NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OnDeck® (NYSE: ONDK), the leader in online lending for small business, announced today that a fund managed by an investment advisor subsidiary of BlackRock has joined OnDeck's platform of financing partners as another committed source of capital to fund small business loan growth.
On December 15, 2017, OnDeck introduced the BlackRock-managed fund as the Class B lender under OnDeck's existing asset-backed, revolving credit facility with SunTrust Bank. As a result, OnDeck increased the facility's borrowing capacity to approximately $120 million. SunTrust Bank, the Class A lender under the facility, will act as the administrative agent for both the Class A and Class B lenders.
"We are delighted to welcome this new source of capital to OnDeck's platform of financing partners which supports our commitment to empowering the growth of small businesses," said Ron Elimelekh, Head of Capital Markets, OnDeck. "This transaction demonstrates OnDeck's continued success in forging important new relationships, diversifying funding sources, and efficiently paving the way for future loan growth."
OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) is the leader in online small business lending. Since 2007, the Company has powered Main Street's growth through advanced lending technology and a constant dedication to customer service. OnDeck's proprietary credit scoring system – the OnDeck Score® – leverages advanced analytics, enabling OnDeck to make real-time lending decisions and deliver capital to small businesses in as little as 24 hours. OnDeck offers business owners a complete financing solution, including the online lending industry's widest range of term loans and lines of credit. To date, the Company has deployed over $8 billion to more than 80,000 customers in 700 different industries across the United States, Canada and Australia. OnDeck has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
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