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The Kentucky Business Investment Program

On November 22nd, the KEDFA small business loan program was discussed on our blog. Let's take a look at another valuable financial resource for Kentucky businesses: the Kentucky Business Investment Program ("KBI"), also administered by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority. More >

Equity Contribution Requirements Dropping in Large-Market Buyouts

According to Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation, which provides market information and analysis for the credit industry, the balance of power in large-market buyout negotiations has shifted. As economic conditions in the U.S. improve, we appear to have entered a stronger credit cycle, according to the RLPC. Add to that a shortage of availability in mergers and acquisitions, and sponsors of leveraged buyouts are pushing for more advantageous terms. More >

SEC Lifts Private Placement Advertising Ban: How Will it Work?

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced what promises to be a fundamental change in the way small business startups can raise capital from private investors. Before this change, SEC financial services regulations, particularly Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, have prohibited solicitation or general advertising of private placements in an effort to seek capital investments. In an effort to comply with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, the new rule will permit the advertising of private placement offerings as long as two conditions are met. To simplify: only “accredited” purchasers will be allowed, and no “bad actors,” as defined by the Dodd-Frank Act, will be allowed to advertise. More >

Asset-Based Loans: An Asset to Your Business

Asset-based lending was once the black sheep of financing. It was a last resort for companies and often signaled their demise. However, asset-based lending has shed its bad reputation in recent years, thanks to both the evolving sophistication of asset-based lenders ("ABLs") and the recession's blow to businesses everywhere. More >

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