The Blog

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

A broad term to describe the proliferation of channels, companies and instruments that have emerged outside the realm of the traditional financial system. It is most commonly associated with companies operating in the peer-to-peer space, such as peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding. Often called “shadow banking” or “non-bank funding”.

A path to growth in special and stressed situations

In the wake of House of Fraser’s fall into administration this month, its suppliers have been left with a sizable hole to fill following the restructuring of the department store’s debt. This is one example of a recent glut of household-name retailers failing due to changing market conditions, while the collapse of Carillion earlier this ...

What We Are Reading, Summer 2018

The Altimapa team is keeping busy this summer even while away on vacation. Our diverse group has a wide range of interests and has translated into how we quench our curiosities, from management to history and to poetry. So with no further ado, here is the first ever Altimapa summer reading list!

Case Study: £6 million Growth Capital Facility, Progress to Excellence

In May 2018, Altimapa successfully secured a 5-year interest-only growth capital loan for Progress to Excellence and its owner a2e Industries. This capital was used to fund a pipeline of acquisitions and to allow the management team to increase its stake in the business.