Uncompromising specialists in our chosen fields of expertise.

Structured Finance

The boutique is comprised of seasoned financial experts hand-picked from the investment banking community with specialist skills in capital raising, structuring and property and long established relationships amongst global institutional investors. We pride ourselves in providing an exemplary service and offer tailor made solutions to all of our clients.

Commercial & Residential Real Estate Finance Solutions

  • We provide an investment banking level of service to borrowers and offer a range of collateralized financing solutions to both commercial and residential property projects, such as:
    • Senior debt provision through global institutional lenders (Fixed & Floating).
      • Non-bank institutions looking for long-term partnerships.
      • Long term financing (5 to 30 years).
        • Make-whole language typical beyond 5 years.
      • Typical collateralized loan size £10 to £75 million (absolute minimum £5 million), with scope up to and beyond £500 million.
      • All property sectors (individual assets or portfolios).
      • Average LTV 65% (Max to 80% depending on the asset quality).
    • Development & Project financing.
      • Short term floating financing (1 to 3 years, minimum size £5 million).
      • Up to 90% LTC / 70% LTGDV
      • Across all sectors (Residential & Commercial).
    • Mezzanine and Equity components.
    • Covering all Real Estate sectors
    • Predominantly UK focused with access to select € lenders on European assets. 
    • Competitive fixed and floating rates (lender specific). 
  • We focus on new breed of alternative lenders (global institutions and specialist lenders) as well as banks.
  • Solutions to provide leverage on unencumbered assets or refinance to ensure the balance sheet is efficiently run.
  • End-to-end service as required allowing borrowers to focus on running their business and bringing strong deals to lenders.

Debt Advisory & Capital Raising Specialists

  • We advise listed or privately owned corporate entities on all aspects of their debt and capital needs.
  • Domestic and International Corporates.
    • Investment Grade & Non-Investment Grade.
    • Rated or Unrated.
  • Assist clients and borrowers to achieve their financial objectives.
  • Debt and capital raising advice on how to achieve business expansion and support growth across whatever timeline is required.
    • Refinance &/or consolidate existing debt.
    • Analyse current debt profile and feasibility study of what is attainable in the immediate to long term.
    • Mentor borrowers on how to navigate the lender landscape.
  • Independently and impartially review a business to assess its viability and strategic direction.
    • Highlight business inefficiencies and propose solutions.
    • Suitability of the existing corporate structure.
  • Improve financial modelling of historical data & projections for a lender.
  • Advise clients on special situations and provide restructuring solutions for their existing debt.
  • Our experienced team are able to advise on:
    • Leverage solutions.
    • Senior Debt / Stretched Senior.
    • Bridge Financing.
    • Mezzanine Debt.
    • Secured and Unsecured Debt.
    • Equity.
    • Debt Capital Markets & Syndication.
    • Public Bond Markets.
    • Private Placements.
  • Our liquidity is sourced predominantly from:
    • Insurance Companies.
    • Pension Funds.
    • Specialist lenders.
    • Hedge Funds.
    • Investment & Asset Managers.
    • Banks.
    • Private Equity Funds.
    • Sovereign Wealth Funds.
    • Family Offices.

Asset Sales & Purchases

  • Met Zurich works with several funds / firms to source assets that fit their portfolio requirements.
    • Clients include Private Equity, Pension / Insurance Funds and ‘HNW’ Entrepreneurs.
  • We focus on:
    • Commercial & Residential Real Estate.
      • Portfolios to individual landmark properties.
      • Hotels.
      • Introductory service to property management teams and asset holders.
      • Originating/sourcing loan portfolios.
      • Provide Financing packages for acquisitions.
    • Private Placements.
      • Best-efforts and book built offerings from across the credit spectrum and capital stack.
    • Distressed.
    • Investment Grade Corporate.
    • Investment Grade Financial (Senior & Subordinated).
    • Secured.

Structuring Specialists

  • With the on-board experience of seasoned professional investment bankers Met Zurich is able to provide a wealth of expertise to issuers seeking to raise capital, source liquidity or sell assets.
  • Bespoke investment banking service creating tailor made specialist solutions such as:
    • Commercial Real Estate Lending
    • Private Placements
      • Vanilla & structured notes
    • Project Finance.
    • Principal Finance.
    • Leveraged Sale & Leaseback.
    • EMTN Program implementation.
    • Credit linked notes.
    • SPV shelves.
    • Intermediary for specialist structured liquidity providers.
  • Investor strategies with a focus on real money, 'buy & hold' investors for portfolio and individual assets.
  • Pricing strategy for credit, IRD, and inflation products.
  • Placement agent.
  • Intermediary.