Pimco-Backed Online Loan Platform GreenSky Files for U.S. IPO

(Bloomberg) -- GreenSky Inc., the online loan platform backed by Pacific Management Investment Co. and private equity firm TPG, filed for a U.S. initial public offering.

The Atlanta-based company listed its initial offering size as $100 million, a placeholder amount that is likely to change. TPG and Pimco, the Newport Beach, California-based investment manager, each hold at least 5 percent of the company, according to a filing Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

GreenSky made its name as a lender to help people pay for home improvement projects and expanded into helping fund elective health-care procedures, according to the filing. The company connects customers, merchants and banks through its platform, collecting a service fee from lenders and a fee every time a seller of goods or services receives a payment.

The company had $326 million in revenue last year, up from $264 million in 2016. About 85 percent of its revenue comes from transaction fees. GreenSky’s net income was $139 million in 2017, compared with $124 million the previous year.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley are leading the offering.

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