TORONTO, ON – January 22, 2024 – Montfort Capital Corp. (“Montfort” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:MONT/OTCQB:MONTF), a trusted provider of focused private credit strategies for institutional investors, family offices, and wealth managers, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Langhaus Financial Partners Inc. (“Langhaus”) has achieved certain financial targets, including assets under management (“AUM”) growth, which resulted in the release of contingent payments set out in the previously announced share purchase agreement. Langhaus has experienced significant growth since its acquisition by Montfort announced in October 2022 which was punctuated by a record month of new loan originations in December 2023.
“This has been the strongest month of portfolio growth in Langhaus’ seven-year lending history and a great finish to the year having completed the terms of the purchase agreement,” said Cory Bast, COO of Langhaus Financial. “We’ve expanded the client base of Langhaus and grown our AUM significantly in 2023. These results help drive Langhaus’ AUM and bottom-line results and, by extension, Montfort’s as well.”
“Langhaus’ impressive results will continue to be a growing contributor to Montfort’s overall financial performance,” said Ken Thomson, Chief Strategy Officer of Montfort Capital. “As a leading independent provider of insurance policy-backed loans that cater to high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs, Langhaus is another unique private credit strategy under the Montfort umbrella. We look forward to supporting their continued growth as private credit continues to expand and receive increasing investor awareness.”
About Langhaus Financial
Langhaus is the leading non-bank provider of insurance policy-backed lending solutions to high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs throughout Canada. Working cooperatively with Canada’s major insurance companies and top advisers, the Langhaus team designs flexible lending programs in a way that best meets the needs of borrowers, with an expertise in structured finance transactions and complex borrower structures that fall outside the typical purview of Canadian banks. For more information visit: www.langhausfinancial.com.
About Montfort Capital Corp.
Montfort is a trusted provider of focused private credit strategies for institutional investors, family offices, and wealth managers . We employ focused strategies, experienced management teams and advanced technology to drive superior risk-adjusted investment returns. For further information, please visit www.montfortcapital.com
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Montfort Capital Corporation
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