Tasked with rapid revitalization of its financial health, one global caffeinated beverage manufacturer turned to supply chain finance to generate material and timely results. The company faced $6 billion in leveraged buyout debt on its balance sheet and a BB- credit rating.
Partnering with PrimeRevenue, the company implemented supply chain finance to improve its financial position by paying down debt and optimizing its cash conversion cycle. Within only 60 days, dozens of suppliers were onboarded across multiple ERP systems, leveraging 4 funders covering 2 currencies. Since go-live, the beverage company’s supply chain finance program has quickly scaled to 10 funders providing liquidity to hundreds of suppliers.
Key takeaways and results include:
- In less than three months, the supply chain finance program generated $750M in free cash flow
- Company used this liquidity to pay off 15% of debt
- DPO improved by 110 days
- S&P upgraded credit rating 3 times