Native American

Key’s Native American Financial Services team offers one of the most robust financial platforms designed for Native American Nations and affiliated organizations, businesses and communities. We were one of the first financial institutions to create dedicated teams serving this constituency. Our senior bankers, well-versed in the needs of Native American Nations, take the time to understand your specific Nation’s laws and culture before making any recommendations.

KeyBank offers a variety of customized banking solutions by accessing our deep capabilities and our institutional client network. These services include lending and leasing, investment management, Trust and other solutions for both overarching financial needs as well as specific funding for resorts, casinos, and other projects.

KeyBanc Capital Markets® has secured revolving credit facilities, taxable and tax-exempt debt and other debt and equity investment banking solutions for multiple Nations throughout North America, aligning financial interests with your traditions and values.

Key’s Native American Financial Services team in partnership with KeyBanc Capital Markets (“KBCM”) has worked on a variety of financial projects for Native American Nations and affiliated organizations. Our recent examples include:

  • Navajo Nation: Navajo Nation worked with Key to close its first-ever bond transaction, selling $52.9 million of investment-grade tax-exempt general obligation bonds in a private placement. Key assisted the Nation through all stages of the financing, including extensive investor outreach.
  • Seneca Gaming Corporation: Key successfully raised an incremental $100 million of senior secured credit facilities for Seneca Gaming Corporation, now totaling $492.5 million. Seneca selected Key as the Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner and Administrative Agent.
  • Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Authority: Key closed $433 million of senior secured credit facilities. Key served as Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner and Administrative Agent.

We deliver financial products, services and information to Native American Nations and affiliated organizations including those in the following sectors:

  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Gaming
  • Hotels
  • Governmental Infrastructure

Key plays a leadership role in the financial community serving Native American nations, including industry participation:

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