I am submitting an IOI on a Sports Publishing company and I would like to use creative financing to finance part of the deal. The company has about 70% of its revenue in annual recurring revenue (ARR). Please note that this company has been in business for 35 years.

Has anyone used a revenue-based business loan to finance part of the acquisition of a business? If so, what institution did you use, what did the underwriters look for, and what was the multiple they put on the company's ARR?

If anyone has any other creative financing strategies tied to ARR, please feel free to share! Thank you!