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J2 Sourcing able to invest and to capture a huge order

The company J2 Sourcing, that is based in Malmö and has 50 employees and annual sales of Skr 200 million, was able to capture a huge order equivalent to half of the company’s turnover. However, accepting the order required capital and obtaining a loan proved more difficult than expected.

Dared to accept the order

Facts

Type of business: Simple export loan
Amount: Skr 40 million
Maturity: 2 years
Guarantee: European Investment Fund 50 percent, SEK 50 percent

 

Facts

Type of business: Simple export loan
Amount: Skr 40 million
Maturity: 2 years
Guarantee: European Investment Fund 50 percent, SEK 50 percent

 

“We have a good relationship with our bank, but the risks led the bank to decline the loan. The new business opportunity came with significant production costs and required capital expenditure. Then by chance, I happened to get wind of SEK’s loan. I contacted them immediately and was quickly given a thumbs-up on a loan. This allowed us to dare to accept the order,” says Jesper Andersson, CEO of J2 Sourcing.

Requirements can vary. Companies may require capital for capital goods or wish to make new investments or establish operations in new markets. Foreign buyers can sometimes require longer credit periods which can be strenuous for cash flow.

“Our competitors are often large companies with entirely different financial capabilities to us. We can now offer the same payment terms as they can, making us more competitive.”

Jesper Andersson

Companies wishing to expand have large capital requirements. Even with positive earnings, many companies are declined by their bank if they lack adequate collateral.

The Malmö-based company J2 Sourcing, which distributes electronic components, took the opportunity to take advantage of SEK’s Simple export loan. The loan is aimed at exporters and their suppliers who have a turnover of at least Skr 200 million. A requirement for being able to borrow is that the companies have been profitable in each of the past three years.

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ulrika.virgin@sek.se

08-613 88 28

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