Bridge financing(redirected from Bridge Finance)
Financing or credit that an investment bank or venture capital firm extends until long-term financing can be arranged or an obligation is removed. If bridge financing is a loan, interest rates are relatively high, often 12-15%. Some institutions, however, accept payment in the form of equity in the company receiving the financing, often in order to sell to investors later. Bridge financing is used to satisfy working capital needs; for example, if a company is arranging for an IPO or a bond issue in the coming months, but needs capital before then, it may arrange bridge financing. See also: Angel investor.