Square 1 Bank adds accounts-receivable financing

01/02/2014 5:37 PM

01/02/2014 5:38 PM

Durham-based Square 1 Bank is expanding into accounts-receivable financing.

Square 1, which caters to venture-capital-backed businesses, announced Thursday that it has acquired most of the assets and hired all of the employees of Sand Hill Finance, a Silicon Valley business that provides accounts receivable financing to emerging growth companies across the country. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

In accounts-receivable financing, a business uses its receivables, or money that’s owed by its customers, as collateral for a loan.

Square 1 officials couldn’t be reached for comment on how many employees Sand Hill has or the size of its loan portfolio.

Square 1 has 10 offices nationwide. It has more than $2.1 billion in assets and posted net income of $16.2 million in the first nine months of 2013, up 32 percent from a year earlier, according to data filed with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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