The Blog

Musings on corporate finance, fund raising, debt capital and other matters

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In the past few weeks, the Private Debt market and its participants were a frequent subject to headlines in the business and financial news. Does that mean that this market, now about a decade old in Europe and two decades old in the US, is becoming mainstream?

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Source: www.istockphoto.com

As we have read in the media, there have been a number of very high profile banks announcing that they retreating from the Commodity Trade Finance (CTF) Space, with BNP Paribas, ABN Amro announcing a 6-12 month wind down, SocGen closing the Singapore hub, ING and Rabobank both reviewing. These announcements are merely the acceleration ...

Project Ignite

"Altimapa were very straightforward to deal with, and were able to advise on the best way to handle negotiations with the most interested lenders. In the end we received multiple termsheets with offers of the sum we wanted, on broadly the terms we had been told to expect right at the start. Pedro, Claire and the rest of the team did a great job in finding us the debt we needed to expand our business."

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Picture from IoD London's Twitter account (@IoDLondon)

On 8th September, Claire Pidancet, Managing Director for Growth Capital at Altimapa, joined Alpesh Patel at the Institute of Directors (IoD) Masterclass on Financial Leadership in a Post-COVID World. the event was attended by SME entrepreneurs who were looking to better understand the availability of growth capital post-COVID. Claire discussed the various types of capital providers and the range of financing options available.

What Are We Reading, Summer 2020

For the 3rd year running the Altimapa team has shared its summer reading choices and other findings. Maybe because we have mostly enjoyed various forms of staycation, the team has been more adventurous and this year's list includes music and television as well as the more usual readings.