SumUp Secures New US$100 Million Credit Facility from Victory Park Capital to Accelerate its Merchant Cash Advance Product
Aug 09, 2023
SumUp will use the credit facility to drive expansion of its merchant cash advance product and support UK-based merchants
LONDON and CHICAGO, 9 August 2023 — Global fintech company SumUp announced today that it has entered into a US$100 million credit facility with Victory Park Capital (“VPC”), a global alternative investment firm specialising in private credit. The credit facility will enable SumUp to provide advance payments to merchants based in the UK in the immediate term and in other European markets in the near future.
SumUp Cash Advance helps merchants finance their operations and seize growth opportunities for their businesses. The advances (of up to £20,000) are based on merchants’ payment history, and merchants pay back advances through payment acceptance with SumUp card readers, in a flexible and incremental manner. Furthermore, merchants pay a transparent, fixed fee for access to cash advances, and do not have to worry about encountering any hidden fees or monthly interest.
Marc-Alexander Christ, Co-Founder at SumUp, said, “Since SumUp launched in 2012, we have witnessed a transformative evolution in merchant needs. In response, we have continually invested in new, sector-leading innovations, from pioneering hardware to cutting-edge software solutions. We are thrilled to partner with Victory Park Capital, further enabling our mission of simplifying business operations for our merchants. Our cash advance product can support business growth in a transparent and fair manner, enabling merchants to continue doing what they do best, without having to worry about accessing funds. Feedback has been positive to date; merchants appreciate the simplicity of the product, the speed of payout, and its convenient way of paying back the cash advance via card reader sales.”
Jason Brown, Partner at VPC, said, “We are dedicated to supporting forward-thinking, innovative companies that enable wider access to financing solutions for small businesses. SumUp is a global fintech leader with a data-driven approach and product suite that matches the needs of modern businesses. We are delighted to partner with SumUp as they expand their offering and provide merchants with fair and clear, short-term financing amidst a challenging market climate.”
SumUp’s cash advance product is versatile, with a wide array of applications and potential use cases: it can be used to upgrade machinery and equipment, procure vital inventory in anticipation of busy periods, support transformative renovations to revamp facilities, or capitalise on strategic growth prospects. At a time when businesses are contending with a cost-of-living crisis, the cash advance product can also be used to deal with emergencies, such as unforeseen equipment break-downs, helping to alleviate short-term pressures.
SumUp is a leading global financial technology company driven by the purpose of levelling the playing field for small businesses. Founded in 2012, SumUp is the financial partner for more than 4 million small merchants in over 35 markets worldwide, helping them start, run and grow their business. Through its Super App, SumUp provides merchants with a free business account and card, an online store, and an invoicing solution – as well as in-person and remote payments seamlessly integrated with SumUp’s card terminals and point-of-sale registers. SumUp is committed to leveraging its success to make the world a better place: it has pledged to donate 1% of its revenue to support environmental causes and advocates for various educational and entrepreneurial projects around the world. In 2022 SumUp was recognised as a Top Global Employer for the LGBTQ+ community by the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. For more information, please visit sumup.co.uk.
About Victory Park Capital
Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC is an SEC-registered, established credit manager. The Firm was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional resources in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London. VPC provides custom financing solutions across the private capital spectrum, focusing on companies with strong corporate governance and a compelling growth trajectory. VPC invests in emerging and established businesses across various industries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.victoryparkcapital.com.
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