Insights

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  • Elements of Strength
    The roots of our success lie in the strength of our family. While each of the Accord Financial businesses may have a unique approach, our promise to all is the same: listen, adapt, forge ahead. While current times are unlike any other, our foundation is strong. Please read our latest post entitled "Elements of Strength."
  • Why Hiring for Cultural Fit Matters
    At Accord Financial, a passion for change is what makes the company thrive. With this never-ending pattern of change, hiring the right person is crucial to the company’s continued success. Recently, we asked President and CEO Simon Hitzig why cultural fit matters and how to hire with this in mind.
  • Taking a multi-faceted approach to cyber security
    What has your company done to help avoid data breaches, phishing, and other operational risks? Make this the year your organization commits to a stronger, safer future.
  • Creating a powerful investor story
    Many companies struggle with their investor story due to a very simple reason: how to explain change. But when you tell a story that embodies challenges, you create an experience that resonates. Here's how to go beyond the numbers and tell a story that can convince an investor to partner with you.
  • Prove your company's value through storytelling
    The first step when looking for financing: Create a powerful brand story. Your story, and being able to articulate it, matters when looking for financing. A smart storytelling strategy can engage your audience, improve your ability to make a deal, and contribute to raising perceived value.
  • Driving Growth
    CapX closed six new platforms in the first half of 2019.
  • Hiring: VP, Business Development
    CapX is looking to bring in a new Chicago-based business development professional.
  • Transforming Decision Making in Middle Market Lending
    Eric Starr offers some provocative insights about moving from origination to funding all in a millisecond.
  • Eliminate Unknown Risks By Knowing Your Lender
    Middle market lending is as much an art as it is a science. Oftentimes when data discovery and exploration does an incomplete job of truly defining the company and its potential, there are intangibles that can make a company worthy of investment. Disclosure of these intangibles can make the business vulnerable, however, with the biggest threat from the most unexpected sources.
  • Defining specialty finance
    Recently, Steve Healey was a participant on the Specialty Finance Panel at iiBIG’s 2019 Private Debt Deal-Flow Summit. The first question was to really try and define what specialty finance entails as it represents a broad category of non-traditional lending.
  • CapX Wraps Up Equipment Financing for Food Packaging Company
    Combine a foreign ownership structure with complex financial statements and stand-alone financing becomes challenging. CapX broke through with a $9.8M lease financing package.
  • Workforce Management and Capital Equipment
    Recently, David Hawkins, CFO of El Dorado Packaging, a leader in innovative, customized packaging solutions, and Peter Washington, Director at CapX Partners, sat down to discuss Manufacturing 5.0. Their wide-ranging conversation covered everything from funding capital equipment to offshoring and new product development