Republic provided a scalable solution that aligned with its growth plans. The company manufacturers a natural whole grain with applications across the food supply chain and distributes the homegrown products into the wholesale and grocery space. Some customers prefer their grains to complement their own product development in the natural food space. The company partners with emerging and established brands to deliver a private labeled product from one of their affiliated manufacturing facilities. The company adds value to the entire food supply chain as they create end to end contract manufacturing. The private equity firm supported a few early acquisitions and provided the necessary startup capital. The PE firm wanted to utilize the co-founders technological application to address one of the largest markets, over $2+ trillion food industry according to the team at Plunkett Research. Republic continues to support food and natural food brands as we build our expertise in the industry.

Republic provided a $6.5 million Receivables Line of Credit facility with no covenants or cash flow requirements. Republic’s ongoing funding will be used for the purchase of raw materials, equipment and to invest in their distribution assets. The company is planning to increase their revenue by 300% in 2020 and see their first months of profitability. “The natural food industry is exploding with new brands and it is one of the most important developments to improving our overall health.” says Stewart Chesters, CEO of Republic. “We support several entrepreneurs in the food and natural food industries. It is a nice bonus when they are well-capitalized but it isn’t normally the case or required by us.” Republic designed its team and products to support smaller and medium-sized companies.

Republic Business Credit provides flexible working capital solutions to help rapidly growing businesses, start-ups, and companies in turnaround or recoverable distressed situations. Winner of the Emerging Growth Company of the Year award from the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth, and the FactoringClub’s Best Factoring Company Award for 2018, the Republic Business Credit team has the expertise necessary to meet the nuanced financial needs of companies across a wide variety of industries. It provides receivables finance, factoring and asset-based facilities, including ABL, receivables purchase lines of credit, inventory, equipment and purchase order lines. Since its founding in 2011, Republic Business Credit has provided over $4 billion in fast, flexible working capital.