The interest in and demand for what alternative lenders offer has grown enormously in recent years. Borrowers in this space are often in situations where traditional bank finance is not an option: they may be seeking more flexibility or a faster turn-around than is standard for established banks. It has quickly become a fragmented and competitive marketplace and lenders in the sector need a legal adviser who can draw on wide ranging specialist knowledge to respond quickly to their needs.
We have extensive experience providing effective advice to all types of alternative lenders and we are highly regarded for both our transactional and regulatory expertise. We support our alternative lender clients throughout transactions from set-up to close. With wide ranging experience in the sector, and many of the sectors in which they operate, clients also draw on the strategic and commercial perspective we offer.
Our clients include real estate debt funds, challenger banks, individuals setting up their own lending business and funds lending to football clubs. We work with them across the full range of their business on establishing the fund or other vehicle through which they will be lending, raising capital and deploying funds to borrowers.
In this sector we regularly work with clients at all stages of growth and maturity including established entrepreneurs, family businesses, landed estates and sports organisations seeking to raise finance from sources other than the traditional bank loan market. All our clients benefit from the extensive network we have built up over many years in this field, and we often facilitate useful connections between potential lenders and borrowers, intermediaries and other professional advisers.