As part of its holistic approach, SFC can also help clients to execute their new financial strategy or proposal. This might include representing them to negotiate better terms with financiers, supporting and advising them through application reviews or leveraging vast industry networks to help them access new funding options.
SFC consultants also have senior industry knowledge of internal policies and procedures that is so invaluable to clients getting ready to face the due diligence, risk assessment and other review requirements that make up the rigorous application process.
Jeff’s expertise in these fields and in its ‘best practice’ processes guided us comfortably through the demanding task and within a far shorter timeframe than if we had attempted it ourselves
Jeff has substantial know-how and relationships in the banking world and drew on this to our benefit. He presented our case convincingly based on his understanding of what was important for both sides. As you can see, this has proven incredibly valuable to us
Every interaction with the bank was made easier with Jeff in the lead, from initial consultation through to final settlement
The outcome by far exceeded our expectations.
Through his expertise, strong negotiation skills and exceptional industry and market knowledge, Jeff negotiated funding levels and product lines that were best for our business and achieved a significant reduction in our interest rates and ongoing borrowing costs.
Jeff’s involvement has been invaluable
Given the negative attitudes of most lending institutions to vineyard loans, negotiations needed to be handled with expertise and finesse.
Jeff was extremely capable in leading these discussions on our behalf and was able to negotiate and obtain support from the Bank for “double” the level that we had originally sought.
Even though we went through a very difficult period, having Jeff champion our cause assisted us greatly and resulted in us forming a very strong relationship with Jeff and our Bank.
“He listened intently to our current situation and our requirements; more importantly he wanted to know about our future plans and aspirations”
“Jeff quickly found the right financing partner and worked with them to structure a loan for us that met our requirements.”
“As a result, we were able to significantly reduce our interest rate, thereby reducing our overall borrowing costs immediately”