Mid-market direct lending

“The £900 million committed is recognised in the industry as having a meaningful role in accelerating investment in direct lending funds.”

– Max Mitchell, Head of Direct Lending, ICG

£855m committed

6 portfolio investments

Our view

"We have a blue chip portfolio providing attractive risk-adjusted returns. The asset class is increasingly gaining acceptance with investors as an alternative source of yield. Given market liquidity we are currently exploring options for building on the success of the portfolio."

* Figures correct as of March 2016


The direct lending market has developed rapidly in recent years, with institutions now providing the majority of European leveraged loans. The Business Finance Partnership has been catalytic in developing the asset class in the UK. From 2012, £863 million was committed alongside an initial £1.9 billion of private sector capital, to six active participants in the market with the ability to scale.

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