Gibraltar Spotlight: New SVP Bruce Mettel

Gibraltar Business Capital welcomes Bruce Mettel as its newest SVP and Account Executive, helping to underwrite and manage Gibraltar’s continuously expanding portfolio of asset-based credit facilities. Bruce is a seasoned credit professional with over 25 years of asset-based lending experience in both banks and finance companies. His roles have been diverse, including field exam, underwriting, relationship management and workout positions, … Read More

Gibraltar Partners with Sports Equipment Company

Building a successful company takes hard work and solid planning. Sometimes it requires a change in direction to follow consumer buying trends and find your sweet spot in the market. Gibraltar is experienced at dealing with companies in transition and other financial professionals who help guide these companies. Recently, a turnaround consultant brought Gibraltar together with their client, an industry-leading … Read More

How an Asset Based Lender Evaluates Your Accounts Receivable

Gibraltar - How an Asset Based Lender looks at your Accounts Receivable

There are a few terms and concepts that it’s helpful to know when you are applying for an asset-based loan based on your accounts receivable. This knowledge can help you understand what to expect from the process and, ultimately, the terms of your loan facility. How Much Can You Borrow The first thing an asset-based lender will need to determine … Read More

“Gibraltar Moves Quickly and Digs Deep to Surface Liquidity”

Gibraltar Moves Quickly and Digs Deep to Surface Liquidity

Industrial Value Partners Chose Gibraltar for Their Newest Venture  Industrial Value Partners (IVP) is a private equity firm focused on the textiles industry.  According to IVP partner Rod Grandy, “We are active owner/operators who are heavily involved in the management of the firms we purchase. We have a specific game plan in mind when we buy companies and we take … Read More

Understanding Equipment Appraisals

Understanding Equipment Appraisals

Asset-based loans are generally supported by working assets, such as inventory and accounts receivables. However, in some cases, these may be combined with fixed assets such as equipment for increased borrowing capacity. If you have valuable equipment in good condition that is earning income, you may be able to include it in your ABL (asset-based lending) collateral. In this case, … Read More

ABL Inventory Evaluation

Inventory is one of the most important categories of business assets that can be used as collateral for an asset-based loan. When you’re planning to apply for this type of alternative financing, it’s helpful to have some perspective on how your asset-based lender (ABL) looks at the value of your inventory for use as collateral. How Inventory is Valued in … Read More

Gibraltar Business Capital Announces Another Increase in its Credit Facility with Wells Fargo

gibraltar credit line increase

Growing asset-based lending leader adds financial resources for second year in a row Gibraltar Business Capital, an industry leader in alternative financing for middle-market businesses, announced an increase in its credit line with Wells Fargo, N.A. In 2018, Wells Fargo raised Gibraltar’s facility from $75 million to $100 million. This new increase takes the line up to $125 million, giving … Read More

How Can Inventory Management Affect the Size of Your Asset-Based Loan?

Gibraltar - How Can Your Inventory Management Affect the Size of Your Asset-Based Loan?

An asset-based lender (ABL) looks at different types of assets in your business that can be used as collateral for a flexible financing solution. The size of the credit facility you can access—your borrowing base—will depend not only on the dollar value of your assets, but also on how well they are being managed to create profit for the company.   … Read More

What is Inventory Management & Why is it Important?

What is Inventory Management

Whether you’re a manufacturer or distributor, effective inventory management is critical to the financial health and success of your business in many ways, some of which you may not even have considered before. For example, if you ever need working capital or funding for growth, your inventory could be used as collateral for flexible financing…but only if you know what … Read More

Gibraltar Continues Business Development Expansion with New Northeast SVP, Tony Vassallo

New Business Development Officer Tony Vassallo

Gibraltar welcomes Tony Vassallo as the newest veteran specialty-finance expert to join its experienced and dynamic Northeast regional business development team.  Tony brings over 25 years of asset-based lending experience to Gibraltar. He prides himself on providing honest and practical feedback to prospective clients and referral sources. This, he believes, is a major source of his success in developing close … Read More