Credit Suisse announces refi of giant Hawksmoor RMBS

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By Tom Brown
11 Jul 2019

Credit Suisse International has mandated itself as sole arranger, along with Bank of America as joint lead manager, for Hawksmoor Mortgage Funding 2019-1, the refinancing of one of the UK's largest non-conforming mortgage portfolios, originated by GE Capital. Leads announced a fully preplaced deal, but some bonds may eventually be offered to investors, according to one buyside source.

“A [sterling] denominated transaction with the entire capital structure pre-placed is expected to follow, subject to market conditions,” read the deal announcement.

GE Capital's UK finance arm initially sold the £3.9bn book mortgages under the name Project Virage, with a consortium of Blackstone, CarVal and TPG winning ...

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