"Victory Park has been a great partner for us in every sense of the word. They are collaborative, creative and eager to help us find solutions. I would gladly recommend them to any company looking for a strategic capital provider to help grow their business."
– Al Goldstein, CEO
Avant Credit Corporation
FORT WORTH, Texas – February 11, 2019 – Elevate Credit, Inc. (NYSE:ELVT) (“Elevate” or the “Company”), a leading tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, today announced amendments to the credit facilities for its four products with Victory Park Capital (“VPC”), a leading global alternative investment firm. The new facilities will fund loans originated by Elevate and its bank partners. This will result in a significantly lower cost of capital for Elevate and provide over one billion dollars in available capital.
Our partnership with Victory Park Capital has been an important driver of our tremendous growth to date. We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with VPC with these significantly expanded and lower-cost financing facilities,” said Ken Rees, Elevate CEO.
“Elevate is filling a critical void in the market by providing underserved consumers in the U.S. and U.K. with safe and transparent forms of alternative credit,” said Tom Welch, partner at VPC. “This latest transaction further solidifies our partnership with Ken and his team, which now spans over nearly a decade, and we look forward to Elevate’s continued success.”
Terms for the amended facilities include the following:
Elevate (NYSE: ELVT), together with its bank partners, has originated $6.7 billion in non-prime credit to more than 2.2 million non-prime consumers to date and has saved its customers more than $4.8 billion versus the cost of payday loans. Its responsible, tech-enabled online credit solutions provide immediate relief to customers today and help them build a brighter financial future. The company is committed to rewarding borrowers’ good financial behavior with features like interest rates that can go down over time, free financial training and free credit monitoring. Elevate’s suite of groundbreaking credit products includes RISE, Elastic, Sunny and Today Card. For more information, please visit www.elevate.com.
Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC (“VPC”) is a privately held, SEC-registered, global alternative investment firm. VPC provides opportunistic capital solutions to both emerging and established businesses with an expertise investing across various sectors where traditional sources of capital are limited. The firm’s differentiated offerings leverage an extensive network of industry relationships, disciplined deal origination, creative financing capabilities and broad credit structuring and special situations expertise. The firm was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.victoryparkcapital.com.
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