Washington, DC (October 3, 2011) – FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that Merchant Cash & Capital (MCC) has secured $25,000,000 in senior debt financing from Comvest Capital and Community National Bank. FOCUS represented MCC in the transaction.
Merchant Cash & Capital provides businesses with a unique type of funding that avoids the hassles often associated with traditional lenders. MCC buys a small, fixed percentage of future credit card revenues and advances that money up front. Businesses can use the money for inventory, marketing, expansion, renovation or simply working capital. Once the capital is available, MCC begins to collect a small, agreed upon percentage of daily credit card sales until the agreement is met.
According to Stephen Sheinbaum, MCC’s CEO, “Like the businesses we finance, we need resources to develop more programs and services for our customers and that is exactly what this new financing will allow us to do. FOCUS understood our business needs and helped us find the perfect lender.”
George Shea, FOCUS Partner, comments, “Comvest was the clear choice to be MCC’s partner. We were all impressed by their professionalism and flexibility, as well as the synergies they brought to the table through interaction with key portfolio companies.”
John Slater, FOCUS Partner and Capital Financing Team Leader, added, “MCC is a well-run, financially sound, but complex business. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, many of the lenders that had traditionally backed specialty finance companies had either gone out of business or pulled away from the market. Comvest has a great deal of experience in the specialty finance industry and was willing to dig in and expend the energy needed to understand MCC’s business model in depth.”
The Comvest Group is a leading private investment firm focused on providing debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies. Their team includes seasoned, senior level operating executives at all levels who partner with managers and owners of companies to grow businesses and create long-term value.
* These testimonials may not be representative of the experience of all clients; testimonials are not a guarantee of future performance or success.
About FOCUS LLC
FOCUS LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is a national firm serving clients from offices in major cities across the United States. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the U.S. and worldwide. FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit www.focusbankers.com