Last Call Analytics
Last Call Analytics is the developer of a big data analytics and visualization platform for the beverage & alcohol industry. The company was transitioning from a project-based model to a SaaS revenue model. It planned to raise equity in a Series A to expand the sales funnel and convert existing contracts.
While a Series A was within reach, it would have caused dilution for existing shareholders and would have taken time.
FirePower's lending team recognized the company provided significant EV coverage and strong recurring contract value, combined with a well-marked pipeline for 2017 and a top-tier product.
The team quickly proposed a senior facility with a 12-month term (interest rate only, no warrants), which could be extended if recurring revenue milestones were met. This allowed the company to have the certainty of available capital as the business plan played out, while reducing interest cost as only a portion of the facility was required upfront.
CSR Cosmetic Solutions
The owner of CSR had taken over the business out of bankruptcy. After successfully building it into one of the largest cosmetic contract manufacturers in North America, he was ready for a well-deserved retirement. A previous sale attempt (by a top-tier accounting firm) was unsuccessful in 2015.
Our client, a software distributor, sought to optimize the pricing of its products and the incentives of its salesforce . Within the 3-month duration of the VMX exercise, EBITDA run-rate increased by 15%, with visibility into more increases down the road.