Waterfall Asset Management backs Fundation Group

Fundation Group LLC, a lender and credit solutions provider, has secured financing from Waterfall Asset Management. No financial terms were disclosed. Fundation is backed by Garrison Investment Group. 


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fundation Group LLC, a leading digitally-enabled lender and credit solutions provider, today announced that it has closed a new subordinated debt facility with Waterfall Asset Management, a specialty finance firm and specialist credit advisor, which increases the capital capacity that Fundation already maintains with Goldman Sachs Bank USA and MidCap Financial. The expansion of this credit facility increases Fundation’s capability to extend credit to small businesses across the United States.

Sam Graziano, CEO of Fundation said, “We are thrilled to add another world-class institutional investor to our capital base. Our new relationship with Waterfall provides us with additional lending capacity and diversifies our funding sources, allowing us to strengthen our competitive position in the small business lending market.”

Fundation focuses on delivering credit to small businesses through various forms of strategic partnerships, including banks, other financial institutions, and various service providers to the small business market. Fundation currently has strategic partnerships with Regions Bank, Citizens Bank, the BancAlliance community, the Minority Business Development Agency and a host of other partners.

“We are excited to begin this new relationship with Fundation. Fundation has built an excellent business, with a distinct approach to providing credit to small businesses. We look forward to the possibility of continuing to grow and evolve our relationship with Fundation,” said James Hwang, Vice President of Waterfall Asset Management.

Fundation, majority-owned by New York based private equity firm Garrison Investment Group, retains the vast majority of loans that it originates on its balance sheet. In August 2016, Fundation secured an asset backed credit facility with Goldman Sachs Bank USA and an additional asset backed facility in March 2017 from MidCap Financial.

About Fundation
Fundation Group LLC is a digitally-enabled lender and credit solutions provider. The Company develops integrated small business lending solutions with banks, enabling them to deliver credit online, drive cost efficiency into their lending programs and maximize customer retention by providing a positive customer experience and meeting the needs of the small businesses they serve. The Company also partners with a variety of organizations that serve the small business market in various capacities to deliver small balance commercial credit products. For more information, please visit www.fundation.com.