West Plains Transport, Inc.
Financing Amount: $1,655,000 Financing Date: December 6, 2017
About The Company
West Plains Transport, Inc. (“WPT” or the “Company”) had its first beginning with its founders and owners Gary Dunn and his wife Barbara Dunn. After graduation, Gary and Barbara started a farming and harvesting business in Plains, KS and was successful for twenty-five continuous years afterwards. In order to expand on their business, Gary and Barbara started West Plains Transport, Inc in 1997 to fully utilize the equipment and haul grain in addition to other products. Now, WPT services multiple clients with its fleet of thirty-five trucks/trailers and drivers and services clients all the way from milk to grain and continue to provide its top-tier transportation services to Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.
With the increased success of their business and demand of their services, the Company needed a structure that was appropriately priced, scalable for their future and accommodating to their industry. In order to not strain their cash flow and provide enough working capital to bring on more drivers and trucks, WPT needed to lower their cost of capital and bring in additional working capital.
Alantes closed a $750,000 accounts receivable line of credit in addition to a $905,000 machinery and equipment term loan based on the existing fleet of trucks in order to refinance current debt to a lower cost of capital and provide crucial working capital to the Company. “Alantes was pivotal at this stage in our company’s growth and operations.” said WPT’s President and Owner Gary Dunn. “The financing that Alantes provided eased our financing structure and really helped establish the groundwork for our business to flourish. I look forward to working with the team at Alantes in the future as we continue to grow.” Furthermore, Alantes was able to negotiate a successful discounted payment with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This became a very critical part of the transaction as it helped lower the outstanding liabilities while increasing the amount of working capital available to WPT for growth and operation purposes.
Alantes Corporate Finance (“Alantes”) specializes in capital raises and strategic advisory for small to middle market businesses across the nation. Our team prides itself on our ability to provide unique solutions for all of your business needs. Whether you're looking to acquire a new company or additional working capital for operations, Alantes is your trusted source for business growth and expansion. Our multi-faceted approach allows us to craft creative solutions that adds value at the most critical junctures so you can focus your resources on core business activities.
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