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Musings on corporate finance, fund raising, debt capital and other matters

A loan-like transaction, where a company sell its trade receivables to a third party. The sale of the receivables usually occurs at a discount, with the difference between sale price and notional value providing an effective interest to the purchaser.

The provision of debt capital to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs and MSBs) by private debt funds. Loan sizes tend to be significantly larger than those available in peer-to-peer lending, typically ranging between £2 and £100 million. See also alternative finance and private debt fund

Why not have a larger share of a much bigger pie?
“Non-dilutive financing is the type of capital acquisition that does not require you to give up shares of your business”,
Scott Shane, Case Western Reserve University

Dilutive financing may be common place and expected in the world of technology start-ups. But for a regional family run business, the idea of having to give up some ...

The USP of Alternative Finance: Flexibility

Stay committed in your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.

Looking for funding from a bank is a well-trodden process. However, whilst the banks provide a useful source of affordable finance and their ‘off the shelf’ product works for many businesses, sometimes a company needs a bespoke product. This flexibility is especially useful if ...

Altimapa Top Terms

Finance is full of jargon and technical terms. Here, in this guide, are definitions of the most commonly encountered terms in the world of alternative finance.

Alternative Finance: A broad term to describe the proliferation of channels, companies and instruments that have emerged outside the realm of the traditional financial system. It is most commonly ...