Tradeplus24, the unique B2B structured lender that provides working capital facilities to SMEs and Mid Cap companies has diversified its investor pool further by adding two prominent large financial institutions to complement its existing key investor Credit Suisse. SIX Fintech Ventures, BVBV supported by Redstone, Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Capital Ltd (formerly known as SVC Ltd. for Risk Capital for SMEs) and several well- known angel investors participated in the Series A.
In addition, increased debt facilities from both Credit Suisse and Ruvercap will support the growth plans. The company has announced that it raised CHF120m in total but does not disclose how much of this money is granted as debt facilities and what amount has been raised as equity investment. As Tradeplus24 has already secured a credit facility of more than CHF100 million in 2017 the share of the credit facilities will be significant and the Series A will be in the range of typical rounds in this phase.
Launched in late 2016 and exclusively partnered with Credit Suisse and Switzerland’s largest insurance advisor Kessler & Co AG (Marsh Network), Tradeplus24 specializes in supporting SMEs & Mid-Market companies with their working capital financing needs by providing an innovative worldwide receivables backed lending solutions that makes raising funds simpler and more cost effective. The solution is part of Credit Suisse’s product portfolio for SME clients in Switzerland who are looking for flexibility when it comes to open receivables. Client feedback has been very positive.
“Adding SIX and Berliner Volksbank to our investor family is a truly great step for TP24, this additional growth capital will allow us to double down on our commitment to the Swiss market and also start our global expansion plan. We are also very pleased that both Credit Suisse and Ruvercap will provide additional debt capital to support this growth”, comments Ben James, CEO, Tradeplus24.
“SIX evaluated many lending companies and found TP24’s unique approach the most appealing, Tradeplus24’s commitment to supporting Swiss companies both exporting and domestically focussed with raising much needed working capital is very aligned to the goals of SIX”, says Ivo Ronner (Investment Manager, SIX Fintech Ventures).
(Press release - SK)