Access to capital is essential to a company’s growth. However, sometimes the need to grow can hinder a company’s ability to meet traditional borrowing requirements. Bridge Bank can help by providing you access to additional working capital when you need it most. Bridge Bank serves a wide range of industries in all phases of their life cycle – from startup to later-stage established companies. It is our goal to help you maximize cash flow to increase your financial strength and flexibility. We offer customized banking solutions created specifically to help our business clients prosper.
Capital Finance Services Include:Invoice Financing
An invoice financing line of credit is a flexible lending program that provides access to working capital for companies experiencing sales growth, mergers, acquisitions, “turn-around” situations, or having difficulty qualifying for traditional bank financing. Invoice financing solutions offer flexible advance rates against collateral.
- No financial covenants
- Less reporting requirements
- Funding only when needed
- Competitive pricing
- Quick turn-around
Asset-Based Lending – A/R and Inventory
An asset-based line of credit provides working capital based upon your balance sheet assets. Asset-based loans offer more covenant flexibility than traditional financing.
Competitive advance rates, straightforward borrowing base that may include/allow:
- Government A/R
- Foreign A/R
- Extended terms
- Flexible financing covenants
Vendor Assurance Program
Bridge Bank’s Vendor Assurance Program (“VAP”) develops and provides financial solutions to equipment manufacturers, distributors, and dealers with their end-users. VAP streamlines your trade payables process and improves your company’s ability to obtain trade lines of credit.
Purchase Order Financing
Bridge Bank’s Purchase Order (“PO”) Financing develops and provides financial solutions to enable clients to secure inventory and fulfill customer orders.
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- Financing for speculative residential construction
- Multi unit residential projects
- Land acquisition and development
- Owner occupied and leased investment commercial construction
- Acquisition loans for owner occupied and leased investment properties
- Refinancing of commercial buildings
- Multifamily acquisition and refinancing
Lending Services Include:Lines of Credit
Formula Line of Credit
A formula line of credit is designed to supplement a borrower’s cash flow and is used for a more permanent source of working capital financing. Advances are tied to the company’s eligible accounts receivable and inventory. Each facility can be customized to provide a solution that meets your financial needs.
Non-Formula Line of Credit
A non-formula line of credit is designed to support short-term working capital needs, such as meeting payroll or taking advantage of trade discounts. This line of credit requires a zero balance for a specific period of time on an annual basis.
Corporate Credit Cards
A line of credit can be established for the purpose of issuing individual corporate credit cards. This allows for effective control of corporate purchases, travel and entertainment expenses and provides management complete flexibility in issuing and cancelling cards as needed.
Equipment financing can be used to purchase new equipment or to refinance existing debt.
Acquisition financing provides funds to purchase or merge with a competitor’s business. These funds allow for the financing that supports the buyout of existing owners and shareholders to acquire control of a company.
Real Estate Loans
Financing can be used to purchase or refinance owner-occupied commercial real estate.
Home Equity Lines of Credit
Home Equity Lines of Credit (“HELOC”) are available to Bridge Bank clients and are based on the available equity in your home.
Finance the sale of a company to the employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Cash Secured Facilities
A cash secured loan is designed for business owners needing to respond quickly to multiple situations and is customized for each borrower. These facilities are secured by your deposits and investments held at Bridge Bank.
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
An ESOP is a qualified retirement plan. It’s regulated by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor and came into being with the passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in the 1970s. The regulation is meant to ensure that the ESOP is used for the benefit of employees and that it’s not just a tool where a business owner can sell at an inflated price.
View our ESOP brochure (PDF)
Equity Fund Resources
- Capital Call Lines
- Management Company Flexibility Lines
- Treasury Management Tools
- Other solutions to finance expenses between funds
EFR is led by Michael David, a 20+ year banking veteran who has worked closely with Private Equity investors and the management teams of early- to mid-growth stage tech companies through the U.S. and across all sectors of tech.
View our Equity Fund Resources brochure (PDF)
If you’re looking for a resource and not just a bank, contact Michael at email@example.com or by calling 650.224.8096.
LSG provides term and revolving credit facilities to life sciences companies for a variety of purposes, including growth capital, working capital, refinancing, restructuring, recapitalization, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
LSG offers the following products and services:
Tailored credit solutions, including:
- Term debt
- Revolving lines of credit
- Equipment financing
- Treasury management
- International banking solutions
- Merchant services
- Enabling technology
- Drug discovery
- Surgical devices
- Implantable devices
- Non-invasive devices
- Specialty pharma
- Over-the-counter (OTC)
- Pharma services
View our Life Sciences Group brochure (PDF)
To speak with a banker that understands your unique needs, please contact:
Senior Vice President, Head of Life Sciences
SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending
SBA Lending Services Include:
- Preferred lender status – SBA approval in 24 hours
- Loans to finance
- Debt restructuring
- Business acquisition
- Equipment purchase
- Permanent working capital
- 90% financing on owner-occupied real estate
- Construction to permanent financing with one loan
- Loans for general use as well as special purpose projects
- Financing available throughout California
Small Business Banking brochure (PDF)
SBA Loan Comparison Sheet : 504 & 7(a) (PDF)
Lending Services Include:Credit Solutions
Working Capital Lines of Credit. This flexible revolving line of credit may be utilized to support increasing assets in a growing company. Lines may be formula-based or non-formula-based depending upon your business needs, and may help conserve cash and improve relationships with suppliers.
Equipment Financing. Bridge Bank provides term loans to finance purchase of equipment, acquisition of product lines or business operations, tenant or leasehold improvements, permanent additions to working capital, and to refinance existing debt.
Bridge Loans. Bridge loans provide short-term working capital that will bridge a company to a well-defined liquidity/equity event.
Growth Capital/Venture Debt. Allows companies to leverage their equity capital while adding “runway,” thereby providing the dual benefit of reduced dilution and the potential to achieve greater step-ups in valuation between equity rounds.
Corporate Credit Cards. A line of credit can be established for the purpose of issuing individual corporate credit cards. This allows for effective control of corporate purchases, travel and entertainment expenses and provides management complete flexibility in issuing and canceling cards as needed.
Asset-Based Lending Solutions. In keeping with our mission to accommodate a client’s unique needs, we offer asset-based lending in addition to traditional corporate banking solutions.
Technology Banking brochure (PDF)
- Preserves control and economic upside for investors, founders and employees, and is the least dilutive financing option
- Extends the cash runway of the company and supports the achievement of upcoming value milestones
- Offers a “bridge” between equity rounds - rather than issuing equity to finance upcoming growth, the company may be able to raise equity at a higher valuation after a key milestone has been achieved (thus further minimizing dilution)
- Supplements an existing equity round, allowing venture capital investors the ability to both leverage their investment – and preserve dry powder for future needs of the company
Venture Debt Structure: Characteristics of a Typical Venture Debt Loan
- Par amount – up to $50M or potentially greater with specific lenders and/or syndicates
- Total duration – up to 60 months
- Amortization structure – initial interest-only period up to 36 months, with level amortization thereafter
- Coupon, facility fee, and final payment fee – cost should be evaluated on all-in basis
- Warrants or success fee from 2-4%
- Security – typically a lien on all assets, other than intellectual property; negative pledge on intellectual property (other company-specific structures or carve-outs may be included)
Additionally, companies may be able to arrange lines of credit secured by accounts receivable, inventory, or PP&E.
Bridge Bank is one of only a few commercial lenders who has deep expertise in venture debt lending, and offers the flexibility in terms of deal size, repayment (duration, interest-only period), and cost structures (coupon, fees) that management teams need in order to maintain access to capital throughout the ups and downs of the growth cycle.