Essex Capital was founded by experienced corporate finance professionals who don't quit until the deal closes.About Us
Bob and Rob have a collective 70 years of
financial transaction experience
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Essex Capital Group is a family-owned corporate financial advisory firm founded in 2003. Since inception, the principals have arranged more than $850 million of financing for 130+ small and middle market companies located across the United States.
The firm specializes in helping business owners and CFOs navigate the ever-changing financial landscape. In the current environment, many businesses that have historically financed their operations through conventional bank deals simply cannot qualify under heightened regulatory scrutiny at the commercial banks.
If you have been turned down on a financing request by a bank underwriting department, Essex may be able to help arrange financing from a private, more aggressive "specialty finance company". These pools of capital are specifically organized to fund financing niches not serviced by commercial banks. Essex has cultivated a deep network of such financing sources for varying types of capital, industry, credit history and geography.
To request a no obligation review of your financial situation, simply click the link above and fill out a brief inquiry to which we will respond within 48 hours, or, alternatively, please call our office at (813)837-3500.
"We were fighting for cash for months and we were constantly turned down by banks and other financial institutions. We consulted with Essex Capital Group and they listened. They saw the potential in VoltAir and they believed in our dream! Thanks to Essex, VoltAir is able to turn on the heat again and is no longer burdened with cash limitations."
VOLTAIR PRESIDENT AND CEO
"We recognized an opportunity to vertically integrate our business through two pharmacy acquisitions. In hiring an investment banking firm to negotiate, structure and finance these transactions, we interviewed several firms. After a detailed review of available options, we chose to hire Essex Capital Group to lead the process.
Working closely with Rob and Bob over the last 6 months was a pleasure. They delivered on what they said they would do, and they exceeded my expectations in the level of professionalism, deal structuring creativity and tenacity displayed in getting a complicated transaction completed. We now consider Essex a vital business partner as we move forward with other growth opportunities."
I can’t stress enough how critical a partner Essex was in making this complicated deal happen. As a former 30-year banker and now Anderson’s CFO, I have a unique appreciation for the level of professionalism and steady hand Rob and Bob were able to provide while leading us through this deal.
CFO, Anderson Hydra Platforms, Inc., Anderson Crane & Bridge Technologies, Inc.
Rob...on behalf of my partners, please accept our most sincere gratitude for your proactive, consistent and always uplifting services. Between you and Bob, we felt well guided and...Essex delivered on its promises. We are very grateful for all you have done and look forward to celebrating our successes with you, and to continue using your excellent services in the future.
Atio USA COO
"Bob and Rob Swain of Essex Capital are a breath of fresh air in the world of corporate finance. Once they begin to know you and your business needs, they hone in on ways to help you. No task is too small or too big for their attention. Dealing with ESSEX has been a great pleasure. They have served my company very well and we are in their debt."
Owner Kingcom, LLC
"We hired Essex Capital to lower our cost of funds and unlock additional liquidity from our assets. Bob and Rob were successful in accomplishing both objectives, literally cutting our cost of funds in half, and we're now well positioned with ample liquidity to further execute our growth plan."
President, Cornerstone Industrial Minerals Corporation, USA
"Essex Capital took the time to visit our business on several occasions and asked all of the right questions, leading them to recommend a qualified lender with the appetite for our fast growing manufacturing business. Bob and Rob were extremely responsive and kept us well informed throughout the entire process. Essex Capital will be our first call for future funding requirements."
"In the 76 year old history of our family owned business, a family member has typically been in the leadership role of financing or refinancing initiatives. Today's financing dictates that you engage with professionals that understand your company's needs and also what will provide the most long term benefit for the company. Bob and Rob have been extremely instrumental and effective in our recent refinance and it is doubtful we could have achieved the outcome we achieved without their assistance, and in an unusual business and economic climate too."
Chairman, Wayne Oil Company (d/b/a Ballpark Stores)
"We feel the Swains really understood the company's past, present and future needs; were determined to deliver what Everglades Lumber needed. Their leadership, counsel and expertise helped us navigate through a complex re-financing of our debt that brought much needed liquidity to our company. Additionally, this deal cut our cost of capital by more than 50%. This partnership will be essential as we continue to grow our company. The Swains, or as we like to call them, Uncle Bob and Cousin Rob are now considered part of the Everglades Family."
President, Century Everglades, LLC
"BookIt.com has been operating for about 10 years without taking on outside capital. We're excited to have secured funding needed to open up additional opportunities and continue our strong growth trajectory. I'd like to thank Essex Capital, as their wealth of knowledge and connections in the small to midsize debt markets proved invaluable for us. Bob and Rob know how to get a deal done."
Vice President of Business and Finance, BookIt.com, In
"Bob and Rob, congratulations, this would not have closed without your hard work. On a few occasions I have done deals and thought it was easy money for the intermediary since they made the introduction and did not have much input into closing. Well you guys have certainly earned your keep! I thoroughly enjoyed working with both of you, you are both professional and very level headed when it comes to what is reasonable for both sides."
Originator, Monroe Capital, LLC
"Bob and Rob are extraordinary professionals. Their detailed, thorough approach to understanding our unique business resulted in Essex delivering a very specific solution that met our financing needs to fuel our expansion. We view this relationship as an important partnership that will allow for Chrome's continued growth for years to come."
CEO, Chrome Capital, LLC
"These guys from Essex Capital took me to school on getting financing! They were there to negotiate and offer good solid advice during the entire process. I am certain that I got the best possible result because I had them on my team. Thank you Bob and Rob for being examples of honorable business men."
President and CEO, Spevco, Inc.
"We were attempting to reposition our company for growth in a very difficult banking environment. Essex devised the right structure and made it happen. We could not have done it without their knowledge and hard work."
President, Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.
"Custom Logistics needed a solution to enable new growth, and Essex offered solutions to fit our capital requirement needs. Essex was the partner we had been looking for to help us move forward in growing a solid, successful business."
President, Custom Logistics
"Thank you for all the hard work that you devoted to making this deal work...Your expertise and vigilance helped us complete an $11.5 million recapitalization in less than 2 months from start to funding."
CEO, Phenix Supply Company
"Essex Capital provided QTSI with excellent financial consulting advice and professional services. Their expertise in negotiating delicate financial matters has enabled QTSI to make significant improvements in planning for future profitability and growth."
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Quantum Technology Services, Inc.
"We are thrilled with the deal Essex brought to us. We had been factoring our accounts receivables, and Essex sourced a more dynamic line of credit solution that improved our working capital and effectively cut our cost of capital in half. Essex became a trusted member of our team and provided invaluable advice in other areas of operations as well. The firm delivered on everything they set out to accomplish, and I would highly recommend Essex to my friends and business associates."
CEO, Flamingo Products of South Florida, Inc.
Faced with an existing bank facility that was limiting our line of credit availability, Essex was able to arrange an ABL solution that allowed for a significant liquidity improvement. With the new line, Cole will have the extra capacity to execute our growth plan moving forward. Essex was successful in delivering the exact financing indicated up front.
President & CEO, Cole Industrial & Technical Supply, Inc.
"Essex Capital played a crucial role in helping our company obtain the capital we needed to continue to grow. In less than 12 months, they assisted us in putting in place an asset based loan program that provides us with working capital necessary for us to continue our revenue growth, and also executed a longer term financing program that gives us the financial strength we need to take advantage of market opportunities that exist for us both now and in the future."
President, Flagship Brands, LLC
"Essex proved to our firm an invaluable partner in securing the financing necessary for us to continue to grow. Their insights, coaching and connections made securing our credit facility possible. From our initial conversation, we felt Essex was fully engaged to help us. They went above and beyond our expectations. They were 100% responsive, proactive and kept us informed of their progress. Without a doubt, we would work with them again."
CFO, Omnisolv, Inc.
"Our company, like all automotive companies, went through very tumultuous times in the last couple of years...we hired Essex Capital to help us find cost-effective alternative sources of funds. From Day 1, Essex introduced us to several potential lenders and patiently helped us evaluate the pro's and con's of each alternative...With their help, we were able to negotiate a very competitive proposal which strengthened our balance sheet while allowing us to invest in our business and bring it back to profitability. We look forward to work with Essex again in the future."
CEO, Sabo USA, Inc.
"We are very pleased with the financing arrangements that Essex Capital was able to secure for us. The firm worked diligently to move our deal along at a fast clip and engage the right lenders for our company. The principals' knowledge of available financing opportunities through their extensive network of lenders proved invaluable to our organization. They succeeded in positioning the company for growth in an obviously difficult financial market environment."
CEO, Billhorn Converters, LLC