The two-tranche deal, Ygrene's first public securitization and third overall, achieved a noteworthy 99.7% advance rate, adding to Ygrene's capital liquidity as the company plans to launch in at least two new states next year. The ABS was structured in conjunction with Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. and syndicated out to a broad group of investors comprised of asset managers and large insurance companies.
"PACE has gained critical traction over the past few years, and we're pleased to work with industry leaders like Ygrene to advance this valuable asset class," said Kevin Tanzer, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank.
"Achieving the first AAA rating speaks to Ygrene's novel product offering, and the propitious future of PACE assets," said Michael Chan, CFO of Ygrene Energy Fund. "The structure of this deal can serve as a model for the PACE industry as it matures."
Approved by local municipalities, Ygrene provides 100% financing for property owners to deploy energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation and climate resiliency upgrades to their buildings through their award winning Ygrene PACE program. This securitization will fund approximately 7,500 energy and water conservation projects, providing home and business owners with over $360 million in estimated savings on energy and water bills, and eliminating over 216K metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.
"This deal is not just an industry first, but an important achievement for all the communities PACE serves," said Stacey Lawson, CEO of Ygrene Energy Fund. "As we expand the Ygrene program to meet mounting market demand, we're pleased to help bring down financial barriers, and provide an affordable solution that benefits all homeowners."
About Ygrene Energy Fund
Ygrene Energy Fund is the nation's leading provider of residential, multifamily and commercial property assessed clean energy financing. The award-winning, privately funded Ygrene program provides immediately accessible financing with no upfront payments for energy efficiency, renewables, water conservation, and, in certain areas, hurricane protection, electric vehicle charging stations and seismic upgrades. Ygrene is committed to making it easy for property owners to invest in their future and a healthier environment. Over the next five years, Ygrene is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs and invest billions of dollars into local economies. Learn more at ygrene.com.