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Asset Based Lending

Asset Based Lending (ABL) is a type of financing in which a business uses its assets, such as inventory, accounts receivable, and fixed assets, to release working capital.

It can provide businesses with the capital they need to fund growth and expansion, purchase inventory, or cover operating costs.

Asset based lending funding

What is Asset Based Lending?

Asset based lending blends invoice finance with funds released against other business assets, such as stock, property, plant and machinery, providing additional capital than invoice finance alone.

It is an excellent option for businesses looking to finance a management buy-out/buy-in, a merger or an acquisition. Alternatively the extra funds can be used as a contingency, providing additional working capital as and when required.


What are the benefits of asset based lending?

  • Higher levels of funding than invoice finance alone
  • Release working capital against both stock and property
  • Additional funding stream available for plant and machinery
  • Top-up cash flow finance
  • Financial stability of an independent and well-capitalised FTSE 250 company
  • A bespoke solution, designed around your specific requirements

Is it suitable for my business?

Asset based lending is primarily used by larger companies with an annual turnover in excess of £5m+, that are looking to access funding secured against outstanding customer invoices, property, stock, plant or machinery.  

It enables you to raise between £1m and £65m, ideal for businesses looking to release working capital to expand, restructure or refinance.

ABL helps UK manufacturer thrive

How we are supporting UK businesses

We are recognised in the industry as a lender that can fund even the most complex of deals and as such, Close Brothers has helped many UK businesses achieve higher levels of capital to facilitate strategic events and support corporate objectives.

Asset based lending diagram

ABL funding structure

Our approach is fully bespoke and based on the specific requirements of the transaction and the structure of each business. We fund against both inventory and property on a flexible basis and up to 90% prepayment on accounts receivable.

We are also able to offer an additional funding stream for plant and machinery through our asset finance division, Close Brothers Asset Finance.

For businesses with proof of strong cash generation in the past and with positive cash forecast for the future, a cash flow loan may also be available to top-up funding where required.


Award-winning service

Close Brothers Invoice Finance has been named Best Asset Based Lender and Best Factoring & Invoice Discounting Provider at the Business Moneyfacts Awards 2023.

The Business Moneyfacts Awards are recognised industry-wide and celebrate excellence across the business and finance sector. The awards acknowledge the outstanding service and products we offer to our invoice discounting, factoring and asset-based lending clients.

Contact us to to discus your specific business needs

* Please note our minimum criteria is a projected turnover above £750k. It may be difficult for us to assist if you are below that level.

Contact us

Close Brothers Invoice Finance
Ridgeland House
165 Dyke Road, Hove
East Sussex, BN3 1UY

T: 0127 305 9530 *

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