Joe Crowley, Director, Charter School Finance at Ziegler stated, “Ziegler is proud of the work that went into the successful inaugural Washington State Charter School bond financing.
CHICAGO (PRWEB) March 26, 2021
Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $18,600,000 Spokane International Academy Series 2021A ($18,105,000 – tax-exempt) & 2021B ($495,000 – taxable) bond financing issued through the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.
The financing is the first bond issue for a charter school in the State of Washington.
Spokane International Academy (“SIA” or the “School”) is a Washington public charter school organized pursuant to the State’s Charter School Act. SIA is a nonprofit under section 501(c)(3), and will be the sole member of an LLC that was formed to facilitate the financing. SIA currently operates a K-8 charter school in Spokane, WA under a charter contract with the Washington State Charter School Commission. After opening in 2015 under its initial 5-year charter contract, SIA’s Charter was recently approved for a 5 year renewal. With the current renewal, SIA was also approved to add grades 9-12, which will make it the only K-12 charter school in Washington.
Ziegler’s banking and pricing expertise made it possible for SIA to successfully execute a financing plan to acquire its previously leased facility, and to finance and refinance improvements to the 777 E. Magnesium Road property in Spokane – the School’s “Forever Home.”
“Ziegler did an incredible job managing our transaction, including the development of an effective credit strategy, focused schedule, and detailed plan of finance that allowed us to achieve all of our financing goals. This was an ambitious timeline to make sure we hit our accelerated construction schedule and Ziegler’s hard work allowed us to achieve it," stated Travis Franklin, Chief Executive Officer and School Founder.
Joe Crowley, Director, Charter School Finance at Ziegler stated, “Ziegler is proud of the work that went into the successful inaugural Washington State Charter School bond financing. Ziegler’s SIA pricing has established the strong market, low interest rates, and market demand available to State of Washington Charter Schools.”
With over 100 years of raising capital for communities, Ziegler is a recognized leader in the educational sector throughout the U.S. We continue that tradition with our dedicated services to the national charter school market. Ziegler provides its charter school clients with capital for financing new construction, refinancing existing debt or advising on future developments. As one of the few financial services firms in the country that has a dedicated team of charter school finance professionals, Ziegler can offer unbiased advice to help advance our mission.
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Ziegler is a privately held, national boutique investment bank, capital markets and proprietary investments firm. It has a unique focus on healthcare, senior living and education sectors, as well as general municipal and structured finance. Headquartered in Chicago with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, strategic advisory services, fixed income sales, underwriting and trading as well as Ziegler Credit, Surveillance and Analytics. To learn more, visit http://www.ziegler.com.
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