Yieldstreet, a direct-to-consumer online platform for investing in private markets, closed a warehouse facility that provides access to up to $400 million from Monroe Capital. This financing is the largest of its kind to date for Yieldstreet and will enable the company to scale in the coming years.
“This landmark agreement underscores the industry’s conviction in Yieldstreet’s ability to tap into the enormous potential of private markets,” Milind Mehere, CEO of Yieldstreet, said. “This capital will play a key role in fueling compelling opportunities for our growing client base at record pace and places Yieldstreet firmly at the front of the pack in achieving our mission of providing every investor access to alternative investments.”
Through this funding, investors will be able to access new opportunities for returns with low correlation to the stock market and which were previously only available to institutions and ultra-wealthy individuals. Private markets strategies have been widely used by large investment managers around the world for decades, but before Yieldstreet, these strategies were largely inaccessible to retail investors. This fresh capital is dedicated to pursuing new and compelling investment opportunities that further widen the scope and number of available offerings on Yieldstreet’s platform. The facility can be used to support several types of new investment opportunities that align with Yieldstreet’s mission across a diverse set of asset classes, including real estate, private credit, private equity, art and beyond.
“Not only will this deal expand our suite of offerings, but it will also give us the ability to work more closely with industry-leading asset managers, sponsors and originators across private markets, ultimately creating a richer opportunity set for our investor base,” Michael Weisz, president of Yieldstreet, said. “Monroe Capital is well positioned to understand our business and investor base. It crafted a bespoke facility for us across litigation finance, small business, consumer, private funds, real estate and other asset classes”
Founded in 2015, Yieldstreet has expanded investor access to private markets by creating funds with lower minimums and compelling theses that are distinct from opportunities available through more traditional channels. To date, Yieldstreet has attracted more than 400,000 users and more than $3 billion in funding across its suite of investment products.
“We’re thrilled to announce this lending partnership with Yieldstreet to support its growth and continue to drive capital inflows to alternative assets for retail investors,” Kyle Asher, co-head of opportunistic credit at Monroe Capital, said. “We believe Yieldstreet’s unique business model and well-designed product offering place them at the pinnacle of a very exciting market. Monroe will continue to design unique credit facilities in specialty finance for industry leaders such as Yieldstreet.”
Yieldstreet is backed by investors and advisors from organizations including Edison Partners, Mayfair Equity Partners, Tarsadia Investments, StepStone Group and Greycroft.