The Blog

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

Breakfast seminar: Debt funding beyond the bank

As part of their plans for 2019, Altimapa Capital aims to hit the £200mn milestone of funds raised. We will officially launch this effort later this month at a breakfast seminar run in partnership with Law Firm of the Year 2018 - Mills & Reeve. The event will be an opportunity for businesses to learn about the private debt market, how to access it and the availability of capital that suits their specific requirements.

New Year Round-up and Outlook

2018 has been a challenging but rewarding year for Altimapa and many of its clients. While we’ve seen a decrease in the overall number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) exploring funding opportunities, we have worked with many businesses taking advantage of uncertainty in the economic landscape by setting in motion bold plans for growth.

Breakdown of a Term Sheet

In essence, a term sheet outlines the terms, conditions and covenants of a debt transaction between a company and an investor. Each term sheet contains the full legal name of the issuer and the jurisdiction of incorporation. The term sheet is a valuable tool to gauge whether the level of agreement between two parties is ...

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!