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.

Financing Africa's future - Who is taking the lead in lending?

On 5th July 2018, Hogan Lovells hosted its 5th annual Africa Forum themed "Africa Fit for the Future". One of the key sector sessions was led by Shalini Bhuchar, an asset finance partner,...

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Media Mention

Borrowers manipulating EBITDA to avoid covenant breaches IFLR

Paul Mullen was quoted in an IFLR article entitled "Borrowers manipulating EBITDA to avoid covenant breaches".

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Direct lending in Italy – moving into the mainstream? Lev Fin Spin

Until recently, it was necessary to hold a licence as a bank or financial intermediary to lend in Italy. However the law has changed to allow insurers, alternative investment funds, SACE...

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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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Alternative lenders in France: current issues and opportunities Lev Fin Spin

In a recent webinar for the Loan Market Association Michel Quéré, Alexander Premont and Baptiste Gelpi discussed the current issues and opportunities for non-bank lenders in...

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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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