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Success Story

Beverage Retailer Acquisition

THE PROBLEM: BUSINESS ACQUISITION WITH COLLATERAL & CREDIT ISSUES

A beverage retailer, started in 2016, had a very successful start with a history of strong revenue. The startup business owner couldn’t manage the thriving business and wanted out. Our client, the buyer, had significant credit events and a collateral shortfall, which prevented the client from purchasing the business with a traditional loan.

Credit Issues

Previous health problems caused an isolated lapse in good credit and prevented the client from purchasing the business with a traditional bank loan

Collateral Shortfall

The buyer lacked specific traditional collateral requirements and other conditions to meet the demands of most banks.

THE SOLUTION: SBA 7(a) LOAN WITH SELLER FINANCING

First Business helped its client to purchase this business with an SBA 7(a) loan that included 5% financing from the seller, a 15% downpayment from the buyer, and 80% from First Business Bank. The 10-year loan terms also waived some traditional demands that would have been too costly for the buyer to accomplish and thus sink the transaction.

Flexibility

First Business Bank worked with the buyer and dropped some common requirements based on strong cash flow and good credit history aside from isolated events.

Payment Terms

To help overcome a collateral shortfall, the First Business Bank structured the SBA 7(a) loan to provide seller financing and worked with the buyer to make the transaction happen.

"This is a great opportunity and I am glad we could help. First Business Bank really worked with the client and the seller to make their dreams happen. The actual revenue is there, and the buyer is strong despite a few isolated credit problems. We are really happy we helped this client FULFILL THEIR DREAMS.”

— Kamran, Zahid, SBA Business Development Officer, First Business Bank

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