Rising Stars of Republic Business Credit Lead SFNet Professional Association Chapters

Posted on August 9, 2023

Chicago, IL –

Republic Business Credit is proud to share a unique accomplishment reached by its talented team of young finance professionals: Two of Republic’s rising stars serve as chapter presidents within The Secured Finance Network.

Eric Dorner, vice president of business development, Chicago, and William Kemp, senior vice president of business development, Houston, both hold the roles of chapter president in their respective cities for SFNet, the premier national association for all organizations and professionals working in secured finance. The network includes nearly 300 member companies and a 20,000-person active community with 22 chapters throughout the United States.

“We have a lot to be proud of at Republic as we grow and help our clients adapt to an ever-changing economic landscape. But this accomplishment feels special and personal in that it affirms what I see every day — remarkable talent on the Republic team that is recognized by our industry, our clients and our peers,” Republic President Robert Meyers said.

Dorner and Kemp both serve as 2023 chapter presidents within SFNet, helping members network, building chapter sponsorships and volunteer opportunities, and serving as a resource for educational opportunities and professional development in the Asset-based lending field. The Midwest chapter overseen by Dorner aims for one to two events per month, some of which raise money for charitable causes. The chapter recently partnered with a therapeutic horse organization that helps children and military veterans deal with challenges and stress in a positive way.

“We are currently supporting Heaven’s Gait Ranch based in Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic services to individuals with special needs and veterans with disabilities,” Dorner said.

Kemp’s chapter in Houston has focused on professional development sessions and outings that stimulate networking and keep members up to date on developments in the field. Driving member and sponsorship value of chapter activities is an important function of the group under Kemp’s leadership.

“It’s important to demonstrate the value of our organization to our members and the finance community, and I think we do a good job of that,” Kemp said. “Networking has been tough since the pandemic. We’re here to serve as a support system for our members who are in the trenches, to help them get more established in their careers and to provide a community of like-minded professionals.”

Building community through SFNet’s active chapter organizations can mean webinars that are enlightening and informational — and it can mean wiffle ball tournaments that allow for more social interactions. Both are critical to the “rising tide lifts all boats” philosophy within the industry, Dorner said.

“We have to be creative and plan events that allow colleagues to get to know each other, as well as facilitate deal flow conversation,” he said. “SFNet has given a lot to me, helped me advance in my career and provided more exposure for me in our market.”

“A strong organization benefits everyone,” Kemp agreed. “Sure, we want to win every deal, but we also want our industry to remain strong and prepared for any uncertainty heading our way.”

As a leader in the Houston chapter, Kemp is also connected to his community. He volunteers at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show — and embraces the mandatory cowboy boots required of volunteers. The rodeo is a massive annual celebration of music, food, games and agriculture.

Kemp represents the Texas market for Republic and brings more than 10 years of asset-based lending and factoring experience. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and was awarded “Emerging Leader” by the Turnaround Management Association Midwest Chapter in 2017. He serves on the ACG Houston Young Professionals Committee.

Dorner represents the Midwest region for Republic. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the field and serves on the sponsorship committee for the Turnaround Management Association Midwest Chapter. He graduated from Bradley University in Peoria and was awarded “Emerging Leader” by the Midwest chapter of the TMA in 2020. He volunteers with the Alzheimer’s association of Illinois and has raised money for PAWS through marathon running.

Republic Business Credit’s Diane Wszalek Selected As ‘40 Under 40’ honoree in Secured Finance

Posted on August 9, 2023

New Orleans, LA –

Republic Business Credit is proud to announce that Controller Diane Wszalek was selected as one of Secured Finance Network’s “40 Under 40” honorees. Awarded annually, this prestigious recognition honors exemplary young professionals who are successful in the secured finance industry and have made significant contributions to their communities.

“We are extremely proud of Diane and her growth within the company,” Republic Business Credit CEO Stewart Chesters said. “She is constantly seeking out opportunities to learn and take on additional responsibilities, from our acquisition and accounting work to IT to onboarding new employees and more. This recognition is well deserved.”

Wszalek joined Republic a little over a decade ago. She oversees all of Republic’s finance functions as well as IT management, project management and human resources. She helped found Republic’s senior management team where she reports on all finance matters. She was instrumental in the merger/acquisition of Republic with Renasant Bank Corp., as well as Republic’s prior acquisitions.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by SFNet. I love working in the secured finance industry where I have the opportunity to help businesses thrive and to support entrepreneurs. I’m proud to be part of the Republic team as we grow and expand our portfolio. I would not be where I am without the guidance and confidence of Republic’s leadership,” Wszalek said.

A Pennsylvania native, Wszalek earned a Business Administration degree in finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from James Madison University in Virginia where she was a goalkeeper and two-year captain of the women’s soccer team. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans and is pursuing her CMA designation. She currently resides in New Orleans.

The Secured Finance Network is the premier professional organization of the secured finance industry. The “40 Under 40” awards recognize the future of the industry. A gala to honor the 2023 class will be held June 15 at the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Republic Business Credit Provides $6.75 Million Factoring Facility for Women and Minority-owned Government Contractor

Posted on August 9, 2023

New Orleans, LA –

Republic Business Credit is proud to announce it recently provided a $6.75 million factoring legered line of credit facility to a women and minority-owned government contractor, with an accordion up to $10 million.

When the women and minority-owned government contractor secured an additional multi-year contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, the company sought a funding partner that could keep pace with its rapidly expanding needs. The company’s Small Business Investment Corporation mezzanine finance allowed it to refinance its limited ABL loan. Republic was able to help the company refinance that loan while effectively meeting the increased demand of the new contract.

The government distributor designs, fabricates and distributes tool kits. It primarily provides its products to federal government agencies, with a focus on the various purchasing offices within the Department of Defense. The company also provides custom fabrication services to some commercial customers located throughout the southeast region.

“We supply products and toolkits to several federal government agencies, in addition to the numerous other products we provide to our other government and commercial customer bases. The needs of our customer base can ebb and flow depending on the life expectancy of the tools,” the company president said. “It was important for us to find a confident funding relationship. Republic understands our industry and our customers. We are excited to partner with such a dynamic firm that understands the flexibility we need to grow our business.”

Republic structured a $6.75 million factoring line of credit that provided availability on all of the company’s government and commercial accounts receivables, including an accordion up to $10 million. Shortly after extending the funding, Republic added a supplemental $250,000 mobilization facility, which can make the difference for women and minority-owned companies that need to quickly increase production to fulfill a large government contract. The mobilization advance helps accelerate the creation of cashflows because, during periods of growth, profits often lag behind as companies scale quickly.

“We are proud to partner with women- and minority-owned entrepreneurial businesses that have strong, foundational community support and are looking for the right partner to get to the next level and achieve incredible success,” said Republic President, Robert Meyers.


Republic’s Senior Vice President, Leigh Guglielmo, added: “This company provides essential products to the Department of Defense and is a key local supplier in the southeast region that supports our national defense mission across the world.”

“We are incredibly proud of our armed services, and it is an honor to support entrepreneurs that align with our women, minority- and veteran-owned government contractor partnerships,” Meyers said.

“Our unique lending products provide us the ability to truly get to know the businesses with whom we partner, and we are especially proud when we can support diverse, women- and minority-owned companies that reflect our own team,” said Republic CEO Stewart Chesters. “We won the Secured Finance Networks Alignment Award for our performance across Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  It’s great when we can provide that same support across these valuable, thriving communities.”

Women’s Clothier Relies on Republic Business Credit for Quick Turnaround During Busy Season

Posted on August 9, 2023

Los Angeles, CA –

A designer, manufacturer and wholesaler of missy and junior women’s clothes needed a partner — and fast — to meet the shipping needs of its spring and summer collections. The company turned to Republic Business Credit to stitch together the necessary financing.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company targets women consumers with a line of clothing sold through several different labels at major retailers including Nordstrom, Stitch Fix, Bealls, Dillard’s and Burlington. The client needed a solution within a few weeks as the contract with the incumbent factoring firm was expiring. The company learned of Republic through a referral.

“Having known this company since its founding more than 20 years ago, it was exciting they reached out to us. Our California team worked quickly to put together the deal for a $6.5 million traditional factoring facility to help build ahead of their busy shipping seasons,” Republic’s SVP, Tae Chung said. “We continue to demonstrate our knowledge and experience in the apparel space, which is rewarding.”

The company specializes in soft knit tops, dresses, cardigans, blouses, pants and skirts.

“As we looked to ship our seasonal collections, we wanted a stable and credible partner,” the company founder said. “Republic was there to help in the moment and will be with us in the future as we grow with our brands.”

Republic’s Executive Vice President Jason Carmona helped onboard the client during the quick timeline.

“With a dedicated Los Angeles team, Republic is proud to support the apparel community and plans to add at least 30 more brands in 2023,” Carmona said. “Being referred into this transaction from several industry insiders is a testament to our support from the community and our momentum throughout the finance and apparel communities.”

“We are committed to supporting brands across various channels of business, and our complimentary product suite of asset-based lending, traditional factoring and e-commerce supports brands throughout their unique growth cycles,” Republic President Robert Meyers said.

Republic partners with accountants, lawyers, private equity, investment bankers, banks, consultants, independent sponsors, Small Business Investment Corporations and other referral partners within the apparel community. Republic supports the working capital needs of companies across the United States with needs up to $15 million.

Republic Business Credit Provides $5 Million Ledgered Line of Credit for Oil Field Service Distributor

Posted on August 9, 2023

New Orleans, LA –

When the COVID-19 pandemic slowed sales and disrupted supply chains for a Midwest supplier of pipes, valves and oil transmission products and services, the company and its private equity partner needed a flexible solution. Republic Business Credit provided a $5 million factoring facility with options to offer the best fit. The private equity fund and the supplier chose Republic’s ledgered line of credit that features the pricing structure of an ABL facility.

The solution was quicker and more scalable than an asset-based loan.

“We were still dealing with supply chain issues and preferred the covenant free option that Republic provided in an ABL & factoring option at the same cost. Republic’s flexibility was crucial and allowed us to choose what was best for our unique situation,” the private equity fund’s managing partner said.

The supplier of pipes and valves is based in Kansas City, Mo. Its top three customers are large gas and energy companies. Sales from the three represented 53% of total revenue at FYE 2021. The company provides value-add modifications of valves that are complemented by pipes, fittings and other distributed products to various midstream natural gas customers.

But COVID-19 and the ramp-down of a major project caused the company to seek out unique solutions and a creative finance package.

“We consistently partner with private equity for both of our ABL and factoring solutions,” Republic President Robert Meyers said. “We find that while people might prefer ABL on the surface, in reality they often like the flexibility of a factoring facility when the situation fits. As we continue to build out our suite of products, we are proud to see private equity and independent sponsors represent more than 40% of our clients and believe we are a rare dynamic partner who can provide working capital solutions to most portfolio companies.”

The pipe and valve supplier anticipates its performance will improve as customers order more product, supply chain issues improve and margins increase due to headcount reductions and the renewal of the company’s direct relationship with its main supplier. The company was founded in 1956. In 2016, it filed for bankruptcy. Assets were acquired through a stalking horse bid of approximately $25 million, which was court approved that same year.

The company now operates out of six facilities across the United States.

Republic’s CEO Stewart Chesters said: “We believe our suite of lending and factoring products will be more in demand as companies work through the growing uncertainties of 2023 and beyond. This company is an example of that — how the unique financial products we offer can be a lifeline when traditional banking products aren’t a good fit.”

Republic partners with banks, accountants, sponsors, lawyers and investment banks to collaboratively support entrepreneurs across the United States, to create value, by enabling them to focus on growing successful businesses.

Republic Business Credit Provides $6.5 Million Asset-Based Loan for Food Manufacturing Company

Posted on August 9, 2023

New Orleans, LA –

When a Gulf Coast-based second-generation food manufacturing company needed more support during seasonal growth periods, the company’s commercial banker sought a better partner for a line of credit that would allow the referring banker to maintain treasury management. Republic Business Credit stepped up to provide a $6.5 million asset-based loan with a seasonal uplift.

The food manufacturing company provides food, packaging and distribution services to grocery stores, schools, hospitals and commercial customers located throughout the Gulf region.

“We supply wholesale restaurant equipment and other products to our growing customer base, and their needs can ebb and flow depending on the season,” the food manufacturing company president said. “It was important to us to find a confident bank relationship. Republic stepped up and partnered with us in areas where we needed flexibility.”

Republic extended a $6.5 million asset-based loan that provided availability on the food distributor’s accounts receivables and inventory. The facility provided for a seasonal uplift and significantly more availability during the ramp up and low season period. Not only was Republic able to provide a dynamic ABL loan, but the referred commercial bank was able to retain all of the treasury services and keep the customer.

“We truly enjoy partnering with entrepreneurial businesses that have strong foundational community support and provide an important service,” Republic President Robert Meyers said.  Republic’s SVP, Leigh Guglielmo added “This company provides food and products to a vital industry throughout the Gulf Coast that includes schools in the region, ensuring kids are protected against food insecurity.”

Republic’s food clients work in the confectionary, snack, condiment, sauce, ingredient, grain, bakery, desserts, cakes, canned, smoked, frozen, and dried industries. Beverage clients include soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea and other instant beverages. In 2022, Republic was a proud sponsor of the Houston Food Bank.

“Republic is proud to support the food manufacturing company today and in the future as acquisition opportunities present themselves and funding needs grow toward $20 million,” Meyers added.

“Our unique lending products provide us the ability to truly get to know the businesses with whom we partner, whether they are private equity supported or entrepreneurially owned,” Republic CEO Stewart Chesters said. “We’re excited to support the growth ambitions of our new and lasting clients.”

Louisiana Native Christy Morgan joins Republic Business Credit as Vice President and Legal Manager

Posted on August 9, 2023

New Orleans, LA –

Republic Business Credit is proud to announce the addition of Christy Morgan to the team as Vice President and Legal Manager, reporting directly to CEO Stewart Chesters.

In the new role, Morgan will oversee all legal materials for onboarding clients and work on amendments for existing clients. She will partner with the underwriting, sales and client service teams to provide crucial support across the business. Her expertise in disclosure and regulatory requirements adds tremendous value to the company and its fast-paced growth trajectory.

“I’m excited to be part of a seasoned team of professionals who are well-known in the industry as trailblazers and trusted partners. My background in compliance fits this role nicely and allows me to apply my skill set toward a growing client base and unique suite of products across a national commercial finance platform,” Morgan said.

Republic provides asset-based lending, ledgered lines of credit, traditional factoring and direct-to-consumer solutions to both entrepreneurial and private equity-owned companies. Republic is committed to helping new business owners and private equity sponsors in more than 30 states across a diverse geographic footprint.

“We are thrilled to have Christy, a homegrown success story, join us and bring her knowledge and years of experience in the finance, regulatory and lending space,” Chesters said. “Someone with her background had plenty of interested suitors as she looked for a new place to land. We’re fortunate she chose Republic.”

Prior to joining Republic, Christy worked for nearly 30 years in due diligence, legal documentation, negotiation and closing support in the commercial finance industry, including asset-based lending, lines of credit and factoring. She spent most of her career at Crestmark, a division of MetaBank, formerly Commercial Capital Lending.

Her experience includes due diligence research on prospective and existing clients, expertise in entity structure, secured transactions, uniform commercial code and notary law. She holds a CA lender’s license, LA Office of Financial Institutions.

Republic Business Credit Works with Women’s Apparel Company to Prepare for ‘Return To Work’ Demand

Posted on August 9, 2023

New Orleans, LA –

As more of the professional workforce returns to the office post-pandemic, the demand for comfortable chic clothing for women is on the rise. Rejoining the office environment means ditching yoga pants and sweatshirts, and replenishing closets with pant suits, dresses and blazers.

Recognizing this increased consumer interest, Republic Business Credit worked with a distributor of women’s apparel to help restock stores that are re-opening with more clothing options and supplies. The brand is focused primarily on manufacturing in the United States and sources almost all of its materials domestically. The brand is well-positioned, as it had no debt entering the second quarter of 2021.

Republic provided the company with a $1.5 million traditional factoring facility with credit protection and extended customer payment terms. The funding eliminated the distributor’s cash flow gap between paying suppliers and receiving payments from retailers.

“We believe our factoring and asset-based lending products partner well with businesses in this sector as the economy moves back toward a growth track. We’re excited to help all brands on the front lines prepare for future growth,” Republic’s President, Robert Meyers said.

As the pandemic caused unexpected shipment problems, delays and cancellations, Republic’s clients needed support to bridge gaps in postponements and uncertainty in supply chains. In apparel, Republic provides importers, distributors and manufacturers with the necessary support and guidance to adapt to staggered re-openings.

Republic provides factoring, asset-based lending and direct-to-consumer facilities across the U.S. up to $10 million. Republic partners with banks, accountants, sponsors, lawyers and investment banks to collaboratively support entrepreneurs and create value by enabling them to focus on their businesses.

Republic Business Credit’s Fast AR Funding Helps Meet High Demand for Traveling Nurses

Posted on September 7, 2022

Houston, TX – When two Austin, Texas-based entrepreneurs identified an underserved opportunity within the healthcare staffing industry, they sought the payroll funding expertise of Fast AR Funding’s dedicated working capital team. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating high demands on health care systems across the country, the need for nurses willing to travel to hotspots greatly increased.

The entrepreneurs needed to focus on growth, not payroll constraints. Fast AR Funding, a program of Republic Business Credit, provided a $400,000 growth-orientated selective factoring solution with a high advance rate to jumpstart the company’s founding. The partnership with Fast AR and its decade-long track record of flexibility enabled the company to address market and customer needs without having to worry about how fast they were growing.

“Fast AR Funding provided a dynamic solution to our biggest fears about meeting our growing payroll needs, cashflow issues and meeting our customer demand,” the staffing company president said. “Fast AR Funding’s selective invoice financing and no term contract was just what the doctor ordered. It provided us with the true freedom to focus on growth.”

The upstart company provides temporary and permanent employees to hospitals and medical centers located throughout the southwestern United States. Since the start of the pandemic, both urban and rural areas faced staffing challenges and needed quick solutions. Traveling nurse programs have exploded as a result. The upstart has already tripled its forecast so far in 2022 and sought an increase in its factoring facility to $1 million. Fast AR is the company’s chosen product over other alternatives.

Fast AR provides a scalable, selective factoring facility with a seamless online application and technology-enabled approval process. It allowed the initial funding to flow within 48 hours of receiving the first invoice. The facility allows the client to submit invoices from specific customers that they needed to provide funding for a growing payroll without the hassle of minimum sales volumes or long-term contracts.

Republic’s VP of Business Development, William Kemp, said: “Entrepreneurs in the temporary staffing business, especially healthcare, have limited options of financing to support their growth.”

“The exponential growth potential of staffing firms makes it difficult for them to obtain traditional bank financing. Factoring works seamlessly as they grow and develop,” Republic CEO Stewart Chesters said.

Fast AR Funding supports staffing, transportation, manufacturing, distribution, food, beverage and distribution companies located throughout the United States.

Republic Business Credit Provides $4.5 Million Ledgered Line of Credit Facility for an Outdoor Products Company

Posted on September 7, 2022

Los Angeles, CA – With outdoor spaces and upscale gardens a consistent but seasonal consumer demand across the country, a Midwest-based manufacturer of unique outdoor products knew it needed to find a flexible partner to react to dynamic and volatile market conditions. Republic Business Credit was the answer. Republic implemented a flexible line of credit to support the company’s seasonal-based liquidity needs.

“Shortly after funding, we adjusted our sales forecast up by 50% for the spring and summer. Thankfully, Republic immediately worked with us to upsize the facility in less than a week,” the company CFO said during the first month of the relationship.

Despite having been in business for more than 30 years, the manufacturer of various wood, tree, garden, and plant-based products sought more flexibility from its senior debt lender to better prepare the company for surges in consumer demand. The company was seeking a senior lender who understood the opportunities and risks inherent in seasonal businesses.

The company services large outdoor retailers, regional distributors, and mom-and-pop hardware stores throughout the country. Demand for products shifts regionally where planting seasons, clean-up seasons, and weather can have a big impact on cash flow and working capital requirements. The company needed to refinance its existing bank line of credit to support its growth.

“We needed a proactive financing source that could react decisively and consistently during an uncertain economic period. We know that Republic will partner with us on the short term and long term needs of our manufacturing company,” the company CEO said.

Republic provided a $4.5 million ledgered line of credit facility secured by accounts receivables, inventory and equipment that injected significant working capital and stability during seasonal periods.  Republic was introduced to the opportunity from a large commercial bank that wanted to provide the treasury management services — but was unable to approve a large enough line of credit during the seasonal periods.

“We are well positioned to support manufacturing and other seasonal businesses that need a dynamic working capital partner,” Republic President Robert Meyers said. “Our underwriting team worked with the company to structure a growth-orientated facility that amended a facility limit increase shortly after the initial funding.”

Republic plans to continue growing with the client.

“We believe our suite of lending products provides us the ability to truly get to know businesses, whether they are private equity supported or entrepreneurially owned. We are excited to support the growth ambitions of our new manufacturing client,” Republic CEO Stewart Chesters said.

Republic Business Credit Provides $5 Million Direct to Consumer Asset-Based Loan to Retail Confectionary Manufacturer

Posted on September 7, 2022

Los Angeles, CA – When a portfolio company of a California-based private equity firm sought to refinance and upsize its existing asset-based lending facility, the company partnered with Republic Business Credit. Republic provided a scalable, flexible, and growth-orientated $5 million credit facility with full availability on retail inventory, wholesale inventory, merchant accounts, and direct-to-consumer proceeds.

The company is a national confectionary manufacturer that goes to market through a diverse omnichannel approach. The company interacts with customers across its large retail, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, and wholesale footprints. The company positions itself as a market leader in a very high-margin business with seasonal upticks around holidays such as Easter, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Halloween and others. While many seasonal businesses have slower periods, the company’s retail strategy enables it to succeed during the non-peak season due to high-traffic locations.

A California-based private equity firm acquired the confectioner and sought a new lending partner to complement its experienced management team and growth strategy. The company sought additional support for its 50-plus retail storefronts and more investment in eCommerce opportunities as it emerged from the pandemic.

“Shortly after acquiring the company, we naturally needed to refinance our current balance sheet with better senior debt terms but more importantly, identify a partner who would execute our strategy together,” the managing partner of the private equity fund said.

While the pandemic presented a foot traffic challenge, the private equity firm and a strong management team at the confectioner leveraged the opportunity to strengthen storefront leases and expand into high-growth areas around the country. The company provides world class products across its chocolate, bakery, candy, and branded products, as well prepackaged offerings.

Republic provided a $5 million direct-to-consumer asset-based loan that increased availability across the confectioner’s warehouse and retail inventory locations. Republic worked alongside the private equity sponsor and management team to build covenants that addressed the seasonality of the business while recognizing the significant capital contributions already invested toward the company’s success.

Republic provided more availability, cheaper pricing and a better utilization-based fee structure in the hope of reducing borrowing costs during off season periods.

“As the private equity firm was evaluating new lending relationships, they were impressed with our valuable insight and experience in the consumer products industry,” said Robert Meyers, president of Republic Business Credit. “We took the time to truly understand their confectionary seasonal business model and structure a customized credit facility to meet their borrowing needs.”

Jason Carmona, Republic’s EVP, Western Regional Manager, said: “We are pleased to build on the successful turnaround story and provide the necessary credit facility to further expand the company’s retail, wholesale and eCommerce business strategy. We are excited to support the continued growth of the company in years ahead and to continue assisting with additional portfolio companies of the private equity group.”

Republic Business Credit Provides $3.5 Million Asset-Based Loan for Oil Field Services Company

Posted on September 7, 2022

New Orleans, LA – When a Gulf Coast-based, private equity-owned oil field services company chose to refinance its bank line of credit, its leaders tapped the oil field expertise of Republic Business Credit.

The oil field company nearly sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection during the recent energy downturn; its private equity partner committed to the company’s future by providing a substantial equity and subordinated debt contribution as a bridge. But they still needed a senior partner who could be flexible.

“Republic was an easy decision, given the firm’s long-standing customer relationships, niche market, and sophisticated management team to continue our support,” the company’s managing director said. “While the private equity fund stepped up, the team needed a more agile debt partnership for the resurgence.

“Republic has funded several of our portfolio companies in the past few years. With an already agreed set of documents, we confidently and easily executed the closing process,” the managing director added.

The company and sponsor sought a growth-orientated ABL facility that would support future growth plans. Republic understood its business and provided industry expertise.

An oil field service and products manufacturer that supplies large energy production and refinement companies throughout the Permian and Eagle Ford basins, the company needed to refinance its existing bank line of credit to access its full availability while providing sufficient liquidity to scale the business back up during the energy recovery. The company specializes in equipment rental, completion services, pressure, and manufactured wellhead products.

The company president said: “We needed a senior debt partner who could react decisively and consistently and who viewed us as a trusted partner in our growth strategy.”

“Republic has demonstrated unique expertise in our industry time and time again while delivering on its promise of providing a unique facility for each of our structured credit and portfolio companies,” a founding partner of the private equity firm said.

Republic Business Credit provided a $3.5 million asset-based loan facility secured by accounts receivables, inventory and equipment that refinanced the company’s incumbent bank lender while providing significantly more borrowing base liquidity at closing. The company closed the senior debt facility with Republic during the third quarter of 2021 and has outperformed its budget every month since closing.

Republic was introduced to the opportunity directly from the private equity fund as a result of Republic’s reputation within the private equity community for lower and middle market, sponsor-owned ABL facilities.

“We continue our focus on providing ABL, direct to consumer loans and factoring to private equity portfolio companies across the country,” Republic President Robert Meyers said. “Our team worked with the company to structure a growth-oriented facility that provided significantly more liquidity to enable the management team to focus on growth.”

Republic CEO Stewart Chesters added: “Since our founding, we have always been committed to providing broad and inclusive access to working capital for lower and middle market companies that seek a better partnership than a traditional bank loan structure will provide.”

Republic Business Credit partners with banks, accountants, sponsors, lawyers, and investment banks to collaboratively support entrepreneurs across the United States, to create value, by enabling them to focus on growing successful businesses.

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