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The golden age of UK Asset Based Lending?

The golden age of UK Asset Based Lending?

In recent years, key players in UK Asset Based Lending have hailed ABL’s evolution into a credible alternative lending product. On this page, we share our insights into whether ABL really has evolved in the UK, and what this means for borrowers.

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Marc Finer

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The UK Asset Based Lending market includes some of the country’s largest lending institutions. In recent years, key players in the UK ABL market have hailed the evolution of ABL from “lender of last resort” to a credible alternative lending product. But has ABL really come of age in the UK?

Within this article, our Debt Advisory team explores the opportunities and challenges for borrowers in a fragmented and changing ABL marketplace, and questions how clear both borrowers and lenders really are on the ABL proposition.

Highlights include:

  • The “great ABL paradox”;
  • The private equity battleground; and
  • Our views on whether ABL is still a financing “product” in the UK, or rather something broader

Download: ABL roundtable hosted by realdeals

KPMG ABL specialist Marc Finer recently joined a group of ABL lenders and private equity professionals at a roundtable discussion, hosted by realdeals magazine. The conversation focused on ABL as a financing option for private equity situations, reflecting on ABL’s position in a competitive credit marketplace for private equity deals, and debating where the greatest opportunities lie both for sponsors and ABL lenders. You can read the full write-up here.

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