For Medium Sized Companies
- $1 – $3 million transactions
- Senior or subordinate loans for industrial sector businesses
- 2–5 year loans, 4–8% interest rate
The Atlanta Advantage Loan Fund is a revolving loan program for businesses in census designated low-income neighborhoods. The Fund was launched in 2015 through a partnership with AEMI, SunTrust Bank and Advantage Capital Partners and enables businesses to receive loans ranging from $1-$3 million for the purchase of equipment or machinery; working capital; training and recruitment; acquisition and/or renovation of property; and leasehold improvements.
How Does it Work?
Businesses in designated underserved neighborhoods in Atlanta may apply for senior term loans fully secured by assets or subordinate term loans that may have some collateral but not fully secured. Security may include all assets of the borrower including accounts receivable and inventory, equipment, real estate, and personal guarantees. The term loans will range from $1,000,000-$3,000,000, with interest rates of 4% to 5% on senior debt or 6% to 8% on subordinate debt. Terms will range from 24-48 months on senior debt and 36 to 60 months on subordinate debt.
Who Are the Eligible Applicants?
Eligible borrowers include manufacturers, distributors, and service providers, with the target being established businesses with a track record of sustained revenues and profits.
Are There Any Excluded Borrowers?
Yes: hotels, restaurants, and most retail operations, start-ups and early stage businesses of all types, financial services providers, golf courses, tanning salons, gambling establishments, and liquor stores will be ineligible for the program.