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FT Partners Advises Prosper in its $5,000,000,000 Loan Purchase Agreement

Overview of Transaction

  • On February 27, 2017, Prosper Marketplace announced that it has closed a landmark deal with a consortium of institutional investors to purchase up to $5 billion worth of loans through the Prosper platform over the next 24 months
  • The investors in the consortium include affiliates of New Residential Investment Corp., Jefferies Group LLC, Third Point LLC and others
  • The consortium will also earn an equity stake in the company based on the amount of loans purchased, further aligning the group with Prosper's future growth and success
  • Feature story in the Wall Street Journal highlighting this groundbreaking transaction

Significance of Transaction

  • This latest commitment demonstrates the company's success in diversifying its investor base, and the company remains focused on bringing new banks and other institutional investors onto the platform in addition to giving individuals the opportunity to invest in this asset class
  • Prosper has grown loan originations every month since July 2016, and its loan portfolio continues to deliver strong returns to its individual and institutional investors, averaging an estimated 7.86% net return in January 2017

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Prosper and its Board of Directors
  • This transaction highlights FT Partners' expertise in closing highly complex consortium transactions and multibillion dollar deals; the transaction also further solidifies FT Partners' role as the advisor of choice in the Alternative Lending sector