If you’re purchasing a company as an individual or part of a management team, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to meet all upfront costs on your own. Alternative finance options like asset finance, mezzanine finance and business loans can help.
A Leveraged Buyout/Buy-in occurs when most of the cost of buying an existing company is funded using business finance.
Leveraged Buyout and Buy-in are both types of funding that offer internal and external management teams support and are when a business seeks to fund a large proportion (normally more than 90%) of the purchase with debt.
Business finance can be obtained by traditional banks – although this is often harder to qualify for – or specialist/alternative finance lenders.
You can use a combination of finance types to fund your Leveraged Buyout/Buy-in. You can also apply for finance to fund your working capital requirements after the purchase. The following secured and unsecured business finance options are available:
Asset finance – you can use asset refinance to release cash from the company’s assets (e.g. property or stocks) and use it to fund part of your purchase.
Term loans – by opting for a standard term loan, you’ll be able to repay the funds you borrow, plus any interest, over a longer period of time (usually up to 5 years).
Mezzanine finance – if you need a quick cash injection to cover the remaining costs associated with buying the company, mezzanine finance can help.
Revolving credit facility – this flexible form of finance enables you to access funds on an “as-needed” basis, as long as you adhere to the repayment terms.
An experienced Corporate Finance Specialist will help you navigate your options
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7.63% APR Representative based on a loan of £50,000 repayable over 24 months. Monthly repayment of £2,252.94. The total amount payable is £54,070.56
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