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Our financing team has extensive experience arranging bank loans and other financing sources.  These include:

• Standard commercial loans

• SBA loans with 10-25 year terms

• Mezzanine & Subordinated Debt

• Asset-based Loans (backed by A/R and Inventory)

• Purchase Order Loans

Transact offers active management of the process from engagement through funding.  Transact also offers Financial Analysis and Valuation Services:

• Formal valuations for partner buyouts or tax issues

• Informal valuation of your business or an acquisition target

• Review and Analysis of Financial Requirements, to include the recasting of financial statements

• Assess debt capacity and compliance ratios

Our Financing team is led by George Sydnor and Jim Sowers.

George SyndorGeorge Sydnor George joined Transact Capital in 2012 to open up the Roanoke Office. George brings over 17 years of Mergers & Acquisitions advisory experience and over 40 closed transactions to Transact. In addition to his advisory work, George has served as CEO of The McGraw Group, a regional industrial distribution company that he managed and grew over a 20 year period until its sale in 1998. George has an extensive knowledge of the manufacturing, mining and distribution industries, which is best represented by his role as Chairman of the Board for both the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and the Industrial Distribution Association. He has also served on various Boards of distribution companies in the industrial and electrical fields.

Mr. Sydnor earned a Civil Engineering Degree from the Virginia Military Institute and received an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. He also served in the Airborne Artillery FA and SAM units in the Army and National Guard for six years attaining the rank of Captain.

Jim SowersJim Sowers is a Managing Partner at Transact Capital. He has over 25 years of finance experience in acquisitions and capital markets, including investment banking experience with BB&T Capital Markets and Sovereign Advisors along with corporate experience including IBM, GE, PepsiCo, and LandAmerica. Jim spent eight years as an investment banker for BB&T Capital Markets and Sovereign Advisors where he specialized in restaurants and consumer products. He completed numerous transactions including IPOs, selling companies, strategic acquisitions, raising private debt and equity, fairness opinions, and business valuations. Jim began his career in the corporate world working as an engineer with IBM, in the treasury departments of IBM and PepsiCo, in corporate acquisitions with PepsiCo and LandAmerica, and in financial planning and analysis with PepsiCo and GE.  Jim earned his B.S. in Systems Engineering and a M.B.A. from Darden at the University of Virginia.

In addition to the below exclusive financings, Transact Capital has participated in sell-side transactions with the following financial institutions: Park Sterling Bank, SonaBank, Vantage South Bank, Southern Financial, Yadkin Bank, Direct Capital (a CIT Company), and Banco Popular.

Below are recently completed Financing transactions:

  • WR Ramsey Web Tombstone

    W.R. Ramsey & Associates Inc.

  • Southern Rewinding Bridge Loan Web Tombstone

    Southern Rewinding Loan

  • Boathouse CDB SPTC Park Sterling Financing - Web Tombstone

    Boathouse Group – Park Sterling

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    Pyramid Group

  • the-boathouse-short-pump-web

    Boathouse Short Pump

  • SML Financing

    SML Financing

  • BankofAmerica-AmFam

    Bank of America – American Family Fitness

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    Sona Bank

  • TheBoathouse

    Vantage South

  • First-Market-Bank-Virgina-Commercial-Finance

    First Market Bank

  • Sequel-Youth-Service

    Sequel Youth Service

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    Salem Halifax

  • JMC-Tool-&-Machine-Co_r2

    CIT Small Business Lending

  • Wayne-Feigenbutz-(RAM-Development-Corp_r2

    Wayne Feigenbutz

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    Crestmark Bank