YES Acquisitions Ltd. (YESA) is a sales and business development training agency. Its founders had previously founded and developed Ledcor Group’s LTS Sales organization, during which time they identified a hole in the market with respect to sales training, including business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales. They utilized their industry knowledge and experience to found YESA and its two primary programs: YESAcademy and YESAcquisitions.


Ashdown Capital was referred to YESA by a member of its professional network. At the time, YESA was facing a significant business development opportunity, but needed guidance on how to secure appropriate financing. The firm had recently purchased a portion of a key client’s business, and now had the opportunity to acquire the remaining percentage of ownership. However, the previous stake had been purchased with personal resources, and YESA was unsure of how best to secure debt financing to fund the remaining shares. The firm was also interested in pursuing options for optimized cashflow management.


By developing an understanding of YESA’s business model and opportunities for growth, we were able to pinpoint the financial institutions and associated programs most appropriate for their current needs and future goals. We were able to secure deals from two separate lenders who offered favourable terms for acquisition financing and a working capital line of credit. YESA now holds full ownership of its key client, and enjoys increased flexibility in its day-to-day operations.

Client Testimonial

“This was my company’s first major loan and Kern at Ashdown Capital walked me through every step of the process in a simple and easy way. He took the time to listen to my business plan and understand my businesses needs. From there he was able to connect me with the right people who took our application seriously and it really expedited the entire process. We were able to secure financing which allowed us to expand our business and enter our next chapter of growth.

I really appreciate the professionalism and service from Kern and his team at Ashdown Capital and highly recommend their services. If you are not connected with bankers and lenders, Ashdown Capital can fast track you and put you in touch with the right people to meet your business needs.” – Kyle Zelazny, CEO, YESA

Services Used

  • Acquisition loan
  • Line of credit