Working Capital

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 Finexkap, a web platform offering working capital to small businesses in France, has now raised $22.5 million, comprising of a $7.5m Series A equity round and a further $15m, which will be used to finance the platform’s first flurry of deals....




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Working Capital is a measure of a company's short term liquidity or its ability to cover short term liabilities. Working capital is defined as the difference between a company's current assets and current liabilities. That is,

Working Capital = Current Assets - Current Liabilities.

Analysts use working capital to determine how easily a company can meet its liabilities over a short time horizon. It is also used when calculating other financial metrics like free cash flow. When management uses working capital as a basis for business decisions their goal is to make sure the company is able to continue its operations in the short term while covering any near-term debt as well as operating expenses.

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