BUSINESS

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PRODUCTS

Bridge Financing - Services

Purpose: To provide capital for the acquisition of inventory and the payment of labor used to satisfy a signed contract for services

 

Types of Services: Construction, Landscaping, Repair, Government Contracting, IT or administrative services, etc.

 

Geography: National

 

Term: Up to 2 years

 

Investment Type: Direct

 

Loan Amount: Minimum $1,000,000 Maximum $3,000,000

Baked Goods

Bridge Financing - Goods

Purpose: To provide capital for the acquisition of inventory and the payment of labor used to satisfy a signed contract for the delivery of goods

 

Types of Goods: Food products, furniture and home goods, technology products, etc.

 

Geography: National

 

Term: Up to 2 years

 

Investment Type: Direct

 

Loan Amount: Minimum $1,000,000 Maximum $3,000,000

This is a summary of some, but not all of the terms and conditions upon which the Black Economic Development Fund would be willing to provide financing. All financing is subject to BEDF underwriting standards and guidelines, internal BEDF credit approval, and availability of funding.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

(BORROWER REQUIREMENTS)

USE OF PROCEEDS

The proceeds are not intended for use as general working capital for the company. The term of the loans will be 5 years or less and the intended use is to provide bridge financing for a specific transaction or contract.

 

Eligible transactions could include:

  • Contracts for the delivery of finished goods

  • Contracts for the delivery of services with payment upon completion

  • Letters of credit or cash credit requirements connected with the execution of a specific contract

EXPERIENCE

Experience: For-profit operating businesses with more than 10 employees.

  • Business in operation > 4 years

  • The borrower must be a corporate entity

  • No sin businesses

  • Annual revenues >$2,000,000

  • Positive historic financial performance (sales growth, profits)

GUARANTORS

All products will require full (100%) recourse to the Borrower (corporate entity) and personal guarantees of the business' owners (>20% ownership). Exceptions to guarantees are considered on a case by case basis.

  • Revenue requirements: Loan amount no greater than 25% of actual sales of most recent fiscal year

  • Liquidity: In aggregate, guarantors must demonstrate minimum liquidity equity to 25% of the loan request

  • Credit score: For anyone who owns more than 20% of the company, credit score > 600

ELIGIBLE 
COLLATERAL

Assignment of proceeds from financed contract required.

 

Corporate balance sheet, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, and cash may also be accepted.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

​​The following documents will be requested during the underwriting process. These documents are not required in order to start an online application.
 

  1. Two-three years of financial statements for the business, including statement of income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statements.

  2. Internal inter-year financial statements within 90 days.

  3. Statement of Contingent Liabilities of Business Owner/Guarantor

  4. Proof of Liquidity for Business Owner/Guarantor in the form of bank or account statements. Waived if financials are audited.

  5. Credit Report or Credit Report Authorization within 6 months of funding Business Owner/Guarantor.

  6. Credit references from previous lenders for Corporation and Business Owner/Guarantor.

  7. Documentation of the specific contract for which the Fund is providing bridge financing.

 

The investment pools sponsored by LISC are available only to eligible investors, are offered only pursuant to their official offering documents, and are managed by LISC Fund Management, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LISC.  LISC Fund Management is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  Registration of an investment adviser with the SEC does not imply any level of skill or training. Please visit the SEC’s website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov to see LISC Fund Management’s Form ADV, which contains important disclosures, including further disclosures about material conflicts of interest, risks, and limitations associated with LISC Fund Management.