Dealnet Capital Corp.
TSX VENTURE : DLS

Dealnet Capital Corp.

January 13, 2017 18:38 ET

Dealnet Closes Acquisition of $29 Million Consumer Finance Receivable Portfolio

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2017) - Dealnet Capital Corp. ("Dealnet" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DLS) is pleased to announce that it has closed the $29.2 Million portfolio acquisition previously announced on December 23, 2016.

The portfolio consists of consumer finance rental contracts valued at approximately $29.2 million from a prominent Ontario dealer who operates in one of the Company's key verticals. Key portfolio metrics include:

  • Average remaining term of 13.5 years based on the useful life of the underlying HVAC equipment
  • Average monthly billing rate per contract of approximately $108 per month
  • Current gross monthly billings of approximately $290,000
  • Approximately 2,700 individual consumers will be added to the Dealnet customer base
  • Portfolio performance and credit consistent with the current Dealnet portfolio
  • Dealnet expects to enter into a long-term material funding relationship with the dealer and generate new originations in the first quarter

Total consideration for the portfolio was a cash payment on closing of $22.5 million less certain adjustments, along with the issuance of 12,523,364 common shares valued at $6.7 million. The Company has simultaneously securitized certain contracts from the portfolio to fund the cash portion of the transaction.

The common shares issued pursuant to the transaction will be subject to a hold period of four months expiring on May 14, 2017. Additionally, the common shares will be subject to a three year timed release escrow commencing on closing.

"We are very pleased with the outcome of this transaction which signals the strength of our balance sheet at year end and the depth of our treasury and funding ability. The shares issued as part of this transaction aligns our new dealer with the Company, as we look to grow that relationship through new originations. Transactions of this quality are attractive and can be completed with relative ease as we migrate this new portfolio to our platform without inheriting incremental general and administrative expenses", stated Michael Hilmer, CEO. "We continue to seek out accretive book acquisitions with the expectation that they continue to increase cash flow and earnings per share for the Company over the long term."

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About Dealnet Capital Corp.

Dealnet is an engagement enabled consumer finance company that is initially focused on home improvement finance solutions including heating ventilation and air conditioning financing and leasing. Dealnet leverages its large scale customer service and engagement technology platform to attract home improvement dealers by providing front and back office services to them resulting in dealer origination growth.

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