MONTREAL, Dec. 31, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - IOU FINANCIAL INC. ("IOU" or "the Company") (TSXV: IOU), a leading online lender to small businesses (IOUFinancial.com), is pleased to announce that it has modified and extended its US $22 million secured credit facility (the "Credit Facility") with MidCap Financial, ("Midcap") until December 31, 2022. The modified interest rate of the Credit Facility is LIBOR plus 5.5%, down from LIBOR plus 8.5%.
"Since 2016, Midcap has been a solid funding partner for IOU, supporting the Company's continued growth in the U.S. and in Canada," said Phil Marleau, CEO of IOU Financial. "This Credit Facility enables us to continue to provide efficient, rapid financing that our small business customers need to grow and succeed."
"We are very pleased to have concluded this extension and modification to the Credit Facility with MidCap which represents another step forward towards executing on our strategy of reducing the Company's cost of borrowing and maintaining diversified sources of capital," said David Kennedy, CFO of IOU Financial.
About IOU Financial Inc.
IOU Financial Inc. provides small businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada access to the capital they need to seize growth opportunities quickly. In a unique approach to lending, IOU Financial's advanced, automated application and approval system accurately assesses applicants' financial realities, with an emphasis on day-to-day cash flow trends. IOU Financial allows these businesses to apply for six, nine, twelve, fifteen and eighteen-month term loans of up to US$500,000 to qualified U.S. applicants ($150,000 in Canada) within a few business days, with affordable charges favorable to cash-flow management. Its speed and transparency make IOU Financial a trusted alternative to banks. To learn more visit: IOUFinancial.com.
About Midcap Financial
MidCap Financial is a middle market-focused, specialty finance firm that provides senior debt solutions to businesses across all industries throughout North America and in Europe. MidCap Financial provides management or other services with respect to over $22 billion of commitments as of June, 2019, of which $3.44 billion are managed by MidCap Financial Services Capital Management LLC, a registered investment adviser. MidCap Financial provides a broad array of products intended to finance growth and manage working capital. MidCap Financial is managed by Apollo Capital Management, L.P., a subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, LLC, pursuant to an investment management agreement. Apollo Global Management is one of the world's largest asset managers with approximately $312 billion of assets under management (as of June 30, 2019), providing market leading industry expertise, market reach, and financing synergies. To learn more visit: www.midcapfinancial.com.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of IOU including, but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, dependence upon regulatory and shareholder approvals, the execution of definitive documentation and the uncertainty of obtaining additional financing. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. IOU does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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SOURCE IOU Financial Inc.
For further information: Phil Marleau, Chief Executive Officer, +1 (514) 789-0694, ext. 225; David Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer, +1 (514) 789-0694, ext. 278; Benjamin Yi, Capital Markets & Corporate Development, +1 (647) 295-0654