"Alliance Capital Ventures consistently delivers value to their clients because they know the debt markets as well as anyone. They are professional, reliable and consistent."
Tom Carter, Managing Partner
"Alliance Capital Ventures has been a consistent resource and frequent provider of lease financing to emerging technology business funded by Edison Venture Fund and Emerald Stage2 Ventures during my tenure. I can always count on them to be prompt, constructive and efficient in developing funding alternatives for our venture backed portfolio companies."
Emerald Stage2 Ventures
Most start-up companies need to make capital expenditures to implement their growth plans. These same companies are typically concerned with conserving cash. Deciding to lease their equipment then becomes a strategic advantage. Leasing enables companies to get the equipment they need to grow and manage cash flow.
Developing companies can lease equipment through an application process that looks at its credit history. Companies backed by venture investors are able to establish larger lines of credit used for on-going equipment purchases.
Debt vs. Equity
As a company continues to grow, the need for capital may still be critical. Additional investor equity is a common solution, but increasingly companies are turning to term debt to help fund their growth. Loans backed by assets (accounts receivable, inventory or fixed assets) are the most common and frequently provide a cheaper source of funding than raising more equity and diluting shareholder value.
Middle market companies often find they need to make significant capital expenditures to take advantage of new opportunities in their market. They may be faced with a strategic acquisition opportunity that will enable them to scale the business to a new level. Funding expansion plans through new equity or cash flow are options, but using leasing , term debt or working capital lines often provide the most economical and substantial solutions.