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As we have read in the media, there have been a number of very high profile banks announcing that they retreating from the Commodity Trade Finance (CTF) Space, with BNP Paribas, ABN Amro announcing a 6-12 month wind down, SocGen closing the Singapore hub, ING and Rabobank both reviewing. These announcements are merely the acceleration ...

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On 8th September, Claire Pidancet, Managing Director for Growth Capital at Altimapa, joined Alpesh Patel at the Institute of Directors (IoD) Masterclass on Financial Leadership in a Post-COVID World. the event was attended by SME entrepreneurs who were looking to better understand the availability of growth capital post-COVID. Claire discussed the various types of capital providers and the range of financing options available.

Elevator Deals: The answer to unlock a deal?

There is little doubt that growth via acquisition is a sound strategy for an ambitious small or medium business to adopt. The speed of growth is almost always considerably faster than organic growth relying on marketing and sales strategies that are also often limited by capacity issues.

Conversely some of the best businesses are just ...

Breakdown of a Term Sheet

In essence, a term sheet outlines the terms, conditions and covenants of a debt transaction between a company and an investor. Each term sheet contains the full legal name of the issuer and the jurisdiction of incorporation. The term sheet is a valuable tool to gauge whether the level of agreement between two parties is ...

A path to growth in special and stressed situations

In the wake of House of Fraser’s fall into administration this month, its suppliers have been left with a sizable hole to fill following the restructuring of the department store’s debt. This is one example of a recent glut of household-name retailers failing due to changing market conditions, while the collapse of Carillion earlier this ...

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 ...

5 Key Ingredients for a Successful First Funder Meeting…

There has never been a better time to raise loan financing from the private debt market. Nevertheless, there are several challenges at each step of the fundraising process. By following a simple process, you can significantly increase your chances of funding success.

In most instances when you first meet with a potential lender, they will ...