Archwest & Bain Capital Partnership

July 9, 2024
July 8, 2024
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Archwest Capital, a leading national residential lender specializing in non-owner-occupied real estate loans, has secured a significant growth investment from Bain Capital. The partnership will strengthen Archwest's position in the market, allowing them to enhance their innovative product suite and value-added proposition to borrowers and broker partners.

Since its inception in 2022, Archwest has originated over $700 million in business purpose assets across nearly 1,200 units nationwide. The company offers a comprehensive suite of diversified lending products, including fix and flip, bridge, construction, rental, and multifamily loans.

Archwest's founders bring over 20 years of experience partnering with leading housing developers and financial institutions, while the leadership team has a combined 70 years of expertise in the industry. With the additional resources and operational capabilities provided by Bain Capital, Archwest is poised to become a leader in the non-owner-occupied residential lending space, offering reliable and agile financing solutions to real estate investors and developers.

Under the terms of the agreement, Bain Capital will acquire a controlling stake in Archwest Capital, with the management team, led by CEO Shawn Miller, retaining a significant minority stake. The financial terms of the private investment were not disclosed. Irell & Manella LLP served as legal advisor to Archwest, while Piper Sandler Companies acted as financial advisor and Dechert LLP as legal advisor to Bain Capital.

Our Opinion:

This partnership brings valuable resources and operational expertise, positioning Archwest for substantial growth. While financial terms remain undisclosed, this deal likely signals increased private equity interest in alternative lending, potentially reshaping industry dynamics.

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