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"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."

Julius Davis


"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.

Todd Lumpkin

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.

Gino Brenzini


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.

Bob Kingery

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.

Bruce Addington

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.

Fred Brown

CFO, All Craft Marine d/b/a Century Boats

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.

John C. Strickland

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.

Ovi Vento

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.

Tom DiBacco

Vice President of Business and Finance, BookIt.com, Inc.

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.

Lori Potter

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.

Peter Wasmer

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.

Marty Tharpe

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.

David Dunn-Rankin

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.

Ron Ezell, Jr.

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.

Robbie Freeman

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.

Freddie "Chick" Garcia Jr.

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Quantum Technology Services, In

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.

Tonny Arias

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.

Michael Torres

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.

Hugh Gaither

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.

Michael Vines

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.

Reinaldo Panico Peres

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.

Jeff Billhorn

CEO, Billhorn Converters, LLC

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