Investments

European Private Investments

Our London-based team has great flexibility to meet borrowers’ needs across Europe.

Investment size

$5-$50M

LTV/LTC

Up to 80-90%

Average term

60 days-4 years

Geography

Pan-European

Strategy Description

In Europe, we focus on opportunities in asset acquisition, credit, and deep value within direct corporates, property, structured finance, special situations, and portfolios of various assets. In addition to direct originations, Arena actively co-invests, joint ventures and creates operational partnerships. Arena provides speed of execution, and its flexible capital allows for “out of the box” creative structures to meet borrowers’ needs in the following investment areas:

  • Corporate private credit
  • Commercial & industrial assets
  • Consumer assets
  • Real estate
  • Other related asset classes

Investment size

$5-$50M

LTV/LTC

Up to 80-90%

Average term

60 days-4 years

Geography

Pan-European

Strategy Description

In Europe, we focus on opportunities in asset acquisition, credit, and deep value within direct corporates, property, structured finance, special situations, and portfolios of various assets. In addition to direct originations, Arena actively co-invests, joint ventures and creates operational partnerships. Arena provides speed of execution, and its flexible capital allows for “out of the box” creative structures to meet borrowers’ needs in the following investment areas:

  • Corporate private credit
  • Commercial & industrial assets
  • Consumer assets
  • Real estate
  • Other related asset classes

Underwriting Ability

Rather than specifically underwriting against an absolute level of EBITDA, Arena seeks to understand the “story” or problem, revenue, assets (non-traditional) and overall enterprise value.

Sponsorship

Private equity sponsors, independent sponsors, directly with management and owners of assets (companies, hard assets/intangible assets and options), and other related counterparties

Investment Structures

Real Estate: Secured non-performing loans, mezzanine and bridge loans, commercial and residential hard asset investment, discounted pay-off (DPO) finance

Loan Portfolio: Portfolios of secured and unsecured receivables and loans; residential mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, subordinate pieces of warehouse facilities, mortgage shortfalls; specialty credit/finance companies, including “fintech”

Corporate Debt: Secured and unsecured loans (e.g. claims, liquidations); rescue financing/DPO finance; transition capital, including senior, bridge and/or mezzanine; venture debt

Lease- and Collateral-Backed Financing: Public market securities or privately negotiated transactions; aircraft, shipping, equipment leases, secondary purchases, litigation finance, invoice finance, fund finance, etc.

Structured Products: RMBS, CMBS, other asset-backed or -based securities

Fact Sheet

Contact

APablo Fragaz and Chika Okerekez

Managing Directors, European Illiquid Investments

Transactions

Greek Car Leasing Company

1st Lien Senior Secured Loan

€15 Million

July 2021

Land Acquisition in Dublin, Ireland

1st Mortgage Bridge Loan

€9.1 Million

March 2021

Office / Real Estate in Athens, Greece

Asset Purchase

€0.9 Million

March 2021

Commercial Real Estate

1st Lien Senior Secured Loan

€13 Million

December 2020

Venture Loan

1st Lien Senior Secured Loan

€30.9 Million

July 2020

Co-Living Development in Berlin

1st Mortgage Bridge Loan

€4.5 Million

May 2019

Industrial Acquisition in Belgium

1st Mortgage Bridge Loan

$15.3 Million

March 2018

Insurance Finance

1st Lien Senior Secured Loan

€10 Million

December 2017

Amounts shown are for Arena Investors’ commitment or the global facility commitment where Arena Investors led the transaction, including in cases where a joint venture partner originated the transaction. If Arena Investors’ participation was less than 90% of the total, only the Arena Investors commitment is included. Follow-on commitments and/or combined related transactions are included in some cases. Amounts may be different than actual funded amounts. This information is illustrative and is not an offer or a solicitation to invest. No representation is made about the attractiveness or performance of transactions. This document and its contents are the proprietary information of Arena Investors and may not be reproduced or disseminated, in whole or in part, without Arena’s prior written consent.

Transactions

Greek Car Leasing Company

1st Lien Senior Secured Loan

€15 Million

July 2021

Land Acquisition in Dublin, Ireland

1st Mortgage Bridge Loan

€9.1 Million

March 2021

Office / Real Estate in Athens, Greece

Asset Purchase

€0.9 Million

March 2021

Commercial Real Estate

1st Lien Senior Secured Loan

€13 Million

December 2020

Venture Loan

1st Lien Senior Secured Loan

€30.9 Million

July 2020

Co-Living Development in Berlin

1st Mortgage Bridge Loan

€4.5 Million

May 2019

Industrial Acquisition in Belgium

1st Mortgage Bridge Loan

$15.3 Million

March 2018

Insurance Finance

1st Lien Senior Secured Loan

€10 Million

December 2017

Amounts shown are for Arena Investors’ commitment or the global facility commitment where Arena Investors led the transaction, including in cases where a joint venture partner originated the transaction. If Arena Investors’ participation was less than 90% of the total, only the Arena Investors commitment is included. Follow-on commitments and/or combined related transactions are included in some cases. Amounts may be different than actual funded amounts. This information is illustrative and is not an offer or a solicitation to invest. No representation is made about the attractiveness or performance of transactions. This document and its contents are the proprietary information of Arena Investors and may not be reproduced or disseminated, in whole or in part, without Arena’s prior written consent.

Fact Sheet & Contact

APablo Fragaz and Chika Okerekez

Managing Directors, European Illiquid Investments