Options for factoring financing for alternative proteins
Increased access to factoring financing instruments would help alternative protein companies improve their cash conversion cycle.
- 1 – Inception
Many manufacturers use factoring financing to transfer their accounts receivable invoices (money owed to them by buyers) to financing companies at a discount in exchange for receiving money sooner and reducing administrative costs. Alternative protein companies could benefit from increased access to these instruments since most of their costs (such as production) are incurred before payments, which often come from large customers who are not incentivized to pay quickly. Factoring or reverse factoring programs, particularly for long payment cycles when exporting, would help alternative protein companies improve their cash conversion cycle.
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