Israel-headquartered Liquidity Group has reportedly joined the unicorn club after a $40m funding round brings its valuation to $1.4bn.
The investment was led by Japanese banking giant MUFG Bank, according to a report from Invest Club.
Founded in 2018, Liquidity Group is a credit-oriented FinTech platform that invests, syndicates and automates growth and middle market lending for businesses around the world, providing capital mainly to later-stage technology companies.
Its platform leverages 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.
The company claims to be growing at a rate of 500% per year.
With the close of the fresh investment, the FinTech company has raised a total of $120m in equity.
Liquidity Group raised $775m in credit facilities in April 2022. The funding included $425m from Apollo Funds for a credit facility to help Liquidity scale its lending activity for late-stage technology companies.
MUFG Bank deployed $300m for a debt fund JV named Mars Growth Capital, investing in future unicorn companies. Finally, $50m came through a SAFE note investment by Apollo Funds, MUFG Innovation Partners and Spark Capital.
In other Israel FinTech news, BondIT secured $14m in a funding round led by BNY Mellon at the end of 2022. The FinTech company leverages advanced technologies, machine learning and explainable-AI to automate and optimise fixed income portfolio construction, management, and research.
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