SF Closes Capital Raises for Northwest Companies, Inc.

Northwest Companies, Inc. provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) driven management services meeting the exterior facilities maintenance needs of regional and national multi-location companies. Northwest currently serves clients in 48 states, is very high growth, and is based in Indian Trail, NC, just outside of Charlotte.

With Scale Finance’s financial advisory support, Northwest has now closed two successive transactions to inject growth capital into this very fast growing company. Decathlon Alpha, a unit of San Francisco-based Crescendo Ventures, provided one tranche of capital in August, followed by a major senior debt financing with CertusBank in October.

Corporate facility managers nationwide have chosen to partner with Northwest to achieve the service quality in landscaping, snow removal, and other exterior facilities maintenance needs stipulated by their own specifications. Northwest’s customized approach allows clients to determine their level of involvement in the management process, while they benefit from a consistent company image, regardless of the number of sites or geographic footprint. For over two decades, Northwest Companies has built a solid reputation by providing unique centralized management with a single point of contact; real-time visibility via their customer web portal; and unparalleled responsiveness nationwide on a 24/7 basis.

Northwest uses advanced technology (SaaS-based Service Reporting System) to provide unprecedented real-time reporting, transaction processing, and management control. A two-pronged solution, SRS consists of a pocket PC mobile application and a web-based data storage application. Northwest’s comprehensive Quality Assurance Program ensures they are on top of field conditions as they happen, ensuring the work is performed right the first time.

The company has been serving and growing with many of the largest and best-known brands in vertical markets such as banking, chain restaurants, retail, healthcare, and education. Northwest clients operate several thousand facilities throughout the continental United States.

About Scale Finance

Scale Finance LLC (www.scalefinance.com) provides contract CFO services, Controller solutions, and support in raising capital, or executing M&A transactions, to entrepreneurial companies. The firm specializes in cost-effective financial reporting, budgeting & forecasting, implementing controls, complex modeling, business valuations, and other financial management, and provides strategic help for companies raising growth capital or considering M&A/recapitalization opportunities. Most of the firm’s clients are growing technology, healthcare, business services, consumer, and industrial companies at various stages of development from start-up to tens of millions in annual revenue. Scale Finance LLC has offices throughout the southeast including Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro, Wilmington, Washington D.C. and South Florida with a team of more than 30 professionals serving more than 100 companies throughout the region.