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Capitalizing on Opportunities

April 7, 2016
by: John K. Baldwin

Bridge loans have been used by many businesses to connect the gap between temporary shortage of funds and the gaining of requisite funds. This has helped many businesses avoid funds shortage and bankruptcy. In a way, many people in the business sector view bridge loans as an immediate source of significant funding to help propel a company forward during crucial times. Bridge loans are also effective vehicles to immediately capitalize on a purchase opportunity.

Some common bridge loan scenarios include:

Buying one property before selling another
Acquiring a commercial property
Rehabilitation of a property or addition of new structures
Expanding your business
New Investments
Leveraged Buyouts

In real property transactions, a bridge loan can give you a stronger negotiating position and enable you to buy a property without a contingency on the sale of your existing property. Whether it is through a commercial mortgage lender, an asset based lender or a venture firm, there are bridge loan sources in our directory of lenders.

In my 40 years of doing business, I've seen many investors capitalize on bridge loans and successfully use it to their great advantage. I founded the company bridge capital with the mission of helping... 

In over 15 years, Bridge Capitl has participated in the placement of over US$2 billion in high yield loans, and the acquisition of over $4 billion in high yield debt and$1.5 billion in distressed debt.

This article was written by Mr. John K. Baldwin, President and CEO of Bridge Capital, LLC, and Chairman, of Angkor Capital Specialized Bank. John Baldwin is a successful global entrepreneur, investor, and real estate mogul. John Baldwin is currently residing in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, but has businesses across Asia including Thailand and Cambodia.

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