Area of focus

Alternative Lending - Funds and Institutions

The alternative lending market has become increasingly significant since the global financial crisis as regulations tighten and banks reduce their lending portfolios. Direct lending assets more...

Representative experience

Advised Ares Management as underwriter and unitranche lender of circa €300mn of facilities for acquisition of Fintrax by Eurazeo. Largest sole underwrite by debt fund in Europe as of December 2015.

Advised ICG-Longbow on its whole loan financing of Hackney Walk Fashion Hub and on its debt and equity investments in series of UK shopping centers.

Advised Aviva Investors on the formation of various infrastructure and real estate debt funds with capital raised in excess of £600m.

Advised Legal & General and EIB on their joint funding of the Royal Liverpool Hospital PFI project.


Hogan Lovells Publications

Private credit: the rise of direct lenders and alternative funding structures Lev Fin Spin

On 12 September, Hogan Lovells hosted the FIS Summit Series in Hong Kong, where attendees explored the state of financial markets ten years after the Lehman Brothers' collapse. One of the...

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Published Works

Opportunities for alternative lenders in Africa Business Brief

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are critical for the growth of emerging economies and increasing employment, but access to finance is one of the biggest obstacles for SMEs to grow.

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Media Mention

Direct lenders express concern over proliferation of 'adjusted ebitda terms' Creditflux

Partner Paul Mullen was quoted in a Creditflux article entitled "Direct lenders express concern over proliferation of 'adjusted ebitda' terms."

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Media Mention

Private debt picks up steam in Italy Unquote

Partner Carlo Massini was quoted in an Unquote article entitled "Private debt picks up steam in Italy".

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Insights from the Debtwire European Mid-Market Forum Lev Fin Spin

We were delighted to sponsor last week's Debtwire European Mid-Market Forum which brought together the mid-market leveraged loans community, including many debt funds and other alternative...

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