CapX Chooses Moody’s Analytics to Simplify Small Biz Lending

Equipment finance provider CapX Partners chose Moody’s Analytics RiskCalc Small Business solution to streamline and simplify access to capital for small and medium-sized middle-market businesses.

The solution leverages the RiskCalc platform to help small-business lenders determine the risk of credit default for private firms. The solution addresses one of the biggest challenges for lenders in this space: a minimum amount of readily available data on businesses seeking credit.

“The returns usually aren’t there to spend a lot of time and money performing deep dives on smaller companies, but using RiskCalc to adjudicate credit finally makes these smaller-ticket loans feasible for us,” said Eric Starr, a partner at CapX. “We have not been able to find a comparable tool that incorporates both trade line and financial statement data.”

“We are excited to collaborate with CapX in helping them expand credit access to a segment of traditionally underserved small and medium-sized borrowers,” said Ed Oetinger, director of Product Management at Moody’s Analytics. “Assessing the creditworthiness of small businesses in a cost-effective manner is one of a lender’s most challenging tasks. RiskCalc opens doors to firms like CapX to capture market opportunities that may previously have been viewed as too unprofitable to pursue.”

The solution’s small business lending framework analyzes multiple borrower data sources, such as financial statements, trade lines, and loan payment information, and uses extensive Moody’s Analytics research – including the world’s largest dataset of private company financial information and default rates – to provide highly predictive credit risk metrics.

Founded in 1999, CapX Partners is a specialty finance company that focuses on companies looking for debt financing in the $2 million to $20 million range. It provides senior loans and leases primarily to the manufacturing, distribution, technology, energy and healthcare industries.

Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions.

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