Company also finalizing new $150 million debt facility, ensuring ample capital to deploy across existing and new verticals
Enhanced Capital Group and Crossroads to focus relationship on credit investments in Climate Finance, Impact Real Estate, and Small Business Lending to Underserved Communities
Increased scale sets stage to evaluate eventual up-listing
DALLAS, July 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crossroads Impact Corp (OTCQX: CRSS), the parent company of leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Certified B Corp, Capital Plus Financial, has announced the expansion of its strategic relationship with Enhanced Capital Group LLC (“ECG”), the Impact investment solution of P10, Inc. (NYSE: PX), and a new strategic investment from Conversant Capital LLC (“Conversant”).
Investment funds managed by P10 and managed by Conversant are investing a combined $180 million of equity capital in Crossroads at $10.76 per share, with the ability to commit up to an additional $310 million of total equity capital at the same price within the next 120 days. This expanded relationship will increase the scope of capital deployment, previously established by an advisory agreement in late 2021, for Enhanced Capital to issue loans on behalf of Crossroads that positively impact communities across the U.S. by enriching their economic vitality. Specifically, Crossroads plans to increase its capital allocation to ECG’s core verticals of climate finance, impact real estate, and small business lending to underserved businesses.
Crossroads is finalizing a new $150 million debt facility led by Texas Capital Bank (“Texas Capital”), which is attractively priced at BSBY + 300bps. This facility builds upon the existing relationship with Texas Capital, a bank dedicated to providing capital to underserved areas.
Thanks to the combination of fresh equity and attractively priced debt capital, Crossroads believes it is well positioned to pursue its ample pipeline of ECG impact loans, which is already approaching $500 million, and is expected to deliver shareholders with an attractive return on equity. Moreover, the additional scale will better position Crossroads to explore an up-listing onto a national exchange, where the Company believes its proven track record of positive impact and strong credit performance would present a differentiated and appealing value proposition to ESG-conscious investors.
“Prioritizing underserved communities and disadvantaged populations is core to what we do,” said Eric Donnelly, CEO of Crossroads Impact Corp. “Crossroads is grateful to have incredible partners like P10, Enhanced, and Conversant who have brought transformative capital, and a proven track record of impact to a platform that will positively affect the lives of thousands of people.”
“We are thrilled to grow our partnership with Crossroads to provide access to much needed capital for underserved communities to catalyze growth and positive impact,” said Michael Korengold, President, and CEO of Enhanced Capital Group. “Our shared mission to inspire community development is the core driver of this program and has been foundational to Enhanced Capital since our inception. Enhanced Capital looks forward to creating additional economic vitality and strengthening community development across the country with Crossroads at an even larger scale."
Michael Simanovsky, founder and managing partner of Conversant, said, “In the current market environment, impact-focused specialty finance companies with deep experience in the sector, proven business models and scalability, such as Crossroads, have an incredible opportunity ahead of them to deploy capital into large, underserved markets with attractive financial and credit characteristics. We’re proud to partner with Crossroads and Enhanced to seize that opportunity and build the leading impact-focused specialty finance company in the U.S., which we are confident will deliver value for our investors, Crossroads and P10 stockholders, and underserved communities across the country.”
“This partnership offers compelling benefits to all stakeholders by providing additional capital for Crossroads to deploy into socially beneficial, financially attractive investments and accelerate its growth into a fully scaled impact-focused specialty finance platform,” said Clark Webb, co-CEO of P10. “Importantly, this also represents a new permanent capital vehicle for P10, and we are grateful investors have entrusted us to deploy capital on behalf of a unique, socially and environmentally beneficial firm.”
P10 is a leading multi-asset class private markets solutions provider in the alternative asset management industry. P10’s mission is to provide its investors differentiated access to a broad set of investment solutions that address their diverse investment needs within private markets. As of March 31, 2022, P10 has a global investor base of over 2,500 investors across 49 states, 53 countries, and six continents, which includes some of the world’s largest pension funds, endowments, foundations, corporate pensions, and financial institutions. For more information on P10, please visit www.p10alts.com
About Crossroads Impact Corp:
Crossroads Impact Corp (OTCQX: CRSS), Crossroads Impact Corp’s mission is to promote economic vitality through community development and equitable access to capital; harnessing the power for good to tackle systemic issues within underserved communities. Building on our history of serving minority individuals and small businesses through environmental and responsible social lending, we look to be the leader in providing innovative and sustainable lending solutions.
For more information on Crossroads Impact Corp, please visit www.crossroads.com
About Enhanced Capital Group, LLC:
Enhanced Capital Group, LLC is a leading impact investing firm with over 20 years of experience investing in Small Business Lending, Impact Real Estate, and Climate Finance.
From inception in 1999 through December 31st, 2021, inclusive of proprietary assets and assets managed by affiliates, Enhanced Capital has raised a total of $4.8 billion. Of the total AUM, impact assets represent $2.6 billion invested in over 700 projects & businesses across 38 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico and does not include investments made by non-impact affiliates.
For more information on Enhanced Capital, please visit www.enhancedcapital.com
About Conversant Capital
Conversant Capital LLC is a private investment adviser founded in 2020. The firm pursues credit and equity investments in the real estate, digital infrastructure and hospitality sectors in both the public and private markets. Further information is available at www.conversantcap.com.
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There is no assurance the ECG Impact loans will be implemented on the terms anticipated, or at all, or if implemented, if their performance will be consistent with prior performance levels. There is also no assurance of the ability of Crossroads to obtain asset leverage financing on terms it believes are reasonable, or at all. Any failure on any portion of this investment program by Crossroads could have a material adverse impact on the ability of Crossroads to generate its anticipated pre-tax incremental return on common equity.