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Merchants Asset Management LLC (MAM), a subsidiary of Merchants Bancorp, a registered investment advisor, works collaboratively with Merchants Capital to produce impactful financing products and solutions.

MAM’s sophisticated team of financial professionals deploys third party investor capital into high quality assets originated by Merchants Capital. These debt investment vehicles ultimately support the mission of Merchants Capital by creating additional lending capacity and competitive loan terms for their clients.

  • 2
    Funds
  • $859M
    Assets Under Management
  • 7,243
    Units Financed

Social Impact

MAM is committed to making a positive social impact in our communities, striving to lead the industry in developing transparent standards in our Social Impact Framework and dedicated funds.

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CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Merchants Bancorp (“Merchants”) (NASDAQ: MBIN), parent company and registered bank holding company of Merchants Bank of Indiana (“Merchants Bank”), today announced that Merchants Bank completed a private securitization of $1.2 billion of first-lien floating-rate multifamily bridge loans via a real estate mortgage investment conduit (REMIC).
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Merchants Bank Completes Private Securitization of $1.2 billion in Multifamily Loans
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CARMEL, Ind. – Leading financial services provider Merchants Capital (MCC), along with Merchants Bank of Indiana (MBI), announces today that it has completed a $214 million Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) securitization of 14 multifamily mortgage loans secured by 24 mortgaged properties through a Freddie Mac-sponsored Q-Series transaction. This is MCC’s second such transaction – last year, MCC secured a $262 million Q-Series transaction, which consisted of 15 workforce housing properties owned and operated by some of MCC’s biggest clients. Unlike the previous transaction, 100% of the securities were guaranteed by Freddie Mac and sold to the market. MCC will continue to sub-service the loans in the pool. The $214 million in loans consisted of 14 multifamily properties in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New York and Ohio. The developments range in size from 60 to 352 units. On a weighted average basis, the portfolio had 93.7% of units under 80% area median income (AMI), 52.1% of units under 60% AMI and 26.8% of units under 50% AMI. Several properties were made possible by low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The collateral pool is all seven-year capped adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), a new product for the platform. Due to the characteristics of the underlying mortgage loans, the certificates are designated as “Social Bonds” within the Social Bonds Framework, published on Freddie Mac’s website. Proceeds from Social Bonds are used to provide liquidity to social impact financial institutions (community development financial institutions, housing finance agencies and other financial institutions), such as MBI. These social impact financial institutions finance affordable housing to low-income communities and underserved populations consistent with the Social Bonds Framework. Freddie Mac engaged Sustainalytics, Inc., an affiliate of Morningstar, Inc., to independently evaluate the Social Bonds Framework. MCC has also created its own ESG Social Bonds Framework for use in their future deals, aligning with the four core components of the Social Bond Principles from Freddie Mac, and similarly evaluated by Sustainalytics. The ongoing assessment is based on the use of proceeds, project evaluation and selection, management of proceeds and reporting.
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Merchants Capital Completes $214MM Freddie Mac Q-Series Transaction
Merchants Capital Forms Merchants Asset Management, Raises $165MM for New Joint Venture Fund
CARMEL, Ind. – Financial services provider Merchants Capital today announces that it has formed a registered investment advisor, Merchants Asset Management LLC, and secured equity commitments totaling $165 million through a joint venture between an institutional investor and Merchants Bancorp. Evan Gibson Terry Oznick Dean Ramsamooj The joint venture will purchase multifamily and healthcare commercial real estate loans from Merchants Capital’s parent company, Merchants Bank of Indiana. This venture will be managed by the newly formed investment advisor and initially operated by Merchants Capital’s Evan Gibson, Vice President of Debt Strategies; Terry Oznick, Senior Vice President and General Counsel; and Dean Ramsamooj, Vice President of Debt Strategies, while they continue to build out the investment advisory business. Michael Dury “This unique joint venture increases our ability to serve our top customers by increasing our lending capacity to them and expanding our product suite beyond the constraints of the bank’s balance sheet,” said Michael Dury, Merchants Capital President and CEO. “Moving forward, we can be more creative, efficient, and provide a better execution for our most valued clients.” Loans purchased by the venture will be financed by JPMorgan through a repurchase agreement that will allow for up to $600 million of loan capacity. Nomura Securities International, Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP acted as legal advisor to the venture. Today’s news comes on the heels of another milestone announcement by Merchants Capital’s Debt Strategies Group for the completion of a $262 million securitization of 15 workforce multifamily housing loans through a Freddie Mac-sponsored Q-Series transaction. The transaction with Merchants marked only the 15th deal completed under the Q platform, with Freddie Mac averaging just over two deals per year. To learn more about Merchants Capital and its services, visit www.merchantscapital.com or find Merchants Capital on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. ###
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Merchants Capital Forms Merchants Asset Management, Raises $165MM for New Joint Venture Fund
Merchants Capital Completes $262MM Freddie Mac Q-Series Transaction
INDIANAPOLIS – Mortgage banking company Merchants Capital (MCC), along with Merchants Bank of Indiana (MBI), announces today that it has completed a $262 million securitization of 15 workforce multifamily housing loans through a Freddie Mac-sponsored Q-Series transaction. The Freddie Mac program provides increased liquidity to allow financial institutions, such as MCC, to continue to support affordable and workforce housing. Started in 2014, this program offers a flexible securitization structure and allows institutions to remove seasoned loans from their balance sheets, manage their portfolio and maintain key relationships. This transaction with Merchants marks only the 15th deal completed under the Q platform, with Freddie Mac averaging just over two deals per year. MBI will retain the equity and the interest-only securities from the transaction, and MCC will continue to sub-service the loans in the pool. The $262 million in loans consisted of exclusively workforce properties, owned and operated by some of MCC’s largest clients. On a weighted average basis, the portfolio had 99.5% of units under 80% area median income (AMI), 70.5% of units under 60% AMI and 42.3% of units under 50% AMI. Evan Gibson “Our strong expertise in mortgage banking uniquely positions us among other regional banks in the country,” said Evan Gibson, Merchants Capital Vice President of Debt Strategies. “We use our balance sheet wisely, finding opportunities for liquidity and flexibility when possible. The ability to utilize the Freddie Mac Q platform gave us an added outlet for our growing production.” The 15 loans came from across the country, but were concentrated around Indiana and the Midwest, where Merchants has a strong presence. “Evan and the rest of our capital markets team are dedicated to expanding Merchants product offerings beyond the confines of our balance sheet so that we can be more dynamic, ultimately supporting our customers’ needs,” said Michael Dury, Merchants Capital President and CEO. “We are always working on alternative solutions to provide the best financing solutions in affordable and workforce housing, and this Q transaction is the first step in that direction.” “The Q-Deal structure allows Freddie Mac to meet its Duty to Serve objective of supporting financial institutions like Merchants in providing liquidity for affordable multifamily housing,” said Steve Johnson, Vice President of Targeted Affordable Housing at Freddie Mac. “Working together with Merchants Capital, we are supporting workforce housing for more than 764 families located mostly in non-coastal states,” added Christina House, a Multifamily Production Manager with Freddie Mac’s Targeted Affordable Housing group who took the lead on the transaction. To learn more about Merchants Capital and its services, visit www.merchantscapital.com or find Merchants Capital on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. ### ABOUT MERCHANTS CAPITAL Established in 1990, Merchants Capital is one of the nation’s top lenders for the refinance, acquisition, new construction and substantial rehabilitation of multifamily, affordable, senior and student housing. Whether you are considering Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, HUD/FHA insured or balance sheet or tax credit equity financing, let our personalized services help you meet your financing objectives. Experience the creativity of a small lender, with all the capabilities of a large institution. To learn more about Merchants Capital, visit www.merchantscapital.com. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS  This press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect management’s current views with respect to, among other things, future events and financial performance. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “might,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “expect,” “continue,” “will,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “goal,” “target,” “outlook,” “aim,” “would,” “annualized” and “outlook,” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words or phrases of a future or forward-looking nature. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond our control, such as the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, management cautions that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, assumptions, estimates and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, actual results may prove to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements, including the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the severity, magnitude, duration and businesses’ and governments’ responses thereto, on the Company’s operations and personnel, and on activity and demand across its businesses, and other factors identified in “Risk Factors” or “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Any forward-looking statements presented herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.
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Merchants Capital Completes $262MM Freddie Mac Q-Series Transaction

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