Liquidity Group taps $775 million from Apollo, MUFG, and Spark
Liquidity Group offers up to $100 million to help clients fuel growth and some leading firms within the FX industry have tapped into that liquidity, including eToro and ThinkMarkets.
Liquidity Group has raised approximately $775 million in capital commitments year-to-date 2022, led by funds and entities managed by affiliates of Apollo.
Apollo Funds committed $425 million from Apollo Funds for a credit facility to help Liquidity scale its lending activity for late-stage technology companies.
MUFG Bank committed $300 million for a debt fund JV named Mars Growth Capital, investing in future unicorn companies.
In addition, Apollo Funds, MUFG Innovation Partners and Spark Capital committed a $50 million SAFE note investment.
eToro and ThinkMarkets among Liquidity Group’s clients
For Apollo, the new commitments are consistent with its strategy to serve as a capital partner, enabler, and strategic investor in specialty lending companies with strong credit underwriting and innovative features such as Liquidity’s data-driven platform for credit formation, diligence, and monitoring.
Bret Leas, Apollo Partner and Global Head of Structured Corporate Credit & ABS, said: “We’re pleased to form this new capital partnership with Liquidity Group to support their growth while helping our investors access attractive yield with strong credit fundamentals. Ron and his team at Liquidity are connecting technology borrowers and credit investors via an innovative, data-driven ecosystem, and we look forward to working with them as they scale the business.”
Ron Daniel, Co-Founder and CEO of Liquidity Group, commented: “The new capital partnership with Apollo and the continued and successful partnership with MUFG is validation of our founding vision to use artificial intelligence to transform the capital markets. Our patented technology offers unparalleled insight into private growth companies and enables robust predictions about their future. Working with Apollo will allow us to continue our own expansion, fund more companies, and provide reliable returns on investment to our partners. Josh, Jasen and the rest of the Apollo team have proved to be the right partners for this ride with their passion to adopt best of breed solutions.”
Fumitaka Nakahama, Group Head, Global Corporate & Investment Banking Business Group, MUFG, added: “MUFG is welcoming Apollo’s investment to Liquidity Capital. We are aiming to provide various financial services to start-up companies and to the ecosystem as a whole, together with the investing partners.”
Liquidity has integrated machine learning and real-time data and performance monitoring across its platform to enhance, automate and expedite processes across the full credit investment lifecycle. Since inception, Liquidity has committed more than $1 billion in capital to fast-growing companies, including Etoro, Zetwerk & Homer.