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Debt Growth Capital For SAAS Companies

Debt Growth Capital For SAAS Companies

Debt financing for Software as a Service (SaaS): Why Investors Should Pay Attention: Equity Returns for Debt Risk


The rapid evolution of Software as a Service (SaaS) reflects its increasing dominance in the tech sector. This shift has not only made SaaS companies more profitable and scalable but also resilient against economic downturns, as evidenced by consistent growth during the Great Recession. Such dynamics underscore the sector's robust potential and make it an attractive focus for both investors and businesses.


Alternative debt financing for SaaS companies offers a viable alternative to traditional equity financing, which often involves ownership dilution. This financing method allows SaaS businesses to secure essential growth capital while retaining more control over their operations and strategic decisions. The approach presents a clear value proposition to borrowers: lower capital costs and preserved ownership structures, which are crucial for companies targeting rapid expansion.


The investment landscape for SaaS provides compelling opportunities due to the favorable risk-return profile of specialized private credit strategies. Features like senior-secured loans, competitive interest rates, and low loan-to-value ratios make these investments attractive for those seeking high-yield returns with managed risks. This niche strategy allows investors to effectively capitalize on the ongoing growth and valuation expansions in the software industry.


Access the full report to explore the investment opportunities in the Software as a Service (SaaS) sector. Discover how alternative debt financing can empower SaaS companies and attract investors by offering significant returns with controlled risks. Uncover the advantages of private credit strategies in this dynamic industry.



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Table of Contents

  • The Software Evolution

  • Value Proposition to Borrowers: Preserve Optionality and the Cap Table

  • Why Investors Should Pay Attention: Equity Returns for Debt Risk




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Recurring Capital Partners


Recurring Capital Fund II specializes in debt financing for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies and other recurring revenue businesses. The firm focuses on high gross margin companies and provides senior secured, four-year term loans with warrant kickers, and all loans are floating. The cash on cash yield is in the low teens. Founded in 2016 in recognition that the migration from the license/maintenance to a subscription-based model enabled companies to service debt.

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