New Facility Helps Company Meet Enormous Demand for Access to Small Business Capital
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 2, 2016–
Credibly, a tech and data-inspired lending platform that makes access to capital for small businesses simple and intuitive, announces the closing of a $70 million credit facility with SunTrust Bank, one of the nation’s largest financial services firms, and AloStar Bank of Commerce, a specialty provider of asset-based loans. SunTrust served as the structuring and administrative agent, committing $50 million, with AloStar coming in as the first participant with a $20 million commitment. The terms of the deal allow for flexibility to increase the committed amount by another $30 million, bringing the total facility potential to $100 million.
An online lending platform that delivers a broad range of short- and long-term capital to satisfy the entire SMB credit spectrum, Credibly has provided access to capital for more than 4,500 businesses in over 300 industries. In the past year, the company has increased revenue 100%, was recognized by Crain’s as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York, and made its second consecutive appearance on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in America.
The new credit facility is consistent with Credibly’s three-prong financing strategy: on-balance sheet, whole loan sales, and securitization. The facility more than doubles Credibly’s on-balance sheet funding capacity, accelerating their ability to provide more small businesses with access to affordable capital, regardless of credit profile or life cycle stage.
“Being vetted and validated by a bank partner of SunTrust’s stature is one of our greatest milestones to date, and provides us with one of the lowest costs of capital in the industry,” said Glenn Goldman, CEO of Credibly. “The continued participation from AloStar – our first credit facility lender going back to 2014 – gives us increased flexibility in our product suite, which in turn provides better terms for borrowers and helps us execute on our core philosophy that all small businesses deserve access to right-sized capital.”
“SunTrust is pleased to work with Credibly to assist them in achieving their mission to fuel American entrepreneurship through access to capital,” said Tarun Mehta, Group Head, Financial Institutions Investment Banking at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
“The new SunTrust facility is a validation of the strength of the platform and team that Credibly has built. We remain extremely excited about our partnership with Glenn and his team,” said Steve Begleiter, Managing Director at Flexpoint Ford, LLC, a private equity firm that added Credibly to its portfolio in 2014.
Founded in 2010 and with offices in Michigan, Arizona, Massachusetts, and New York, Credibly is a best-in-class Fintech platform that leverages data science and analytics to improve the speed, cost, and choice of capital available to small businesses in the United States. Credibly is dedicated to creating a superior borrowing experience that meets the needs of all small businesses, regardless of product need or credit profile. All loans obtained through Credibly are made by WebBank, a Utah-chartered industrial bank and member of the FDIC. Learn more at www.credibly.com.
About SunTrust Banks, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc., one of the nation’s largest financial services organizations, is dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for its clients and communities. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company serves a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of September 30, 2015, SunTrust had total assets of $187 billion and total deposits of $146 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic States and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through its various subsidiaries, the company provides mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. Learn more at www.suntrust.com.
About AloStar Bank of Commerce
AloStar Bank of Commerce, with $900 million in assets, is a specialty lender with extensive experience in providing Asset Based Loans to middle market companies. In addition, the bank provides value for depositors, small-to-medium-sized companies and community banks across the country through on-line customer service, and unique lending products and services. Learn more at www.alostarbank.com.
Carrie Gallagher, 646-930-4110