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FT Partners Advises Forge on its $150,000,000 Financing

Overview of Transaction

  • On May 4, 2021, Forge announced the raise of $150 million in new funding
  • The financing round included participation from new investors Temasek, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, LUN Partners Group as well as existing investor Deutsche Börse
  • Forge’s digital platform streamlines liquidity for hundreds of unicorn issuers and thousands of institutional and retail investors from around the world
  • Leveraging its robust technology, operations and trust infrastructure, Forge delivers a suite of services that includes trading, custody, data and company solutions
  • The Company also announced that that it has received FINRA approval to operate as a single broker dealer with SharesPost, and in the months since its acquisition of SharesPost, the Company tallied three consecutive record-breaking quarters
  • Since inception, Forge has completed more than $9 billion in transactions in nearly 400 private companies(1)

Significance of Transaction

  • The continued interest from global strategic and financial investors validates Forge’s leadership position as it continues to develop new, innovative products and services to meet the needs of the private market
  • Forge intends to use the new funding to continue to expand service offerings in the US and beyond

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Forge
  • FT Partners previously advised Forge on its merger with SharesPost in May 2020, its acquisition of IRA Services in October 2019, and its $70 million Series B financing in July 2018
  • This transaction highlights FT Partners’ deep domain expertise within Capital Markets Tech, as well as its successful track record generating highly favorable outcomes for high-growth FinTech companies globally

1) Transactions conducted through SharesPost Financial Corporation, Forge Markets LLC, and Emerson Equity, LLC (broker dealer for SharesPost, Inc. in 2011). Members FINRA/SIPC