7. What specific benefits are there to working with Nola Capital?
We provide our clients with two huge advantages. First, they can shift over to us a great deal of the time and effort
associated with arranging the financing necessary to complete a particular project. And secondly, we assist the client in
structuring the deal in a manner that best meets everyone’s objectives.
8. What do you require for an initial review of a project?
We are very selective in what projects we will accept. A thorough study will be made of a project before we will consider
entering into an Engagement Agreement. A well written executive summary and information proving up the project's
assets are required for our initial review.
9. Will you consider projects that have been turned down by other funders?
Yes. We will require an explanation of what the reasons were for you being turned down and who has previously looked at
your project but we understand that even some good projects have problems getting funded.
10. Do you do a lot of due diligence?
Yes. We can not help you if you are not able to provide complete information on a timely basis. We also require
information be presented in an organized, professional package supported by high quality data that does not require an
inordinate amount of time trying to put all the pieces together and backed up with a commitment from the client that they
will stay focused. We have a great deal of respect for our clients and their time and we ask them to respect the work load
we are carrying too.
11. Do you ever provide venture capital?
Yes. However, startups requiring equity capital and/or debt financing must be very strong candidates for alternative
12. What type of compensation do you receive at closing?
We charge industry-standard cash fees and we frequently take a portion of our compensation as a revenue participation in
13. Are you saying that your firm may be willing to accept the risk that a project will be a successful venture
after it is funded?
14. Why are you willing to take these risks?
First, it gives us credibility that we are serious about our ability to perform. Second, it assures clients that we are only
interested in high quality projects because our livelihood is dependent on their success. And third, we can increase our
long-term revenues by participating in a venture after it is funded.
15. What costs are there prior to closing a financing?
Your attorney's fees, engineering studies, accounting fees, due diligence costs, retainers, permitting, travel costs, etc.
must be paid during the underwriting process in order to conform to various protocols and regulations. These types of
costs are refundable out of the financing.
16. Do you provide an estimation of what these costs will be before starting the funding process?
Yes. We can give you a general idea of what the costs would be for completing a funding on your particular project.
17. When do you get paid your success fee?
It is paid at the time a client’s project is funded.
18. What size of project do you prefer?
Most of our financings run between $20 Million and $100 Million. We prefer a minimum of $20 Million but we will go as
low as $10 Million in special circumstances. There is no practical maximum. If there is going to be more than one round
of financing needed we will also take that into consideration.
19. What types of projects are you interested in doing?
We will look at any project that is legal and makes good business sense. The project may even be in an area currently out
of favor for traditional financing such as mining, energy, acquisitions, expansions, additional working capital, bankruptcy
reorganizations, turn-arounds, etc.
20. What types of projects are you not interested in doing?
Projects that are politically controversial or have an over reliance on subsidies for profitability.
21. How would we get started with you?
You first need to educate us on the size and type of project you are interested in getting financed. Assuming we felt that
we could be successful meeting your objectives, we would enter into an Engagement Agreement with you and proceed
with the financing process. All information submitted to us must be in an electronic format. We do not accept fax copies
or hard copies of documents. All information must be emailed only in Word, PDF, Excel or PowerPoint. Uncommon file
extensions that require specialized software will be rejected because they are too difficult to share.
22. Do you help revise our package if necessary?
We can make recommendations that will help you get it into a format that is acceptable for inclusion in the Master File
which is used for underwriting the financing request. You should also rely on your accountant for pertinent tax advice and
your attorney for pertinent legal advice.
23. Can you assist us in negotiations with our current lenders?
Yes. Performing this service is sometimes possible in situations where the client is in a bind because their current lender
is pressuring them to make substantial changes in their current facility or completely pay it off. The capital markets can
sometimes be accessed and the existing facility be extinguished with a new round of financing.
24. What accounting requirements do I have after I have received financing?
You will be required to maintain financial statements prepared in accordance with FASB standards.
25. Do you provide a confidentiality agreement?
It is no one else's business what you are doing and you deserve an ironclad assurance that your business information will
remain absolutely confidential. Your business with us is strictly private; our confidentiality agreement and our
Engagement Agreement both prohibit us from disclosing your name and information to anyone else.
26. How do you prefer to communicate with your clients?
Email is the best way to communicate because it is faster than trying to track someone down on a telephone and there is
a record of what was discussed. Every client should have their own dedicated Skype address available for conference calls.
27. Will you work with brokers?
We no longer accept any projects that are referred to us by brokers. All projects must be submitted directly from the
Nola Capital Corporation
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is Nola Capital?
Nola Capital is a privately held corporate finance firm established in 1978 and we are specialists in alternative capital
financing, distressed capital and non-conforming financial solutions. We have an international clientele in a broad
spectrum of industries. Depending upon a particular project, we may act as a funder, a table underwriter or a capital
partner when funding private or public projects. When acting as a funder, we finance a project with or without the
participation of industry partners. When acting as a table underwriter, we conduct the due diligence required to analyze
and underwrite a project and work with an industry partner to fund the project.
2. You have much more information on your website than other firms. Why?
Because it saves time. People can see what we do, what our general guidelines are and what they need to be able to do
in order to complete a funding. We do not want to waste anyone's time or money. We want to get projects successfully
3. Where do you prefer your clients' projects be located?
We currently fund projects from new clients only in the United States.
4. What do you do?
We direct capital into projects that can achieve specific objectives. Only after a project receives our firm's approval is an
industry partner or our own resources used to complete the financing process.
5. Who do you work for?
Our clients are individuals, companies and governmental agencies that are seeking capital.
6. Where do your clients come from?
Our firm works almost exclusively with existing clients but we do accept 1-2 high quality clients each year in the industries
we serve. Most of our new clients come to us by referral from existing clients. We also receive new clients from
accountants, attorneys, commercial bankers, corporate officers, industry partners and other professionals aware of our