ENCINA BUSINESS CREDIT PROVIDES $30 MILLION
CREDIT FACILITY TO VERTEX ENERGY
Chicago, IL – February 8, 2017 – Encina Business Credit, LLC (EBC) announced today that it has provided a $30 million senior secured credit facility to Vertex Energy, Inc. (Vertex). The financing, which is comprised of a revolving line of credit, a funded term loan and a delayed draw term loan, will be used to refinance certain of the company’s existing indebtedness and to provide working capital for growth. Based in Houston, Vertex is a leading environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products.
Launched in March 2016, EBC is an independent asset-based lending platform targeting middle-market borrowers in the U.S. and Canada that cannot obtain required financing from traditional banks. The firm provides revolving lines of credit and term loans ranging in size from $5 – $50 million and secured by accounts receivable, inventory, machinery & equipment and real estate. The platform lends to both privately-owned (sponsor and non-sponsor) and publicly-traded companies across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, automotive, oil & gas, services, distribution and consumer products. Borrowers use loan proceeds to fund working capital, acquisitions, refinancings, growth, restructurings/turnarounds, debtor-in-possession (DIP)/exit financings and other special situations. Positive cash flow is not a requirement.