Resolve announces the entry of CAFPI group in its capital
The Swiss mortgage-tech company has reached a new milestone by closing its latest funding round with CAFPI, the leading French mortgage broker.
This transaction was also an opportunity for Resolve's employees who wanted to invest in the company. More than half of them participated, reinforcing the importance of a very strong collective to develop Resolve's model.
This fundraising from CAFPI - acquired in July 2021 by BlackFin Capital Partners, the leading European investor in the financial services sector - will allow the company to pursue its rollout plan across Switzerland and to continue investing in its digital platform, an essential tool to assist advisors in their mission. Resolve was founded in 2018 to make the experience of obtaining a mortgage easier, more transparent and faster, thanks to the power of its digital platform combined with the expertise of its advisors.
The fast-growing fintech will also be able to benefit from the experience of the leading French mortgage brokerage firm and the expertise of its network of contractor-brokers.
Through this investment, CAFPI reaffirms its desire to accelerate its development both in terms of organic growth and external growth. This strategic investment will allow both CAFPI and Resolve to accelerate their respective development by sharing their know-how for the benefit of European borrowers.
Created in 2018 in Geneva by Florian Bienefelt, a microtechnology engineer with degrees from EPFL and Stanford University, and Yannis Eggert, a mortgage financing specialist, Resolve has developed an online platform that is combined with the expertise of finance specialists. It advises real estate buyers or owners as well as professionals on real estate financing or commercialization. Resolve, which currently has 47 employees and 6 branches in Switzerland (Zurich, Geneva, Vaud, Valais, Jura and Ticino) continues to grow under the leadership of its CEO, Romain Dequesne. New branches will open during 2022 and many positions are available.
Leader of the market of the brokerage in credits, in insurance-borrower and in grouping of credits, CAFPI is present in all France, via its 240 agencies and 1 100 contractors-brokers, to assist its customers in all the stages of their real estate project. In 2021, CAFPI finalized 40 000 applications for nearly 8,5 billion euros of loans with 150 banks and insurance partners, at highly advantageous conditions. Mortgage brokerage is growing significantly in France, with more than 35% of loans in France going through a broker.
For more information, visit www.cafpi.fr
About BLACKFIN CAPITAL PARTNERS
Founded in 2009, BlackFin Capital Partners is an independent private equity firm dedicated to the financial services industry. With nearly €2 billion in assets under management, the team is made up of 40 professionals in Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and London. BlackFin is particularly active in the fields of savings and investment: Primonial, Cyrus, Nortia, Consultim, Aestiam, Fokus, Olifan.
For more information, visit www.blackfin.com
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