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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 than tripled during the period 2006-2014 to $441 billion. This growth trend is predicted to continue.

Our alternative lending team advises on all stages of the direct lending life cycle — from the structuring and establishment of direct lending funds through to advising both lenders and borrowers on debt and equity transactions, including regulatory and tax aspects.

Together, we help you stay ahead in this rapidly developing market.

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.

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