OnDeck Obtains $200 Million Line From Credit Suisse

NEW YORK — OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a NY-based online lender for small business, has closed a $200 million asset-backed revolving debt facility with Credit Suisse.

In addition to its other funding sources, OnDeck may now obtain funding under the new credit facility with Credit Suisse, by accessing $125 million of committed capacity and an additional $75 million of capacity available at the discretion of the lenders.

“OnDeck has emerged as a leading provider of growth capital to small businesses around the country,” saidJon-Claude Zucconi, Managing Director, Credit Suisse. “The team’s innovative vision and commitment to financing is vital to expansion and growth in the small business community.”

Under the facility, loans will be made to Prime OnDeck Receivable Trust II, LLC, or PORT II, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OnDeck, to finance PORT II’s purchase of small business loans from OnDeck. The revolving pool of small business loans purchased by PORT II serves as collateral under the facility.  OnDeck is acting as the servicer for such small business loans. The Class A Loans under the facility were rated by DBRS, Inc.

OnDeck intends to initially use a portion of this facility, together with other available funds, to optionally prepay in full without penalty or premium, the existing $100 million Prime OnDeck Receivable Trust, LLC facility which was scheduled to expire in June 2017.  As a result, OnDeck will benefit from obtaining additional funding capacity through December 2018.

“This transaction marks a continuation of our financing strategy to diversify funding sources, extend debt maturities, and create additional funding capacity to pave the way for future loan growth,” said Howard Katzenberg, Chief Financial Officer, OnDeck. “We are pleased to have Credit Suisse, a leading global financial institution, support OnDeck in our mission to power the growth of small business through lending technology and innovation.”