Private equity

Optimise the financing of your portfolio companies.

Private equity financing needs

Finance the organic or external growth of your portfolio companies
Increase the financial autonomy of your portfolio companies, in particular following a spin off or a carve out
Enable the financing of external growth or a new corporate project
Streamline the distribution of dividends to shareholders
Refinance your takeover debt
Limit your debt ratio

The benefits of factoring

  • Sustainable financing solution
  • Long-term confirmation
  • Off-balance sheet treatment in accordance with IFRS, French GAAP and US GAAP
  • Quick roll-out (circa three months)
  • Resilient to changes in shareholding

A closer look at factoring operations for private equity funds

Factoring s a secure strategy for financing cashflow requirements for B2B companies. It is a financing method increasingly being chosen by private equity funds for their portfolio companies.

Confidential factoring is considered to be more effective and reliable than revolving credit.

When should you consider factoring as a solution?

Before signing


Between signing and closing


At closing




Before an assignment


Business case

Our assignment

Research, tender process and implementation of an off-balance sheet factoring agreement in less than three months

What we did

  • Research and tender process with factors and credit insurers, in an emergency context (under three months)
  • Implementation of a syndication process due to the significance of the credit line requested (€400m)


Assignment of a large industrial group taken over by an investment fund


  • Business activities: glass packaging
  • Countries: five European countries
  • Clients: all types
  • Type of contract: Confidential balance assignment
  • Credit line: €400m
  • % of financing: 97% of assigned receivables
  • Cost: less than 1%
  • Term: five years
  • Credit insurance: delegated


To take receipt of the financing from the factor on the date of takeover by the investment fund, a prerequisite for completion of the takeover

Our added value

  • Faster decision-making processes: credit committee approval received in just four weeks
  • Support and consultancy offered to the client throughout the project
  • Weekly estimate of potential financing between signing and closing of the takeover, to secure the final transaction
  • Post-launch: annual optimisation of contract parameters (increase in the financing rate, cost reduction, optimisation of credit insurance to maximum off-balance sheet financing etc.)
  • Training of local teams
Contact us for the best solution for financing your accounts receivable.
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