Hoplon Opportunities Fund I SCSp (Fund), advised by Hoplon Investment Partners LLP (Hoplon) & Avelios Alternative Assets Ltd (Avelios) have successfully provided a circa EUR 6m corporate secured loan to a European Real Estate Developer. The facility allows the sponsor to pursue an attractive new European investment pipeline, without the need to monetise existing assets.
The two young and dynamic companies delivered a very fast execution, with only four weeks between initiating high-level terms and funding the transaction.
Hoplon’s Managing Partner, Sven Hansen, commented: “The ability of the Fund to efficiently provide financing across asset classes, despite structural complexity, is something I believe sets us apart from our competition. In this deal, we drew comfort from the strong sponsor track record, number of quality deals in the portfolio, and the real estate exit valuations that made sense, even in conservative scenarios.
We have been evaluating Real Estate assets for some time and expect the Fund to undertake more transactions in this asset class given Covid-19 dislocations.”
Avelios’s Chief Investment Officer, Guido Lang added: “We are very pleased to have worked with Hoplon as a partner in this innovative financing transaction. We were able to deliver a fast, reliable solution to our client by combining our real estate expertise with Hoplon’s structural know-how.
We have started to see more of these types of deals in recent weeks and expect deal flow to increase over the coming 12-18 months as assets will need liquidity, refinancing, recapitalisation and restructuring brought about by Covid related stress.”
About Hoplon Investment Partners LLP: Hoplon Investment Partners is an independent investment services firm focused on small and medium-sized asset-backed distressed and special opportunities across Europe. We strive to preserve capital whilst aiming to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns.
About Avelios Alternative Assets Ltd: Avelios Alternative Assets Limited is an independent investment advisor and asset manager focused European real estate, transportation and infrastructure assets. Our investment philosophy is defined by an emphasis on preserving capital while providing attractive risk adjusted returns to our investors and partners.
|Contact Details: Hoplon Investment Partners LLP
Sven Hansen, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 203 746 6932
|Contact Details Avelios:
Guido Lang, Chief Investment Officer
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 7554 030168