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IDC Network and Arena Investors Launch US$200M IDC Arena Credit Ventures

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Melissa Ramirez, Managing Partner at IDC Network and Joe Salameh, Managing Director at Arena Investors LP.

IDC Network, a Miami, FL-based diversified private equity and venture capital asset manager and parent company of IDC Ventures, a global venture capital firm specializing in fintech and marketplaces, announced the launch of its newly created credit and flexible capital arm, IDC Arena Credit Ventures, through the formation of a strategic partnership with Arena Investors, LP.

This $200m partnership is set to create an arm for financing innovative technology companies at critical growth stages. It also combines IDC’s expertise in deal structuring and early to growth-stage technology investments with Arena’s capabilities in financing solutions.

The strategic partnership aims to address the demand for non-dilutive funding options in the tech sector, providing financial solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of tech and tech-enabled businesses. By combining resources, expertise, and networks, IDC and Arena Investors will enhance their ability to support high-potential companies and drive innovation in the technology landscape.

Melissa Ramirez, Managing Partner of IDC Network, will lead IDC’s Venture Debt arm and the strategic partnership. She will also serve as a liaison between Arena, IDC Ventures, and other initiatives across IDC Network.

Established in 1995, IDC Network is a diversified multi-fund platform that focuses on partnering with strategic investors, managing and co-managing funds across multiple sectors including Private Equity, Energy & Infrastructure, Ventures, Capital Markets, Real Estate, and Impact. It is active across Latin America, the US, and Europe.

Led by CEO and CIO Dan Zwirn, Arena Investors is an institutional asset manager founded in partnership with The Westaim Corporation (TSXV: WED). With approximately $3.5 Billion of assets under management (as of May 1, 2024) and a team of over 180 employees in offices globally, it provides creative solutions for those seeking capital in special situations.