Tikehau, Macquarie team up for French mid-cap loans

The drive by the institutional investor market to cover the gap in mid-cap lending left by banks retrenching from the market continued this week, with French investment firm Tikehau and Macquarie linking up to provide a credit programme for mid-market French companies.

  • 20 Jul 2012

Macquarie and Tikehau will provide unitranche, mezzanine and private bonds to both corporate and private equity-owned companies, in loans as large as €200m each. The institutions said the main advantages for borrowers would be the speed, simplicity and certainty of execution.

These qualities are often trumpeted by institutional investors ...

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