Hospitality and Bar Finance (SIC 56101)

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What is Hospitality and Bar Finance?

We work with bar and pub chains who are in the hospitality sector. We have helped with the financing of acquisitions, management buyouts, growth, and working capital of their businesses. Many bar chains do not own property but have short-term leases, there is no large business to business debtor book and transactions are usually with the public – this means that traditional types of finance are not easily available. We work with bar, restaurant and pub chains in order to find a financing option that suits their needs.

Hospitality and Bar Finance

Trade Finance Global has extensive expertise in the bar, restaurant, pub and other hospitality focused chains and our clients can be confident that we are well positioned and are central to the industry. We work with a wide array of funders in the market and can assist in looking at the security structure and communicating the needs of a business to a funder. Finance in bars, pubs and the hospitality sector is generally seen as difficult debt due to the public facing nature of the business and a company sometimes not owning the premises.

The funders that we work with have an in-depth knowledge of the hospitality market and we are able to assist in offering flexible finance arrangements that work with different types of companies to suit their specific needs. We have worked with one owner restaurants to large established bar chains. Our aim is to see every client as an individual as we understand there are always differing needs. In doing so, we structure a suitable finance package to suit the needs of a client.

Hospitality Finance and Bar Finance Requirements
  • You are looking for a debt (or loan) finance facility
  •  You have an established trading company in the hospitality or short-term sector
  •  The business is creditworthy
How the transaction works

When a hospitality company such as a bar, pub or restaurant chain trades and expands, the company sometimes seeks further finance by way of working capital, general expansionary short-term or even an MBO at certain points in its life cycle. Access to this finance can usually prove complicated as most of the customers are individual consumers and pay on receipt of consumer purchases. Thus there are no business debtors or receivables to fund against. Usually, there are also no assets that are held by the company, but there are short-term leases on property, so a funder has to understand what they are financing, how it is secured and how money is to flow into the company.

What is the SIC Code for Hospitality and Bar Finance?

The SIC Code is 56101 (Licensed restaurants)

Other SIC Codes that could also be used are:

  • 56301 Licensed clubs
  • 56302 Public houses and bars
  • 55100 Hotels and similar accommodation

restaurant hospitality finance

Case Study

A new facility allowed growth and flexibility in the way in which the business moved forward. The bar game is not an easy one and so speaking to people who had an understanding in the sector of restaurant finance was really helpful.

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Benefits of Bar finance and hospitality finance

  •  No security or directors guarantee required
  •  Invoice discounting or stock finance available even if the banks may have refused and there are limited secured assets under company ownership
  •  Specialist funders and advisors in the bar finance sector
  •  We work as quickly as you can – get finance in less than 24 hours

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About the Author

Mark heads up the trade finance offering at TFG where his team focuses on bringing in alternative structured finance to international trading companies. Prior to joining TFG (, Mark qualified as a lawyer with a top ranked global trade and structured commodity finance team.

Mark has previously advised commodity trading firms, banks and alternative capital providers on international structured trade financings, pre-export, prepayment and limited recourse structures – notably in the oil, soft commodities and metals sectors. This has included mining finance projects, structured letter of credit facilities, receivables discounting and forfaiting agreements.

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