Digital Currency Group Lands $600M Debt Funding

Grayscale Investments’ parent company Digital Currency Group (DCG) said it has secured a $600 million credit funding, billed to power its many diverse operations. 

As announced by the company, Eldridge led and served as the administrative agent of the credit facility, and amongst the lenders and funds which bankrolled the facility includes Capital Group, Davidson Kempner Capital Management, and Francisco Partners. The credit facility will allow the DCG to draw any amount at any time as it looks to bolster its operational capabilities across the board.

“This financing strengthens our ability to respond dynamically to opportunities in the market,” said DCG Founder and CEO Barry Silbert. “We’re very pleased to partner with this cohort of high-quality institutional lenders and, as a profitable and rapidly growing company, we are fortunate to be able to access this growth financing with an attractive cost of capital.”

Beyond Grayscale Investments has more than $50 billion in Assets Under Management (AUM) and DCG is also the parent company to outfits including Genesis, TradeBlock, Luno, Foundry, and Coindesk.

According to the firm, the better part of the funding will be used to bankroll these agencies amidst an ongoing surge in demand in crypto-related services from both retail and institutional investors.

“We’ve solidified our premier market position in recent years through the development and growth of our diversified subsidiaries, continued expansion of our investment portfolio, and via acquisitions,” said DCG CFO Michael Kraines. “This debt financing is an important milestone to ensure DCG continues to play a leading role in the financing and development of this remarkably dynamic sector.”

Earlier this month, the Digital Currency Group raised $700 million from a secondary share sale, capitalizing on the growing desire of hedge funds to bet on promising crypto-focused entities. Through the new funding round, the Digital Currency Group and its subsidiaries will look to extend their position as a leader in the blockchain ecosystem.

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