Mezzanine Finance

Specialist mezzanine debt advisory and development funding by property professionals for property professionals.

Borrow from £50k with no maximum*
Loan length of up to 24 months or longer by arrangement
Competitive interest rates from 15% pa* (subject to change)

* Subject to lender criteria, individual circumstances and underwriting / valuation assessment.

What is Mezzanine Finance?

Mezzanine Finance is subordinate to first mortgages. It means diluting the equity and maintaining control of the assets and is often used in highly leveraged buyouts and new builds. It can come in several different forms, e.g. junior debt, convertible debt, and participating debt.

Mezzanine Finance will typically be funded before the senior loan for construction and repaid afterward. Interest rates may be higher (typically between 12 and 20 percent) but this can be viewed in the context that you won't have to put up as much initial capital. When arranging Mezzanine Finance, our expertise means we may be able to take into account your expansion plans as well as current profitability. Annual profits and annual payments towards your senior loan will also be factored in.

Equity investment is unsecured and high risk, so it commands a high reward. It is attractive to a developer as it allows an experienced developer with a solid business plan to unlock development finance for the project whereby equity is invested into a project in return for part ownership of that project (usually in the form of a profit share).

Equity funding of 95% or even 100% in the form of hard cash can come into play in its entirety, or in a second charge behind a Debt funder. So, it will activate when a developer needs more finance than Senior, Stretched Senior and/or Mezzanine can provide.

Equity (in the form of soft equity) can also be used for Planning gain deals, so it is vital that the lender has confidence in you, the developer.

We can help you progress an Equity loan with a view to selecting an equity provider who will offer the best deal regarding the cost and the conditions. We’ll also help them gain a minimum return on their money.

Why choose us?

Access to more lenders

Access to a wide range of specialist lenders and the experience to get you a highly competitive rate.

Property professionals

We specialise in bridging loan and development finance cases so you can rely on an innovatively structured deal.

Fast, expert service

We liaise with all involved on your behalf to ensure deadlines are met and drawdown is made in a timely manner.

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We work closely with specialist lenders, private funders, high street lenders and challenger banks and we know how to put together the best bespoke deal.

Becky Mallia

CeMAP - Finance Broker