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Alternatives for commercial debt financing

Alternatives for commercial debt financing

Alternative debt instruments may enhance investment returns through increased financial leverage—are they right for you?

Grant Brown

Partner, Deal Advisory

KPMG in Canada


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What financing options are available?
Many people are familiar with traditional cash flow lending, including working capital or term loans. However, understanding less well known lending products, such as Asset-based Lending and Mezzanine/Subordinated Debt, is highly advantageous. This is especially true in a time when energy services companies are looking to access capital at all stages of the business cycle.

Companies must weigh the advantages and disadvantages of different commercial debt financing options, including the associated tax implications.

  • Working capital lending
  • Asset based lending
  • Cash flow based lending
  • Mezzanine/subordinate debt
  • Equity

Download the report to understand the financing options including the tax issues to consider.


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