New Line Increases Working Capital Borrowing Eligibility
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2009) – Reed’s, Inc. (NASDAQ: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that the Company has closed a financing Agreement with GemCap Lending I, LLC (“GemCap”) for a $3 million revolving credit facility, secured primarily by its accounts receivable and inventory. The GemCap facility will replace Reed’s existing credit facility. The new senior revolving facility reflects improved eligibility and reduced reserves on Reed’s collateral base for borrowing.
“This financing transaction is a component of our strategy to provide adequate working capital to fund the business opportunities currently on our plate,” commented Jim Linesch, Chief Financial Officer of Reed’s, Inc. “These funds will support our new fast growing private-label business as well as our branded products. Reed’s sales pipeline has never been stronger, and we are looking forward to solid growth and a record year in 2010. GemCap will be a good partner to help fund our growth plans.”
“Reed’s is a welcome addition to our portfolio companies”, commented David Ellis, Co-President of GemCap Lending I, LLC. “They fit our desired profile of a company that is well positioned, with strong potential for increasing success. We are impressed by the integrity and intensity of the management as they pursue their goals. They also have great products that we know well.”