Alma Johns is president of Bench Capital Advisory Inc., a financial advisory firm, dedicated to helping Small and Medium-Sized business owners secure financing during the various cycles of their business.
They also help businesses who are seeking traditional bank loans, capital project financing, mezzanine lending and private equity to achieve their strategic and growth objectives either through organic expansion or acquisitions. Whether a business is expanding within Canada or exploring new geographic markets or industry verticals, they can help. Read more about how Alma can help you.
My passion is helping ambitious business owners access capital to grow their business. I’m also passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams by finding the right business to buy. Finally, I help company Founders maximize their exit strategy by finding the perfect buyer for their business. My philosophy is to provide a customer-oriented approach to delivering optimum deal structure for our clients. I add-value by introducing my network of Partners who specialize in various areas of business discipline, providing clients with integrative approach to business success.
During my career in corporate and commercial banking, I managed, evaluated, and funded over 1,500 companies with revenues ranging from $1 million to $3 billion+. I secured multi-national clients and successfully grew a loan portfolio from $260 million to $350 million over a 5-year period, generating revenues of nearly $4 million annually. I was instrumental in developing business for a former UFJ Bank subsidiary that enabled the bank to secure multi-national accounts.
In my last role, I managed $1.6 billion in credit facilities from various industry sectors in Southern Ontario and Atlantic Canada while mentoring Commercial Account Managers on how to structure deals.
As President of Bench Capital Advisory, we structured credit proposals for various companies in the manufacturing, biotech, food distribution, consumer goods and clean tech sectors. At BETA Inc. where I am a Managing Partner, my Advisors and I help companies achieve business excellence and implement proven turnaround strategies to improve our client’s operational efficiencies and financial performance.
I share my expertise in PROFIT Magazine as Contributor and in Canadian Metalworking Magazine. Bench Capital is a member of several organizations including the M&A Club, an organization that facilitates deal making and financing for mid-market companies, and Canadian Christian Business Federation. S
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