Laborde Marine Get Necessary Finance for Expansion

GE Capital, Corporate Finance has announced that it provided US$22.5-million in equipment financing to Laborde Marine. The funds refinance existing debt used to purchase five new crew boats.

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in New Orleans, LA, Laborde Marine is a privately held supplier that provides marine support to the offshore oil and gas industry internationally. They operate more than 20 vessels in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and have two international offices in Brazil.

“GE Capital delivered the financing we need to fund the ongoing expansion of our fleet and customer base,” said Cliffe Laborde, managing member of Laborde Marine. “They use their keen sense of our business and industry to provide competitive and customized financing to meet our needs.”

“We’ve worked with Laborde Marine for several years, so we understand their goals,” said Eric Dusch, chief commercial officer, Equipment Finance, GE Capital, Corporate Finance. “We work closely with customers to deliver the financing they need to succeed whether it’s for single units or large fleets of equipment.”

About GE Capital, Corporate Finance
GE Capital, Corporate Finance provides asset-based, cash flow and structured loans and leases to mid-size and large U.S. businesses. Financing supports working capital, growth, acquisitions, turnarounds and balance sheet optimization in many different key industry sectors.

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