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Castlelake to Provide $200MM Private Structured Financing Solution to Oportun

October 23, 2023, 08:30 AM
Filed Under: FinTech

Castlelake, a global alternative investment firm specializing in asset-based opportunities and Oportun, a mission-driven fintech, announced the entry into a new agreement whereby certain of Castlelake funds and affiliates, will provide a $200 million private structured financing solution to Oportun. Under the terms of the agreement, Oportun will use the funds to finance the origination of its personal loan products.

The transaction follows a $400 million whole loan flow sale agreement between the two companies, through which Castlelake will acquire personal loan production originated by Oportun over the next 12 months.

“We believe this additional transaction with Castlelake demonstrates sustained strong demand for and confidence in Oportun's personal loan production among institutional investors," said Jonathan Coblentz, Chief Financial Officer of Oportun. “We are pleased to continue building a strategic relationship with Castlelake and together to be helping our members build financial resilience and access to the financial mainstream."

Oportun maintains a diverse set of capital sources including committed warehouse facilities, asset-backed securitizations, corporate-level debt financing, and whole loan sales.

Castlelake is an experienced investor in the consumer credit sector, having both acquired assets and provided asset-based private credit since 2015. The firm has invested more than $4 billion in such opportunities since that time and originated or acquired more than 17 million consumer receivable accounts.

“We are pleased to continue supporting Oportun's growth and its work to meet increasing demand for affordable and inclusive consumer loans," said John Lundquist, Partner, Specialty Finance at Castlelake. "Further, we believe this transaction enables Castlelake to provide its investors with interesting exposure to high quality assets and participate in Oportun's financial inclusion mission."

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