Laborde gets $22.5 million GE Capital financing

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 — GE Capital, Corporate Finance today announced it provided $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. It operates 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."