Whilst the investment lending market is still dominated by banks, for the more complex or unusual transactions it is debt/hedge funds and other alternative lending providers that are supporting the majority of acquisitions or refinances. A number of previously considered alternative asset classes such as student accommodation, apart hotels and PRS are now able to be financed with institutional lenders including pension funds and global investment banks.
- For many lenders asset class has become less important that quality of sponsor
- Highlights include a £125m term loan secured against a portfolio of student accommodation
- Specialise in structuring funding for more complex commercial transactions
- Loans arranged from £2m to over £200m