Brexit holds no fear for Cerberus amid £6bn Granite refi

Cerberus said this week that it expects to call the securitizations of the Granite book, Towd Point Mortgage Funding Granite1 and Granite2, suggesting the private equity investor is plotting a refinancing. This would mean marketing one of the largest ever UK mortgage deals in the middle of the final, fraught Brexit negotiations — a bold move, but increasingly inviting, as UK banks have rushed to take advantage of an improvement in sentiment this week. Owen Sanderson reports.

  • By Owen Sanderson
  • 21 Mar 2019

Cerberus had been “exploring options” for the giant UK mortgage portfolios, totalling more than £6bn, which it bought from the ashes of Northern Rock in 2015. That meant a sale process was going on, and another sponsor or a strategic buyer could have bought the assets.

For months, UK ...

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