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Category: Servicability

Concerned supplier helps raise capital for steel wholesaler

Payments to key suppliers are crucial to the viability of any business, especially when suppliers and wholesalers account for the majority of a company’s turnover. But how does a business remain on good terms with a supplier when unable to keep up with their obligations?

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Capital raising in a post Royal Commission world

How does a start-up business raise money against used trucks in a post Royal Commission environment?

The owner of a transport business passed away and the deceased estate could find no more a suitable buyer than the business’ general manager (GM).

The GM set up a new entity for the purpose of completing the acquisition. As such, it was deemed a “new business” and was the first deterrent for traditional lenders, despite the fact that cash flow forecasts demonstrated a capacity to service.

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Side venture mishap costs regional transport business

This month’s case study highlights a special situations case where a transport company was depleted of its cash resources after the directors invested in a pub.

The cash burn on the pub venture led to ATO arrears in the transport business, ultimately making it impossible to fund the business through traditional means.

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Funding a mining services business re-boot

Recently, a mining services business dealing with the wet & dry hire of equipment encountered setbacks in the mobilisation of large contracts, after the fleet had been largely either mothballed or retrenched. Despite the long-standing business being historically successful, recent financial data indicated a lack of serviceability – bringing the business to a standstill. The need for funding new equipment, re-certification of mothballed equipment and further working capital was apparent, with a total funding requirement estimated for $1M.

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Capital Raise for Transport & Logistics Business

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.

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