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FT Partners Advises TCI on its Sale to MeridianLink

Overview of Transaction

  • On November 2, 2020, Teledata Communications Incorporated (TCI) announced its sale to MeridianLink, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo
  • Founded in 1982 and based in Islandia, NY, TCI is a leading SaaS-based loan origination platform, helping credit unions, community banks, and finance companies originate and approve consumer loans
  • TCI offers a highly flexible, configurable platform providing Loan Origination Software (LOS), online account opening, digital branch, and online sales enablement
  • TCI provides DecisionLender, a SaaS loan origination solution that was first released in 1998
  • DecisionLender is an industry-trusted LOS that serves more than 300 banks, credit unions, and finance companies nationwide

Significance of Transaction

  • TCI’s combination with MeridianLink strengthens one of the leading providers in the consumer automotive lending space
  • TCI and MeridianLink have highly complementary solutions and, combined, will help accelerate innovation in the LOS space

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as the exclusive financial and strategic advisor to TCI
  • The success of this transaction highlights FT Partners’ role as the leading advisor to companies in the Banking and Lending Technology sector while also building on the Firm’s breadth of knowledge and experience across the greater FinTech landscape