Teylor Acquires Creditshelf, Creating Europe's Leading Alternative Lending Platform
Teylor CEO Patrick Stäuble

Teylor Acquires Creditshelf, Creating Europe's Leading Alternative Lending Platform

  • Teylor's acquisition of creditshelf broadens Teylor’s debt product offering, increases its client base substantially, as well as further emphasises the technological leadership thereby establishing Teylor as the leading European digital lending platform to the whole SME universe.
  • This strategic move demonstrates Teylor's strength and active leadership at the forefront of FinTech industry consolidation, complementing rapid growth.
  • creditshelf CEO Dr. Tim Thabe and CFO Dr. Daniel Bartsch will join Teylor’s team to support the ongoing expansion of the pan-European platform.

Zurich, 24th April 2024 - Swiss-headquartered alternative lending platform Teylor acquires the German SME financing platform creditshelf 1), creating the clear digital market leader in the >€1 trillion European SME lending space with a unique and distinct positioning offering debt instruments ranging from €100,000 to €5 million based on an extensive track record comprising approx. €1 billion in assets originated to date.

This acquisition enables Teylor to significantly enhance the origination capabilities and to expand the product range across the direct lending market segment. Teylor will also take over creditshelf’s expert team and differentiated underwriting technology.

The transaction firmly establishes Teylor as the leading debt platform for SMEs with a broad range of financing solutions.

Teylor CEO Patrick Stäuble comments, “By acquiring creditshelf we can leverage enormous synergies in our lending business as we can penetrate a new market segment with new products, take over a complementary technology platform and gain access to some of the brightest industry talents with many years of experience. This acquisition is a major milestone for Teylor but is only the first of many transactions.”
Teylor CFO Huy Nguyen adds, “We see a significant organic growth opportunity in the market, but also aim to extend our role as an active industry consolidator to accumulate the most innovative players in this space.”
creditshelf CEO Dr. Tim Thabe comments, “creditshelf’s strong origination pipeline shows that our products meet the needs of the SME market. It is, therefore, a great outcome and signals continuity for our clients and employees who will join forces with Teylor.”
creditshelf CFO Dr. Daniel Bartsch adds, “I believe there is a huge opportunity in the market for the products that Teylor and creditshelf are offering, and we look forward to working as part of the Teylor team to grow the combined platform.”

Dr. Tim Thabe and Dr. Daniel Bartsch will join Teylor’s team to ensure continuity and support the future growth of the company. creditshelf clients can expect the same level of high-quality service as before.

With the acquisition of creditshelf, Teylor is playing an active role in FinTech market consolidation and is best positioned to exploit the significant potential in the European, non-bank financing market to SMEs, based on the full product scope, significant client reach and best-in-class technology.

Teylor aims to further accelerate its organic growth path with additional acquisitions of complementary businesses adding client reach, product competence, regional scope, as well as enhancements of the (tech) platform to build the leading European alternative lending platform.

In this context, Teylor also plans to close significant growth equity and debt fundraising rounds to support the exciting journey ahead.

Rothschild & Co is acting as sole financial adviser to Teylor. White & Case in Germany and Advoro in Switzerland are acting as legal advisers to Teylor.

1) The transaction is structured as an asset deal, whereby Teylor will purchase the key operating assets of creditshelf AG.

About Teylor AG

Teylor AG is a Swiss alternative lending company specializing in digital solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and acts as a private debt non-bank-lender for debt originations from €100,000 to €1.5 million, having originated >€400 million volume to date. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and a user-friendly interface, Teylor AG offers a range of financial services tailored to the unique needs of businesses, including digital account management, lending, invoicing, and financial analysis tools. By streamlining processes and eliminating traditional barriers, Teylor AG enables SMEs to focus on growth. Teylor provides access to capital through Teylor’s own private debt funds, where the latest vehicle amounted to €275 million with Barclays and M&G as valuable partners. Teylor is Zurich-based and was founded in 2018 by Patrick Stäuble. www.teylor.com

About creditshelf AG

creditshelf is the leading financier for digital SME loans in Germany and combines complementary needs: While SME entrepreneurs can easily access attractive financing alternatives, institutional investors can invest directly in German SMEs and partners can support their clients as innovative providers of new credit solutions. The core of creditshelf's business model is a unique, data-driven risk analysis and unbureaucratic, fast and digital processes. creditshelf has been listed in the Prime Standard Segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2018. www.creditshelf.com


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