Our services are designed to help your business grow and build significant value over time. Whether you need financing to expand your operation or you are in the process of transitioning ownership Bench Capital provides the following services to meet your needs:

Traditional Bank Financing

At Bench Capital, we expedite growth and transitions by providing access to capital for customers. We work with major financial institutions across Canada and the U.S. and in some cases globally. We source a suitable financial provider for your business based on company size, transaction type, location and industry.

Because of our experience, we know the specific criteria required by traditional financial lenders. This, coupled with our proven risk-assessment methodologies, increases the probability of approval.

Traditional financing products include:

  • Lines of Credit for Working Capital
  • Term Loans, One-Off or Revolving
  • Leasing or Equipment Financing
  • Trade Financing
  • Leasehold Improvements Financing
  • Financing of Insured Receivables
  • Standby L/C
  • Letters of Guarantee
  • Performance Bonds
  • Tender Loan
  • MBO or LBO
  • Share Purchase
  • Equity Take Out
  • VTB Take Out
  • Owner Occupied Real Estate Purchase or Construction Financing

Alternative Financing

A traditional funding source may not always be the best solution for your business. In such a case, Bench Capital engages its extensive network of alternative financing providers in Canada and the U.S. Prior to submission, Bench Capital conducts a thorough evaluation of your proposed financing to determine if your case is best suited to traditional or alternative financing. As a result, the probability of a declined application is significantly lower.

Alternative financing products include:

  • Asset based lending for inventories and receivables
  • Accounts receivables factoring
  • Subordinated debt or Mezzanine financing
  • SRED financing
  • Royalty financing

An Extensive Network of Partners and Funding Sources for Larger Transactions

To achieve client objectives, we leverage the expertise of our strategic partners in Accounting, Legal, Transaction Services and virtually all types of Funding. Bench Capital collaborates as a team to facilitate:

  • Complex mid-market deals
  • Management Buy Outs (MBOs)
  • Leveraged Buy Outs (LBOs)

Bench Capital is a financial advisory firm whose principal and founder, Alma Johns, has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and commercial banking as a relationship manager, credit analyst, underwriter and approver. She has been engaged in financing deals for more than 1,500 corporations and businesses, from multi-million-dollar deals to those involving only a few hundred thousand dollars. Each Advisor has over 20 years of experience in corporate and commercial banking and has been engaged in various forms of corporate finance transactions.

Private Equity

Bench Capital facilitates the purchase of ownership in Canadian companies by US Private Equity firms with billions of dollars for investment. These firms continuously look to invest in companies that have exceptional management team, has attractive growth potential and in need of capital and strategic support.

Understanding the Deal

Private equity deal requirements tend to be stringent and deals often fall through during the due-diligence process. Bench Capital helps qualified clients prepare their companies prior to sale. We are aware of the most common red flags and address these elements to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

For Private Equity Companies

We network with accountants, lawyers, bankers and other financial advisors to find the ideal firm for investment. We have access to a large database of companies, and are able to filter potential investees effectively until we find the most suitable company to complement your investment portfolio.

Private Equity Firms Funding Criteria

  • EBITDA of $1 million to $30 million
  • Enterprise Value of $10 million to $200 million

Investment Strategies:

  • Owner Liquidity
  • Management or Leveraged Buy Out
  • Growth or Expansion Capital
  • Corporate Divestitures
  • Recapitalization
  • Acquisition Funding

Target Industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Education & Training Software
  • IT
  • Clean Tech and Waste Management
  • Consumer Products
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Business Services