Senior Stretch Loan


DEFINITION of 'Senior Stretch Loan'

A specific type of loan to a business entity, which possesses certain characteristics of both asset-based loans and cash-flow loans. Senior stretch loans are cheaper than straight cash-flow loans, since the borrowing company has a healthy balance sheet and generates sufficient cash flows to satisfy their obligations.

BREAKING DOWN 'Senior Stretch Loan'

Senior stretch loans usually provide financing that is equal to more than the total lending value of the borrower's current and fixed assets. However, the borrower must show the capacity to repay this type of loan either through high operational cash flows or a strong balance sheet consisting of a substantial asset base.

  1. Cash Flow

    The net amount of cash and cash-equivalents moving into and out ...
  2. Collateral

    Property or other assets that a borrower offers a lender to secure ...
  3. Loan

    The act of giving money, property or other material goods to ...
  4. Cash Flow Loan

    Borrowing cash typically to meet day-to-day operations or acquisitions. ...
  5. Clean Balance Sheet

    A company's financial statement that summarizes its assets, liabilities ...
  6. EBITA

    Earnings before interest, taxes and amortization. To calculate ...
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