Amended Bridge Financing Includes up to $45 Million in New Senior Secured Financing
Birch Lake Fund Management LP, Which Led Senior Bridge Financing Facility in 2019, Returns to Support Faraday Future
Faraday Future (FF), a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, today announced that it has completed the expansion and extension of the senior bridge financing facility put in place in 2019 to support the completion and launch of its flagship FF 91 EV and continue development of the mass-market FF 81. The amended bridge facility includes new senior secured financing of up to $45 million, which matures in October 2021.
As part of the expanded and extended financing agreement, Birch Lake, a Chicago-based merchant bank, has returned to support FF as the majority purchaser of the new senior secured financing. The principals of Birch Lake and co-investor, ATW Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, bring extensive experience with tailored investment structure solutions.
“Birch Lake is one of FF’s strongest advocates, mentors and financial partners,” said Carsten Breitfeld, Global CEO of Faraday Future. “We are excited that Birch Lake will be joined by ATW Partners to support our company as we move forward to complete our funding solutions and continue our plans to launch our FF 91 production.”
“Birch Lake is excited to renew and expand our partnership with FF alongside ATW Partners,” said Birch Lake Chief Executive Officer Jack Butler. “FF’s technology, product strategy and unwavering commitment to its product suite launch — including its commitment with getting the FF 91 into consumers’ hands next year — are impressive.”
According to FF’s production launch plan, FF 91 will kick off production approximately nine months following the closing of a successful round of funding, which is expected in the near term. The newly announced FF 81 EV and