LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) announced on Tuesday it has acquired certain assets of Snap Capital LLC, a tech-enabled online platform connecting business owners with lenders offering small business loans, lines of credit and merchant cash advance products through a concierge-based sales approach.
“SnapCap has a talented team with a unique, high-touch business model. The company’s concierge-based approach provides a quality end-to-end sales experience for customers while delivering high-intent borrowers and superior unit economics for lending partners. This transaction is consistent with our strategic plan and recent acquisitions, and we are confident it will help us scale and accelerate our small business channel.”
Hunter Stunzi, Co-Founder of SnapCap, went on to comment:
“We are incredibly excited to be part of the LendingTree team. We have spent five years building this business and to partner with LendingTree is strong validation of our business model and its unique strengths. Since LendingTree first launched its business loan marketplace in 2014, LendingTree has been committed to increasing credit accessibility for small businesses and we share the same vision of simplifying the loan process for business owners. We feel confident that this partnership will enable us to capture meaningful market share in the small business loan space and help even more business owners obtain the financing they need.”
LendingTree added that the acquisition purchase has a possible total consideration of $21 million, which consists of $12 million in cash at closing, and contingent consideration payments of up to $9 million.