Stucturing debt terms that work for a rapidly growing business
GrowthGenius is an AI-assisted sales prospecting service provider for B2B businesses, headquartered in Toronto. The company needed financing to fund its rapid expansion. Raising equity seemed like the obvious choice, but GG's exceptional growth prospects made an equity investment unappealing because of the high cost of dilution. GG sought out a debt solution, and was well into discussions with other lenders when FirePower was introduced.
FirePower’s Private Debt team invested time and effort to gain a deep understanding of GG’s business. The team also worked to build a relationship with GG’s founders, and in the process, developed a high degree of confidence in their abilities as solid operators. FirePower presented GG with two deal structures, thus providing choice for the founders to select a structure that would best fit with the company’s growth plans and their objectives as shareholders.
Despite being well down the path with other lenders, GG picked FirePower. FirePower’s efforts to get to know the founders, understand the business, and tailor a loan structure that worked for the company and its owners proved to be the difference.
With this new loan in place, GG is now well positioned to fund its rapid growth without the heavy cost of dilution.
Decisive Technologies is a value-added reseller of IT hardware, and BriteSky Technologies is a Canadian, managed cloud services provider (collectively “Decisive”). Decisive needed additional capital to accelerate its expansion plans. The shareholders were adamant that a new institutional partner should share their values and vision for the company, and FirePower was engaged to find an acquirer for a majority stake and negotiate a deal structure that met all of the shareholders’ objectives.
FirePower was engaged to prepare PrintFleet for a a sale, and guide the company through to closing. Weeks before closing, the buyer with whom PrintFleet signed an LOI following a competitive auction, a Japanese Fortune 500 company, terminated the deal because of an internal reorganization. FirePower re-ignited conversations with a US strategic who had done well in the auction, and closed without any major challenges at an attractive price, terms and conditions.