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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 ...

The USP of Alternative Finance: Flexibility

Stay committed in your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.

Looking for funding from a bank is a well-trodden process. However, whilst the banks provide a useful source of affordable finance and their ‘off the shelf’ product works for many businesses, sometimes a company needs a bespoke product. This flexibility is especially useful if ...

Altimapa Top Terms

Finance is full of jargon and technical terms. Here, in this guide, are definitions of the most commonly encountered terms in the world of alternative finance.

Alternative Finance: 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 ...

Case Study: Airport Transfers

Our client is the European market leader for pre-bookable airport transfers. Founded in 2005, the company has grown to sell to over 3 million passengers in over 120 countries across 7,500 locations.

Extraordinary Event

The default ...

Direct Lending: the new force in corporate finance

The post-crisis bank retrenchment strangled the supply of traditional sources of finance for Europe’s corporate base. In its place, a range of alternative finance providers have flourished. For loans of less than £1mn, new peer-to-peer (P2P) and asset-backed lenders now provide a cheap source of company debt. For loans greater than £200mn, corporate behemoths ...