Getting Back to Bank Financing

Financing Through an Asset Based Lender Instills Discipline in Businesses

Many small businesses (primarily those with less than $30M in revenue) are understaffed or have the wrong staff in their finance …More

2017…What Lies Ahead

With 2016 now in the history books, it’s interesting to look back and see if actual events followed their expected path or not, and then look to 2017 and portend …More

The Clean Sheet of Paper Approach

By Mark Hafner

Have you ever questioned why a particular policy or procedure was in place at your organization, only to hear “we’ve always done it that way”? That is my …More

Providing What Others Can’t Wins the Deal

Last year, Celtic was approached by a company in Oregon that is a co-packer for the food and beverage industry. They had violated financial covenants, had been asked to leave …More

Senior Debt vs. Private Equity

In the past 30-40 years, the private equity market has grown significantly. Although the essence of private equity, that of pooling resources together to buy controlling interests in privately run …More

Creating a Complete Solution

Not all deals are easy, but even the tough ones can close with a little creativity. At Celtic Capital, we thrive on creativity. One recent transaction illustrates this very point.

Steve …More

Looking Ahead to 2016

The beginning of a new year always brings with it a chance to reflect on the year gone by and to look ahead with optimism on what lies ahead.

In reviewing …More

The Other Side of Due Diligence

Anyone in or around the banking/lending business knows all about due diligence. Every firm may have their own spin to it, but most lenders’ due diligence processes are fairly similar. …More


Webster defines Differentiation as “…the process of making something different in some way; stating the difference or differences between two or more things…” Isn’t this the key in most businesses? …More

The Importance of Collections and How Receivables Turn

Turnover is a financial ratio which quantifies the speed at which a business collects its accounts receivable (A/R). For lenders, turnover relates to collections as opposed to the days sales …More

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