Republic Provides a $2.75m Ledgered Line of Credit for a Food Manufacturing Company

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Republic Business Credit funds a food ingredient manufacturer company in partnership with a leading food industry consultant

The food supply chain is critical to everyone’s well-being, we are excited to help so many food companies as they lead us to healthy food alternatives.

When a West Coast-based natural food manufacturing company sought more funding than their incumbent bank lender could provide, they fed the order to Republic Business Credit for increased access to working capital. Republic approved a scalable and non-dilutive growth-orientated facility that provided availability on their account receivables. The natural food ingredient manufacturing company was looking to accelerate their growth across its products lines. Republic is a determined supporter of the natural food trade shows, including its regional associations, Naturally. The total food and beverage market is over half a trillion dollars and continues to grow each year. The natural food and beverage category represents 10.5% of the volume, but nearly 30% of the dollar growth volume across the total industry, according to several sources. Republic is a proud supporter of the food and beverage industry, increasingly more in the natural, organic, ingredient, and plant-based categories.

The food manufacturing company provides several unique ingredients to natural food brands across the country. The company sells to distributors, co-packers and manufacturers of healthy food products across the country. The rapidly growing company outpaced its sales targets in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and wanted a partner to help double its revenue next year. As the founder told Republic shortly after closing, “This debt facility will not only increase our ability to grow as a company, but it will allow us to retain greater ownership of the company as we didn’t need to raise additional equity.”

Republic provided a $2.75m ledgered line of credit facility with to a West coast-based food manufacturing company. Republic’s funding will eliminate the cashflow gap from the difference in timing from their suppliers and their customer payments. Republic structured the ledgered factoring facility to allow for extended terms without any financial covenants or field exam requirements. The company expects a strong close to 2020 and plans to ask for a facility limit increase in early 2021. Republic’s President, Robert Meyers said, “We believe our factoring, ABL and inventory lending products are great supplements to the vision of our growing portfolio of food brands.” He further added, “we are excited to help enable our entrepreneurs to focus on adding revenue while knowing they have a supportive partner to weather any supply chain or growth issues they might encounter during the pandemic.” Republic’s CEO, Stewart Chesters, added: “The food supply chain is critical to everyone’s well-being, we are excited to help so many food companies as they lead us into healthy food alternatives.” Republic Business Credit provides factoring, asset-based lending and direct to consumer facilities up to $10,000,000 across the United States.    

Republic Business Credit partners with banks, accountants, sponsors, lawyers and investment banks to collaboratively support entrepreneurs across the United States, to create value, by enabling them to focus on growing successful businesses.

Republic Business Credit provides fast and flexible working capital solutions to help rapidly growing businesses, start-ups, and companies in turnaround or recoverable distressed situations. Winner of the Emerging Growth Company of the Year award from the Louisiana Chapter of the ACG, and the FactoringClub’s Best Factoring Company Award for 2018, the Republic Business Credit team has the expertise necessary to meet the nuanced financial needs of companies across a wide variety of industries. It provides asset-based loans, ledgered lines of credit, non-recourse factoring, factoring and direct to consumer loans including e-commerce working capital. Since its founding in 2011, Republic Business Credit has provided over $10 billion in working capital.

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