ECN Capital Acquires Triad Financial Services for $100MM

ECN Capital entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Triad Financial Services. Under the terms of the agreement, ECN Capital will pay $100 million in cash for Triad. In addition, ECN Capital agreed to an incentive compensation plan with senior management that will be based on the achievement of a prescribed return on average equity (ROAE) over the next five years.

Founded in 1959, Triad is a manufactured housing finance company in the U.S. It originates and services primarily prime and super-prime loans to consumers for manufactured homes throughout the U.S. Originations are sourced through a national network of dealers and manufacturers and are sold to an established network of more than 40 banks and credit unions. In addition to originating prime loans, Triad manages manufactured housing portfolios for third-party owners.

“Triad is a pioneer in the manufactured housing industry and a market leader with an incredible history, superior credit, proven growth, scalability and a robust partnership with U.S. banks and credit unions,” said Jim Nikopoulos, ECN Capital’s president. “We are excited to welcome this impressive business into the growing ECN Capital family of businesses and look forward to a long-term partnership with Don and his team.”

“ECN Capital is exactly the right partner for Triad and we are excited about the opportunities ahead for everyone that is a part of the Triad team,” said Don Glisson, Jr., chairman and CEO of Triad.

On a pro forma basis, the acquisition will be immediately accretive to adjusted earnings per share (EPS) and return on equity (ROE).

“The Triad acquisition fits squarely within ECN Capital’s strategic plan for the redeployment of capital,” said Steven Hudson, ECN Capital’s CEO.

The transaction includes employees, systems, intellectual property, operations, offices, agreements and other assets of Triad.

The transaction, which is expected to close in Q1/18, is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Baker Hostetler acted as legal counsel to ECN Capital.

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