CAN Capital to Grow Team and Business with New Facility
CAN Capital announced today that it agreed to a financing transaction of up to $287 million, provided by Varadero Capital. This is CAN Capital’s second facility with Varadero Capital. The first one came in July 2017. This financing will be used to fund more small business loans and to invest in talent and technology to enhance customer experience. The company plans to grow the size of its team with this new facility.
“We look forward to utilizing this funding to expand our ability to provide access to capital for small businesses, enhance our technology stack, and continue to build a dedicated, customer-driven team,” said Parris Sanz, CEO of CAN Capital.
CAN Capital also announced today that it has now provided small businesses with access to over $7 billion of working capital through more than 190,000 funding transactions with over 81,000 small business owners.
“Reaching $7 billion in working capital is a significant milestone for us,” Sanz said. “We are excited to use our deep experience and data to enable even more small business owners to grow with streamlined access to capital.”
CAN Capital makes business loans from $2,500 to $250,000 that last between 6 and 18 months. And they provide merchant cash advance financing, also from $2,500 to $250,000. They also work with broker partners to fund deals.
Founded in 1998, CAN Capital is among the oldest alternative lending companies. After an issue plagued them in 2016, the continued growth and confidence in the company from Varadero Capital is noteworthy. The company is now growing when it was making layoffs less than two years ago. Currently, CAN Capital’s headcount is 142.
“Since our initial facility, we’ve been impressed by the work ethic and dedication of CAN Capital’s staff, which have driven consecutive quarters of business growth and boosted confidence in the company’s fundamentals,” said Fernando Guerrero, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Varadero Capital.Last modified: September 5, 2018
Todd Stone is a reporter for deBanked.