Tikehau Investment Management and Macquarie Corporate and Asset Finance’s Lending Group have partnered to provide unitranche, mezzanine, and private bonds to mid-market companies in France.
The Tikehau/Macquarie French credit programme is designed to deliver reliable lending product to borrowers with greater speed, simplicity and certainty of execution, according to Mathieu Chabran, co-founder of Tikehau and CIO at Tikehau Investment Management.
“We are pleased to announce this agreement which will enable us to provide additional flexible financing solutions to our clients in the French mid-cap market. The financing environment has changed dramatically in the recent months and we are thrilled to join forces with Macquarie who have consistently demonstrated innovation, reactivity and flexibility on those matters.”
Tikehau and Macquarie plan to make investments of up to €200m available to borrowers across a wide range of industry sectors.
“This cooperation between Macquarie and Tikehau, a leading private debt provider in the French market, brings together the unique expertise and financing capabilities of both firms to deliver flexibility and certainty to companies and sponsors in the French mid-market” said Florian Herold, co-head of European Lending – Macquarie Corporate and Asset Finance.
Tikehau was set up in 2004, as an evergreen opportunistic investment vehicle. It is active on a large base of asset classes – debt, real estate, private equity – and mainly through Tikehau Investment Management, its fixed-income asset management platform. The firm has experience in debt markets: bonds, high-yield, loans, and private debt.
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