Blackstone’s New Acquisition in 2020

Let’s discuss Blackstone’s new acquisition in 2020. Global Supply Chain Finance Ltd. (GSCF) is a Swiss company specialized in servicing Supply Chain Finance (SCF) programs with the use of a highly advanced processing platform. GSCF is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

Alternative Distribution Financing Ltd. (ADF)-its financing arm is the subsidiary company focused on financing & providing a single-source solution for companies seeking all-inclusive Supply Chain Financing services

Key highlights

  • 29 years old company
  • Global coverage
  • Highly specialized service provider
  • Tool like GIS (GSCF Information System) & FAST (Financial Analysis and Spreading tool) – gives statistics relating to partners’ financial performance & trends for volumes, payment behavior

Services provided

Receivables Financing

AR Financing programs involve an originating Company (Vendor) and its Partners (Buyers). These programs can be financed by a third-party Funder and might include Credit Insurance coverage.

It includes below 3 types of financings

  • Distribution Financing
  • Factoring
  • Receivables Servicing

Payables Financing

Funder pays the Supplier on behalf of the Company earlier whereas the Company gets the extended payment terms & pays the Funder total invoice amount plus a program fee at the agreed maturity date.

payable financing
payable financing

Types of Services

Distribution FinancingFactoringReceivables Servicing
Parties involvedCompany, Funder, Partners, GSCFCompany, Funder, Selected Partners, GSCFCompany, Partners & GSCF
Nature of transactionsThe company sells receivables to the funder & collects them earlier, partners in return gets extended payment terms, paying the funder upon maturity dateThe company sells the receivables related to a portfolio of selective Partners to a Funder, which accelerates the collection to the company at a discount. Partners may or may not be aware of this arrangementGSCF owns the end to end administration of trade receivables of a Company, including invoices, reconciliation of partner payments, dilution tracking, credit analysis, rating, and monitoring of partners performance
Suitable forCompanies with high-volume sales, looking to grow sales while maximizing liquidityCompanies with high-volume sales with a portfolio of credit-worthy partners, seeking attractive short-term financing and an enhanced Balance Sheet.Companies with sizeable open-account trade receivables looking to streamline credit and collections tasks and enhance risk management.
Agreements signedCompany and funder execute a Receivables Purchase Agreement (RPA) and the partners sign a Payment AgreementCompany and funder execute a Receivables Purchase Agreement (RPA)Agreement between the Company & GSCF for outsourcing all credit and collections tasks

Thus Blackstone’s new acquisition in 2020 will go a long way in increasing its resources and earning potential.

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This acquisition of Blackstone will help in expanding its factoring business by leveraging the GSCF platform used and will help the working capital solutions program to grow globally.

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