In December, Hermes was asked to fund a mining services business with a funding requirement of $6 million, comprising $4 million in term debt and $2 million in debtor finance, for a 12-month period over which time the business would be “turned around”. Hermes applies three key criteria when assessing a funding opportunity, as this month’s case study illustrates. The three criteria can be summed up in three words: wheelhouse, security and runway.read more
Last week, the financial press reported action being taken by the government to help SMEs better access capital and manage their cash flow. Highlights according to The Australian include forcing large corporations to adhere to 30-day terms and a $2 billion fund to be loaned to SMEs. In our case study this week, we demonstrate how Hermes Capital is ahead of the news cycle with cash flow solutions available that specifically address freeing up cash tied up in accounts receivable.read more
An engineering business had accumulated a $1,050,000 tax debt as a result of rapid growth in the civil infrastructure sector. This became a problem when the client needed to show equipment lenders a clear portal for further equipment purchases that needed financing. Hermes reviewed the client’s debtors as well as their other available assets, including a number of unencumbered heavy equipment items and some property with second mortgage equity.read more
It is not uncommon for many successful business owners, at some stage of their business life cycle, to be given the opportunity to acquire a business with a complimentary product or service. But how does the business fund this acquisition when the sale is on an all-in basis a majority of the time?read more
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