Hogan Lovells advises Citi on €200 million asset-backed facility for Silvr

Hogan Lovells advises Citi on €200 million asset-backed facility for Silvr

Press releases | 06 July 2023

London and Paris, 6 July 2023 – International law firm Hogan Lovells has advised Citi as the senior lender on a €200 million revenue-based financing facility for Silvr.

The deal provides Silvr, a Fintech offering revenue-based financing to SMEs based in France, a new securitised facility of up to €200 million which will allow it to continue to offer and underwrite loans following its expansion in recent years and to accelerate growth across continental Europe. This transaction also involved Channel Capital acting as mezzanine funder. 

Silvr currently originates loans for SMEs registered in France and Germany. In its first two years of operation Silvr had underwritten over 250 loans and deployed €150 million of capital towards SMEs, becoming the fastest growing SME lending platform in Europe. Silvr uses real-time data-scoring algorithms to provide short-term funding to companies within 48 hours.

The Hogan Lovells team was led by structured finance and securitisation partners Julian Craughan in London and Laura Asbati in Paris. They were supported in London by associates Steven Minke and Ryun Pang and by trainee solicitors Ben Littlewood and Hannah Dingemans and in Paris by associate Vicenze Franzil. The team was also supported by partner Ariane Mehrshahi Marks and associate Carla Valdes Cortes in Luxembourg.