and repair, asphalt overlays, sidewalk and curb repairs, and seal coat and striping.

Scenario

Like many smaller businesses, the company was being hampered by a lack of sufficient working capital. In particular, it needed additional liquidity to pay off trade payables and current debt with other lenders. Businesses cannot run effectively without an adequate supply of working capital, and the company therefore approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

Following a careful analysis of the business and an appraisal of its collateral, US Capital Partners successfully provided a $500,000 equipment term loan for the company. This supplied the company with the working capital needed to pay down current debt and continue growing the business.


Developer of Baby Care Products | $1,000,000, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, baby care products
Client

Established eight years ago, this California company creates, markets, and distributes fashionable baby care and parenting products, including luxury blankets, burping cloths, bibs, and hooded towels. The company distributes its products to over 60 countries internationally.

Scenario

Like many smaller businesses, this developer of baby care products was expanding but was locked in an inappropriate financing structure with a commercial bank. This hindered its growth by preventing it from being able to fund new marketing and sales initiatives. The company needed to refinance its current debt with the bank and secure a more expansive line of credit to meet its growing working capital needs.

Solution

By carefully analyzing the value of the company as a going concern, as well as the principal’s net worth, US Capital Partners was able to successfully refinance the company by securing a $1 million revolving line of credit and term loan for the business. This provided the company with the financing it needed to expand its operations and grow its domestic and international distribution.


Morgan Drexen, Inc. | $2 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Morgan Drexen
Client

Headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, Morgan Drexen provides integrated support systems to US law firms by providing paralegal and automated administrative support. The firm offers a wide range of legal support services in diverse areas that include personal bankruptcy, debt settlement, personal injury, and mass tort litigation.

Scenario

Morgan Drexen was providing its services to over 50 law firms nationally, and was expanding. It needed a scalable line of credit to support its growing working capital needs, and approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

Serving as lead arranger, US Capital Partners secured a $2 million accounts receivable line of credit for the company, to support its ongoing growth. US Capital Partners looks at every aspect of a business to design optimal and custom financing solutions for its clients. Often, it is able to increase availability through the discovery of credit enhancers and ways to mitigate credit risks.


Model Home Interiors, Inc. | $500,000, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Model Home Interiors
Client

Headquartered in Elkridge, Maryland, Model Home Interiors, Inc. is a leading designer and decorator of award-winning model homes. For 30 years, the company has been delivering its outstanding model homes to builders and developers all over the east coast. The company combines its talent for design and its niche for marketing to produce stunning interiors for its clients.

Scenario

The business of Model Home Interiors was expanding, and the company needed a scalable line of credit to support its growing working capital needs. However, commercial banks had pulled out of the construction industry, and were declining businesses even with good financial performance. Model Home Interiors therefore approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners always examines transactions on a case-by-case basis, which allows it to fund transactions outside the "bankable box." Through its collateral report on Model Home Interiors, US Capital Partners was able to highlight the receivables eligible for financing, and then to secure a $500,000 accounts receivable line of credit for Model Home Interiors. This will be used primarily to support the company’s ongoing expansion.


International Laboratory Services Firm | $5 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Laboratory
Client

Founded in 1996, this expanding laboratory services firm provides clinical diagnostic testing services to thousands of clients in the US and abroad. A leader in the medical testing field, the company employs the latest innovations and techniques, with the objective of being the laboratory of choice for high quality, reliable diagnostic testing.

Scenario

The business of this international firm was expanding, with possible acquisition opportunities on the horizon. Like many smaller businesses, however, the company was locked in an inappropriate small and fixed financing structure, with limited availability and scope for growth. The company had a federal tax lien and payment plan that made the deal unattractive to commercial banks. The strict regulations surrounding its industry also rendered traditional "lock-box" arrangements impractical, adding still a further layer of complexity to the situation.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully secured $5 million in financing for the company, 30% more than the company’s previous facility. This financing comprised a $4 million accounts receivable line of credit and a $1 million term loan to fund growing working capital needs and support expansion. Not only was US Capital Partners able to secure scalable financing for this client, but it also removed the standard lock-box provisions usually required for a multi-million dollar line of credit of this type.


Leading Technology and Services Firm | $4 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Technology Services
Client

This technology and services firm is the leading global provider of financial, legal, and corporate information management solutions that deliver secure technology and best-practice services to organizations worldwide. The company's products and services assist in the collection, management, and delivery of critical business information that enable informed decision making. Clients of the company include leading financial institutions, law firms, government entities, corporate departments, and Fortune 1000 companies across multiple industries.

Scenario

This leading international business required additional growth capital to expand its product offerings. It therefore turned to US Capital Partners, with the aim of securing an expansive line of credit to support its growth needs. US Capital Partners seeks always to find optimal financing solutions for its clients, whatever their financing needs.

Solution

Serving as lead arranger, US Capital Partners secured a $4 million revolving line of credit for the company. US Capital Partners was able to efficiently arrange this financing through its in-depth understanding of its client's structure and business model. US Capital Partners' non-formulaic approach and analysis of the financial performance, management team experience, credit of customers, and growth potential of the business were critical in successfully arranging this new facility.


Butler-Johnson Corporation | $7.75 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Butler Johnson
Client

Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Butler-Johnson Corporation ("BJC") is a wholesale distributor of quality branded flooring, countertops, tile, natural stone, and other interior surfacing products. The company sells primarily to retailers, small manufacturers, and fabricators in the Northern California and Northwestern Nevada region. Established in 1960, the company is an exclusive distributor for DuPont and Mannington Mills in Northern California.

Scenario

BJC wished to take full advantage of upcoming commercial opportunities for expansion, but like many small businesses, the company was locked in an inappropriate financing structure that was hampering growth. Hoping to refinance an existing line of credit, as well as to secure additional working capital to support expansion, BJC approached US Capital Partners for assistance.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully arranged a $7 million line of credit for BJC, as well as a $750,000 new term loan to fund further growth. Serving as lead arranger, US Capital Partners achieved this by helping to refinance BJC's accounts receivable and inventory line of credit facility and increasing its accounts receivable and inventory line of credit availability. The $7.75 million in financing arranged by US Capital Partners was specifically designed to support BJC's plans for ongoing expansion.


Optimus EMR™, Inc. | Multi-Million Dollar Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Optimus
Client

Optimus EMR™, Inc. ("Optimus") is a leading provider of clinical content and electronic medical records software. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Irvine, CA, the company is leading the transformation of electronic medical records, point-of-care data collection, workflow automation, and full implementation partnership for post-acute care. Optimus offers the Optimus EMR system, the most advanced electronic health record system for the post-acute care market.

Scenario

Having developed outstanding clinical and EMR software solutions, Optimus needed further financing to support its expansion plans. Additional growth capital would allow the company to market its products more aggressively across the US, with the aim of gaining significant market share in its growing industry. The company was also looking to refinance its existing working capital line of credit, and turned to US Capital Partners for help.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully secured a new multi-million dollar credit facility for Optimus. The new facility served to refinance the company's existing line of credit and to support its expansion plans. Part of the new financing was provided by Breakwater Investment Management, LLC, a private investment firm that specializes in direct investments in small to lower middle market growth businesses.


Consensus Orthopedics, Inc. | $8 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Concensus
Client

Founded in 1992, Consensus Orthopedics, Inc. ("Consensus") is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality reconstructive total joint implants for the hip and knee in the United States and international markets. Headquartered in El Dorado Hills, CA, Consensus sells its products throughout North America, Western Europe, Turkey, China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

Scenario

Since 2005, US Capital Partners has been arranging financing for Consensus and improving the company's access to capital. US Capital Partners has also been able to put in place financing for this rapidly growing world-class business through the Breakwater Structured Growth Opportunities Fund. In 2011, as Consensus continued to expand, it was necessary to secure additional growth capital for the business, and also to consolidate and improve its existing financial structure.

Solution

Serving as sole arranger, US Capital Partners successfully secured an $8 million credit facility for Consensus. The financing comprised a revolving line of credit for both domestic and international assets along with growth capital term loans. Consensus will use the new facility to support its ongoing domestic and international expansion.


Emerging Sports Nutrition Company | Financing by Breakwater

USCP, US Capital Partners, Sports Nutrition
Client

Founded in 2002, this innovative sports nutrition company develops, markets, and distributes clinically tested nutritional products for weight loss and enhanced performance in sports. The company distributes its products to thousands of retail stores in North America and abroad through GNC, Wal-Mart, Rite-Aid, 7-Eleven, and other Fortune 500 players.

Scenario

Rated as one of top 250 fastest-growing privately held companies in its State, this sports nutrition company needed additional growth financing to hire new staff and support its sales and marketing initiatives in the United States and abroad.

Solution

Breakwater Investment Management, LLC ("Breakwater") financed this emerging sports nutrition company out of its Breakwater Structured Growth Opportunities Fund. Breakwater is a private investment firm that specializes in direct investments in small to lower middle market growth businesses. The financing marked the first institutional private round of financing for this emerging sports nutrition company, and will be used to support the company's domestic and international expansion.


Leading Edge Communications, Inc. | $1.75 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Leading Edge
Client

Established in 2000, Leading Edge Communications, Inc. ("LEC") is a growing Nevada-based telecommunications service provider. The company provides telecommunication support and services to four domestic and international full-service call centers. LEC's call center customers are primarily international retailers. LEC helps these retailers manage inbound traffic and provide customer support for their clients.

Scenario

LEC recognized an opportunity to diversify its income stream by becoming a wholesale telecommunications carrier and service provider. Having invested in the necessary technology and infrastructure, LEC required additional working capital to take advantage of the opportunity. The company turned to US Capital Partners for help.

Solution

Although LEC was bringing out a new product line, US Capital Partners was able to arrange a scalable $1 million line of credit and an additional $750,000 term loan to support LEC's growth. US Capital Partners was able to secure this financing for LEC by providing an objective third-party analysis and evaluation of the historical financial performance of the company, the experience of the management team, the credit of its customers, and the growth potential of the business.


SpecPrint | $2.8 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Spec Print
Client

SpecPrint is a family-run custom printing and manufacturing business headquartered in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. The company specializes in printing labels for manufacturers of power equipment and appliances. It also produces a wide range of other custom products, including graphic overlays, decals and nameplates, and specialty die-cut components.

Scenario

SpecPrint's lender was looking to exit because the business had suffered declining sales and was operating in a criticized industry, printing. SpecPrint needed refinancing quickly to retire its existing line of credit and term loan with the bank, as well as to provide working capital for the business. Failure to refinance promptly would lead to foreclosure.

Solution

US Capital Partners helped engineer a $2.8 million refinancing for SpecPrint. We evaluated the collateral coverage and financial performance of the company, and helped arrange a partial take-out of the bank at a significant discount. SpecPrint is now in a stronger position with lower debt on its balance sheet, a better relationship with a new lender, and a business that has managed to retain its employees and is again working towards growth.


Consensus Orthopedics, Inc. | $5 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Consensus
Client

Founded in 1992, Consensus Orthopedics, Inc. ("Consensus") is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality reconstructive total joint implants for the hip and knee in the United States and international markets. Headquartered in El Dorado Hills, CA, Consensus sells its products throughout North America, Western Europe, Turkey, Japan, and Australia.

Scenario

Consensus had been growing its business rapidly, both in the United States and abroad. In February 2011, for instance, Consensus entered into an exclusive partnership with Kanghui Holdings (NYSE: KH), a leader in China's orthopedics sector, to manufacture and market a series of joint implant products in China and other international markets. To support its rapid expansion, Consensus needed to renegotiate its credit facility to reduce interests costs and eliminate working capital constraints.

Solution

US Capital Partners initiated negotiations with Consensus's lender, and was able successfully to secure a $5 million senior secured credit facility for Consensus. The renegotiated facility arranged by US Capital Partners included a decrease in the interest rate, as well as an increase in both the AR line of credit for domestic receivables and the inventory line of credit. The renegotiated facility was designed to support Consensus's growth plans.


Steven Counts, Inc. | $4 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Steven Counts, Inc.
Client

Established in 2000, Steven Counts is a Florida landsite development company with extensive experience in the heavy construction industry. The company's activities encompass asphalt paving and production, aggregate mining and processing, concrete block and ready-mix manufacturing, and full-service site development with in-house estimating and surveying.

Scenario

Having survived and grown out of the "Great Recession," Steven Counts had plans for renewed expansion in line with the recovery of Florida's infrastructure and construction industry. The difficulty was that the company's lines of credit were capped and had no growth potential. Steven Counts approached US Capital Partners for help.

Solution

US Capital Partners successfully arranged a $4 million senior secured credit facility for Steven Counts. The new facility was designed to retire Steven Counts's existing term loans with the bank. It provided significant cash at close, after paying the bank out in full, together with additional borrowing availability to allow Steven Counts to continue growing.


Consumer Retail Beverage Company | $6 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Beverage Company
Client

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, this thriving consumer retail beverage company sells its brands in 47 states through a diverse mix of distributors. Founded in 2005, the company has become one of the fastest-growing consumer retail beverage manufacturers in the United States.

Scenario

The existing line of credit of this rapidly expanding beverage company was unscalable and inadequate. Consequently, working capital constraints were hampering the company's domestic growth. The company sought out US Capital Partners to arrange a line of credit that was scalable to match the ongoing expansion of the business.

Solution

US Capital Partners arranged a $6 million senior secured credit facility for the company. Working with its affiliates, US Capital Partners not only helped refinance the company's exiting line of credit but also successfully arranged long-term, scalable financing beyond the traditional banks' capabilities. The new credit facility included an accounts receivable and inventory line of credit on the company's domestic assets. It served to eliminate working capital constraints and support the company's ongoing domestic growth.


International Produce Supplier | $7 Million, Advisory

USCP, US Capital Partners, Timco
Client

Founded 25 years ago, this California-based company is an international produce supplier and agricultural produce shipper. With production strategically located across the US, Mexico, and Central America, the business is able to meet increasing customer demand for year-round produce supplies. The company supplies major retailers, wholesalers, and distributors in North America.

Scenario

Following one or two weak harvest years, the company suffered a dip in earnings and cash flow. This coincided with the company's bank becoming severely weakened during the economic downturn. Faced with liquidity issues, the bank was no longer able to provide the seasonal "over-advance" it had made available to the company for the past 10 years to accommodate the seasonal nature of the business. Now unable to pay its vendors, the company was under serious financial pressure, which triggered a bank workout.

Solution

US Capital Partners engineered a workout plan for the company, and was able to negotiate a successful exit from the bank at 100% debt payout. US Capital Partners also arranged additional financing options for the company. The company executed on the workout arrangement and secured $7 million of debt financing for itself.


Imagenetix, Inc. | $1.5 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Imagenetix
Client

Imagenetix is a California-based public company traded on NASDAQ (Symbol: IAGX). Headquartered in San Diego, the company is a growing innovator of scientifically tested, proprietary bioceutical products. It develops, formulates and markets natural-based, over-the-counter skincare products, topical creams, and nutritional supplements.

Scenario

Imagenetix was being hindered by working capital constraints. To support its ongoing expansion, the company approached US Capital Partners for a working capital line of credit. The challenge for US Capital Partners was to arrange suitable financing for Imagenetix despite the company's AR and inventory collateral possessing some retail credit risk.

Solution

Serving as sole arranger, US Capital was able to successfully arrange a $1.5 million senior secured credit facility for Imagenetix. This included an AR and inventory line of credit, which maximized Imagenetix's borrowing eligibility and provided the company with the liquidity it needed. US Capital has particular expertise in underwriting AR and inventory collateral that possesses retail credit risk.


Transport Agent Grid, LP | $1.5 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Tag
Client

Transportation Agent Grid, LP ("TAG") is a growing operations and logistics resource business for California-based independently-owned local and regional on-call delivery companies. TAG is headquartered in Newark, CA.

Scenario

TAG needed additional financing to expand its operations to Seattle and Chicago. However, TAG's previous lenders were unable to finance the partnership's trade receivables. To support its ongoing domestic growth, TAG needed to move its financing from a term-loan structure to a revolving line of credit based on its trade accounts receivable.

Solution

Through a careful analysis of TAG's collateral base, US Capital Partners was able to understand TAG's trade receivables from a credit perspective. This made it possible for US Capital Partners to bring in lenders under a new, improved structure. Working with its affiliates, US Capital Partners secured a $1.5 million senior secured credit facility for TAG. The new credit facility served to refinance TAG's previous line of credit and to finance its receivables.


Southwestern Security Product Company | $1 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Armor
Client

This southwestern security product company designs and manufactures "knowledge-based" synthetic armor products for the military, police, and commercial sectors globally. Its range of products include body armor, vehicle armor, aircraft armor, energy asset protection, and infrastructure protection.

Scenario

This company was in cash-burn mode, sales were low, and key contracts had to be fulfilled, but there was insufficient working capital to finance the manufacturing to fulfill purchase orders. The company had fixed assets (equipment) and accounts receivable, but the fixed assets were not financeable by its regional bank and the accounts receivable had concentration issues and were foreign.

Solution

US Capital Partners was able to collateralize both the equipment, at auction values, and the foreign and domestic receivables. Working with its Illinois- and Florida-based lender affiliates, US Capital Partners was able to successfully structure financing so that this company could fulfill its orders and continue its operations. The total capital provided to the company is $1 million, through a senior credit facility of $500,000 and a senior term loan of $500,000.


Consensus Orthopedics, Inc | $4 Million, Refinancing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Consensus
Client

Consensus Orthopedics, Inc. is a $15-million US-based medical artificial joint implant manufacturer with global distribution. It has been operating for 15 years, is professionally managed, and started becoming profitable in 2009.

Scenario

Consensus approached US Capital Partners for a structured equipment sale leaseback to provide working capital and to finance the acquisition of new equipment prior to becoming profitable. It also needed to refinance some of its existing debt and to secure a bridge to a new credit facility.

Solution

US Capital Partners has worked with Consensus over the past three years as an advisor, direct lender, co-lender, and sole arranger to secure over $4 million in additional capital for the company. US Capital Partners has refinanced the company's AR line of credit, provided an asset-based term loan, and funded a new inventory line of credit. US Capital Partners has also extensively advised Consensus on a recent $2 million equity raise and on new distribution relationships.


A&E Engineering, Inc. | $2.35 Million, Acquisition

USCP, US Capital Partners, AE
Client

A&E Engineering, Inc. is a profitable US manufacturer of precision aerospace parts and components. The company has been in operation for five years.

Scenario

A&E Engineering wanted to acquire a new manufacturing facility and new equipment for expansion. It also sought a sale leaseback and an accounts receivable line of credit for additional working capital.

Solution

US Capital Partners served as a direct lender, co-lender, and sole arranger for A&E Engineering, securing a total of $2.35 million for the company. US Capital Partners provided an equipment leasing line of credit, a sale leaseback of existing equipment, a new building acquisition term loan, and an accounts receivable line of credit.


Bio Fuels Manufacturer | $24 Million, Financing

USCP, US Capital Partners, Bio Fuels
Client

This company was a highly promising bio fuels processor and distributor. It was a startup business with contributed plant and equipment.

Scenario

The start up required working capital to purchase initial raw materials, as well as growth financing to scale the business to $200 million. It approached US Capital Partners for a bridge loan to purchase materials, for an equipment sale leaseback for additional working capital, and for an accounts receivable line of credit to finance business growth.

Solution

US Capital Partners was able to provide the bridge loan, the equipment sale leaseback, and the accounts receivable line of credit. As a direct lender, co-lender, and sole arranger, US Capital Partners secured a total of $24 million for the company.

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