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Voltaire Financial


We are a real estate advisory firm, distinguished by our successful execution of property transactions throughout the UK and Europe. We focus on arranging property finance for investors and developers across all asset classes.

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Voltaire Financial


We are a real estate advisory firm, distinguished by our successful execution of property transactions throughout the UK and Europe. We focus on arranging property finance for investors and developers across all asset classes.

OUR EXPERIENCE

With over 100 years of combined experience working in the real estate finance industry, we provide a bespoke service, facilitate innovative structures and source competitive products to suit the varied needs of property development and investment professionals.

Our capability to operate throughout the capital structure explains our track record in placing senior, mezzanine, and equity requirements with various lenders and sources of property finance within the market.

We have a significant depth of knowledge within the real estate, lending and legal sector. This enables tailored facilities to be fully assessed with a focus upon risk mitigation and return levels to all involved. The size of transactions ranges from bridging loans below £2m to investment and development facilities well in excess of £100m.

   

 

 

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Services


Our financing expertise spans geography, capital structure and asset class

Services


Our financing expertise spans geography, capital structure and asset class

DEVELOPMENT FUNDING Residential development schemes are by their nature largely speculative and this is understood by the lending market. Location is of above average importance when considering the funding options that will be available. Commercial development or asset management transactions rely on acutely relevant borrower track record and often involve pre-lets or pre-sales. Appetite and the selection of lender type are as varied as they have ever been. Having been amongst the most active advisors in the development finance market during the last 15 years enables us to offer an unparalleled service to our clients.

DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

Residential development schemes are by their nature largely speculative and this is understood by the lending market. Location is of above average importance when considering the funding options that will be available. Commercial development or asset management transactions rely on acutely relevant borrower track record and often involve pre-lets or pre-sales. Appetite and the selection of lender type are as varied as they have ever been. Having been amongst the most active advisors in the development finance market during the last 15 years enables us to offer an unparalleled service to our clients.

 
 
MEZZANINE FUNDING Mezzanine funding can be a useful tool to plug the shortfall between debt and borrower equity. It can also be utilised to stretch borrower equity further – often between two or more transactions instead of just one. The market is mature but also niche and opaque. A wide variety of return expectations exist between providers of mezzanine depending on their funding source and the risk profile of the transaction. Residential development mezzanine is relatively expensive at 12% IRR+ whereas investment mezzanine ranges from mid to high single digits.

MEZZANINE FUNDING

Mezzanine funding can be a useful tool to plug the shortfall between debt and borrower equity. It can also be utilised to stretch borrower equity further – often between two or more transactions instead of just one. The market is mature but also niche and opaque. A wide variety of return expectations exist between providers of mezzanine depending on their funding source and the risk profile of the transaction. Residential development mezzanine is relatively expensive at 12% IRR+ whereas investment mezzanine ranges from mid to high single digits.

 
INVESTMENT FUNDING With a mixture of corporate banking and debt advisory experience our team have vast experience in arranging finance secured against all asset classes. Fit for purpose location is essential and good quality assets and medium to long term income from strong tenants are preferred for high gearing transactions. We have long-standing relationships with in excess of 200 lenders including clearing, investment and challenger banks; pension funds; family offices and funds ensuring we are able to structure the most appropriate facility however complex the requirement.

INVESTMENT FUNDING

With a mixture of corporate banking and debt advisory experience our team have vast experience in arranging finance secured against all asset classes. Fit for purpose location is essential and good quality assets and medium to long term income from strong tenants are preferred for high gearing transactions. We have long-standing relationships with in excess of 200 lenders including clearing, investment and challenger banks; pension funds; family offices and funds ensuring we are able to structure the most appropriate facility however complex the requirement.

 
 
JOINT VENTURE EQUITY Arranging joint venture equity is often complex and benefits from having varied experience in different types of agreement. Third party equity is especially in demand for residential development schemes of all sizes, enabling the sponsor to share the various risks as well as the rewards with an appropriate source of capital. Some structures are straightforward shareholding entity participations whereas others include priority returns, promote ratchets and various rights for the partner.

JOINT VENTURE EQUITY

Arranging joint venture equity is often complex and benefits from having varied experience in different types of agreement.

Third party equity is especially in demand for residential development schemes of all sizes, enabling the sponsor to share the various risks as well as the rewards with an appropriate source of capital.

Some structures are straightforward shareholding entity participations whereas others include priority returns, promote ratchets and various rights for the partner.

 
Short term FUNDING There are an increasing number of ways in which short term products can now be applied to funding requirements. We pride ourselves on taking a different approach to bridging finance. The key to this difference is relationships with widest selection of lenders in the short term funding marketplace. This comprises not only the mainstream provides but also family offices, specialist bridging financiers, high net worth individuals, private banks and other unique pots. Accordingly we often tailor specific funding arrangements to ensure the most efficient solution to each requirement.

Short term FUNDING

There are an increasing number of ways in which short term products can now be applied to funding requirements. We pride ourselves on taking a different approach to bridging finance. The key to this difference is relationships with widest selection of lenders in the short term funding marketplace.
This comprises not only the mainstream provides but also family offices, specialist bridging financiers, high net worth individuals, private banks and other unique pots. Accordingly we often tailor specific funding arrangements to ensure the most efficient solution to each requirement.

 
 
Special opportunities Voltaire Financial has established an origination partnership for asset-backed special opportunities with a prominent European investment fund. In excess of £50m of capital has already been placed via this partnership. The funds are especially well suited to innovative real estate business models seeking growth capital and all asset classes can be considered. Other similar funds specialise in partnering with experienced real estate and occasionally non real estate sponsors on a similar basis.

Special opportunities

Voltaire Financial has established an origination partnership for asset-backed special opportunities with a prominent European investment fund. In excess of £50m of capital has already been placed via this partnership.

The funds are especially well suited to innovative real estate business models seeking growth capital and all asset classes can be considered. Other similar funds specialise in partnering with experienced real estate and occasionally non real estate sponsors on a similar basis.

 

 

 


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