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FT Partners Advises OakNorth on its $250,000,000 Secondary Sale

Overview of Transaction

  • In September and October 2020, existing shareholder Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited (“Indiabulls”) sold down a stake in OakNorth for more than $250 million
  • Indiabulls, an Indian mortgage lender which acquired a 40% stake in OakNorth in 2015 and partially exited it in 2018, has now sold a large portion of its remaining stake
  • With offices around the world, OakNorth is the next-generation artificial intelligence software business that combines a deep understanding of credit, dynamic data sets, cloud-computing and state of the art machine learning, to enable the commercial bank of the future
  • OakNorth’s Credit Intelligence Suite was first proven within OakNorth Bank, a UK bank launched in September 2015, which has lent over $5bn to British businesses, achieving performance metrics which place it amongst the top 1% of banks globally – an RORE of 22.3%, an efficiency ratio of 29.8%, an NPS of 82, and no credit losses to date
  • The OakNorth Credit Intelligence Suite helps banks better understand their loan books and borrowers, and effectively stress test their portfolios. The result is more effective, better equipped Relationship, Risk and Transaction Managers, superior credit outcomes, improved efficiency, reduced risk, enhanced regulatory compliance and greater customer delight

Significance of Transaction

  • The transaction further validates the OakNorth proposition and the growth potential of its technology in helping to close the estimated $1.3 - $1.5trn mid-market business funding gap

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to OakNorth and to Indiabulls
  • This transaction highlights FT Partners’ deep domain expertise in the Banking Tech space, and its successful track record generating highly favorable outcomes for all stakeholders