NEW YORK & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ORIX Corporation USA (ORIX USA), the Americas business of Tokyo-based ORIX Corporation (ORIX), announced today that wholly-owned subsidiary, Boston Financial Investment Management (Boston Financial), completed the acquisition of Boston Capital’s low-income housing tax credit (“LIHTC”) fund portfolio. ORIX entered into an agreement with Boston Capital to acquire the LIHTC fund portfolio in September 2020.
“This acquisition is an important milestone in our efforts to build a world-class real estate business, as well as re-affirming our commitment to the affordable housing community,” said Terry Suzuki, ORIX USA President and CEO. “Combining the portfolios of two leading syndicators in the LIHTC industry creates one of the largest and most sustainable syndicators in the LIHTC industry, helping to drive growth and broaden Boston Financial’s services to affordable housing stakeholders.”
With the addition of Boston Capital’s LIHTC fund portfolio, Boston Financial now manages more than 2,300 underlying assets and 190 LIHTC funds, and the company’s equity under management has nearly doubled from $7.7 billion to $15 billion.
“The combined portfolio dramatically expands our strategic footprint and commitment to the creation of affordable housing,” said Greg Voyentzie, Boston Financial CEO. “I am very excited about the opportunities this transaction offers us to broaden our relationships with fund investors and developer clients to address the growing need for affordable housing across the country.”
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and Holland & Knight served as legal advisors to ORIX USA. Nixon Peabody LLP served as legal advisor to Boston Capital.
About ORIX Corporation USA:
Since 1981, ORIX USA has provided innovative capital solutions that clients need to propel their business to the next level. With a focus on merchant banking, commercial finance, and asset management, ORIX USA and its subsidiaries — Boston Financial Investment Management, Lument (the combined company of Hunt Real Estate Capital, Lancaster Pollard, and RED Capital), NXT Capital, RB Capital, Signal Peak Capital Management and ORIX Capital Partners—include a team of more than 1,200 employees spanning more than 50 offices across the U.S. and Brazil. ORIX USA and its family of companies have $78 billion of assets under management, administration, and servicing (including $11 billion held by the company and its subsidiaries) as of July 2020. Its parent company, ORIX Corporation, is a publicly owned international financial services company with operations in 37 countries and regions worldwide. ORIX Corporation is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (8591) and New York Stock Exchange (IX). For more information, visit orix.com.
About Boston Financial Investment Management:
Founded in 1969 and acquired by ORIX USA in 2016, Boston Financial is a national leader in the LIHTC industry, with a proven track record in syndication services as well as asset and portfolio management. Boston Financial has invested over $13.1 billion of equity in LIHTC properties since 1986 and currently manages a $15 billion portfolio comprising over 2,300 properties, making Boston Financial one of the largest and most experienced syndicators in the tax credit industry.
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