Tagged: earnest

Fosun RZ Capital Expands Presence in Silicon Valley, Targets Fintech as an Investment Focus

  Fosun RZ Capital (formerly called Fosun Kinzon Capital) is a leading China based venture capital firm that is part of the Fosun Group which is based in Shanghai. Fosun Group, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, spent “billions” acquiring global companies… Read More

Sold. Earnest Acquired by Navient for $155 Million

Earnest, an online lender in the student loan space, has been acquired for $155 million by Navient (NAVI) – the largest student loan servicer in the US. Since 2015, Earnest has refinanced approximately $2 billion in loans saving an estimated $500 million for thousands of… Read More

Chatter Increases that Earnest is Up for Sale. Again.

Back in May, Crowdfund Insider reported that Earnest, an online lender providing personal loans, was up for sale. Referencing a report in Bloomberg, the rumor was quickly squashed by Earnest representatives who told this publication they were absolutely not for sale. Additionally, a reported securitization… Read More

Earnest Prices $175 Million Securitization Rated by DBRS

Online lender Earnest has closed $175 million in refinanced student loans. The offering received a AA rating on the senior notes by DBRS which is one notch below the highest attainable rating of AAA. Earnest said the transaction was oversubscribed by 3X and traded at… Read More

Earnest Not for Sale. Securitization is Moving Forward

Last week, Crowdfund Insider referenced a report in Bloomberg that Earnest was looking for buyers as it struggled to raise new funds. A company representative has now stated that Earnest is not looking to sell the company. The spokesperson said; “The securitization effort isn’t shelved…. Read More

Online Lender Earnest Said to Be For Sale

According to a report by Bloomberg, Earnest is up for sale. The San Francisco based online lender is said to have an asking price of $100 million. Founded in 2013, Crunchbase reports Earnest has raised over $99 million not including an undisclosed sum in a… Read More

Earnest Has Originated over $1 Billion in Loans to Refinance Student Debt

Last week, Earnest, an online lender, announced it had crossed a “major milestone”.  The platform shared it had refinanced $1 billion in student loan debt. The company said it had about “a trillion more to go”. The online lender estimates it has saved borrowers about… Read More

Send this to a friend