Neuberger Berman Acquires Significant Stake in IOU Financial

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iou homepageNeuberger Berman, an investment manager with $374B under management, is acquiring a 15% stake in IOU Financial, a small business lender. As part of the deal, one of the firm’s funds has agreed to purchase up to $150M a year of IOU’s loans over the next two years.

“This investment by a Neuberger Berman managed fund represents a strong vote of confidence in the fundamental, long-term value of our business, and is a testament to IOU’s loan origination and servicing capabilities in addition to its capital markets capabilities” said Phil Marleau, CEO of IOU, in a public statement.

Additionally, Neil Wolfson, a former board member to rival OnDeck, is joining IOU’s board of directors.

Read the full announcement here.

Last modified: November 4, 2020

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