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.
Orchard is an Ontario-based developer and distributor of cosmetics and personal care products with clients including brands such as Sephora and Macy’s. The founders engaged FirePower's M&A Advisory team to sell their company. As Shelley Wishart, co-founder and President said about the process and final result: "The Firepower Team found us a strategic buyer that fit with our objectives, which was no easy feat.…At all times, we were well supported by Alan and his team, which made the process much easier than anticipated.”
Last Call Analytics
When FirePower first met Last Call Analytics, the company was building custom big data analytics and visualization software platforms for frontline sales staff, primarily of beverage & alcohol distributors, but also for clients in other industries. Last Call needed capital to grow, as well as strategic guidance to develop a stronger revenue model and focused direction. FirePower invested both capital and hard work, shifting the revenue model, focusing its resources, and ultimately, helping the company achieve its potential.