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OAREX Raises $50M To Fund Digital Media
[September 10, 2019]

OAREX Raises $50M To Fund Digital Media


CLEVELAND, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OAREX has closed a line of credit for $50M from a group of lenders led by Arena Investors, LP, a New York based global investment firm. The funds will be used to provide funding to high growth digital media firms, allowing them quick access to the cash needed to grow without having to raise VC funds.

Cash Flow Gaps Kill Digital Media Growth

Many digital media firms must wait 30-90 days to receive their revenue, but have to pay expenses up front. This creates a big cash flow gap making it hard to scale. These firms must often use their cash on hand or credit cards to fill the gap because they cannot access capital.

Quick Access To Capital Is Hard To Come By

Many digital media firms also cannot access capital quickly enough. Banks often deny them for credit and, even if approved, banks don't move fast enough to meet their needs. Additionally, VC money in the space has dried up in the last few years, leaving few sources of capital to the industry.

OAREX Offers Risk-Free Growth Capital On Demand

OAREX offers digital media firms capital on demand. How? OAREX buys their invoices for cash up front. Clients can sell invoices weekly, monthly or on demand, in order to meet capital needs. With weekly funding, firms get their most recent 7-days earnings paid out right away. This allows them to spend the same dollar 8x more often than if they used their own cash. For example, the average time to collect on an invoice is 60 days. Without OAREX, firms can only spend the same dollar once every 60 days. With OAREX, firms can spend the same dollar 8x in a 60-da period. This allows firms to grow bigger, much faster.  Once a firm sells an invoice, OAREX takes the credit and financial risk that the invoice doesn't get paid.



OAREX Also Offers Free Credit Data

As a creditor collecting payments, OAREX has receipt data on 150+ digital advertising exchanges and intermediaries. Every three months, OAREX releases a study, which has payment information on each of these firms and the industry as a whole. The report has become the industry benchmark for pay performance.


Get a Term Sheet from OAREX in 10 Minutes or Less

OAREX now offers term sheets to prospective clients in 10 minutes or less. Firms can apply online at go.oarex.com, upload their customer info, and receive a term sheet online. Upon accepting the terms, firms can link their dashboards, upload invoices, and sign contracts for funding. The typical turnaround time is 3 business days for first funding, and on demand for future fundings.

About OAREX Capital Markets, Inc.

OAREX Capital Markets, Inc. provides fast, flexible, debt-free funding for digital media and programmatic advertising firms. Established in 2013, OAREX is an acronym for the "Online Advertising Revenue Exchange" and is located in the heart of Cleveland's Ohio City. For more information, please visit www.oarex.com.

About Arena Investors, LP

Arena is a global investment firm and merchant capital provider that seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted and uncorrelated returns by originating a highly diversified portfolio of investments with borrowers and other counterparties for whom conventional sources of capital are scarce.  Arena's mandate is global, and also unconstrained in terms of asset class and industry.  Based in New York City, Arena was formed in partnership with The Westaim Corporation, a publicly traded Canadian holding company focused on the financial services industry.  See www.arenaco.com for more information.

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SOURCE OAREX Capital Markets, Inc.


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