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Pedro Tavares, Founder & CEO of Altimapa Capital (left) with Steven D'Ambrosio, CEO of Sandfield Capital (right)
Pedro Tavares, Founder & CEO of Altimapa Capital (left) with Steven D'Ambrosio, CEO of Sandfield Capital (right)

Sandfield Capital, a lendtech company that provides loans to individuals pursuing legal claims, has secured a £20m credit facility via Ampla Finance to enable it to significantly expand its operations. The funding is the first tranche of a £100m fundraise being led by private debt finance specialist Altimapa Capital, which is transforming the way SMEs secure funding by engaging directly with a network of over 600 institutional investors.

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Picture by Stein Egil Liland (https://www.pexels.com/@therato/)

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in the economy of Scandinavia, accounting for a significant portion of the region's GDP and employment. However, despite their importance, SMEs in Scandinavia challenges when it comes to funding their operations and growth.

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Image by pixabay.com

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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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 ...

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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.