CARMEL, Ind., July 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — (Nasdaq: MBIN) Merchants Capital is pleased to announce the closing of Merchants Capital Tax Credit Equity Fund 15, L.P. (Merchants Fund 15). Merchants Fund 15 represents the company’s largest and most diverse national fund with a total capital raise of $196.5 million from 14 institutional investors, including 10 repeat and four new investors.
Merchants Fund 15 will infuse equity into 19 affordable housing properties that will create or preserve more than 2,300 affordable homes in 13 states.
“The successful closing of Merchants Fund 15 would not be possible without the unwavering support from an extraordinary partnership of developers, investors and the Merchants team, and our shared commitment to address the critical need for affordable housing across the United States,” said Ryan Thompson, Vice President of Syndications and Investor Relations at Merchants Capital.
“Since launching our national equity platform in 2021, Merchants Capital has raised more than $800 million in tax credit equity and originated over $15 billion in debt to support multifamily housing across the United States,” said Julie Sharp, Executive Vice President of Merchants Capital. “This remarkable achievement has solidified Merchants Capital as an industry leader in affordable housing finance and is a testament to the strength of our team, the steadfast support of our investor and developer partners and the innovative platform we have built.”
The closing of Merchants Fund 15 comes on the heels of Merchants Capital’s recent recognition by Affordable Housing Finance as the #2 largest lender for affordable housing in the United States.
“We are proud to be at the forefront of affordable housing finance,” said Linda Hill, Executive Vice President at Merchants Capital. “We are incredibly grateful to the team that made this possible and the investors and developers who have entrusted us with the financing for key affordable housing projects throughout the United States.”
The 19 properties included in Merchants Fund 15 are located in Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Colorado and California.
ABOUT MERCHANTS CAPITAL
With over 30 years of success built on putting people first, Merchants Capital is a proven leader in financing for multi-family housing nationwide. Our licenses with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD/FHA, in addition to our bank’s balance sheet products, allow us to offer custom solutions with agility and ease of execution, expanding access to housing in meaningful and impactful ways. Recognized as a top five affordable lender, Merchants Capital pairs our comprehensive debt offerings with in-house tax credit equity to provide a one-stop-shop for developers and owners. To learn more about Merchants Capital, visit www.merchantscapital.com.
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