Fiduciam has funded over £600 million in bridging loans secured over real estate in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland, from £250k to £25m, for loan terms of six months to three years.
Fiduciam were one of the first non-bank lending platforms to be accredited by the British Business Bank on behalf of the UK government to lend under the guaranteed Covid Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and it’s successor scheme Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS).
Guy Butler placed a £30 million bond issue to fund CBILS in early 2021, and a further bond later in the year to fund RLS lending.
REA Trading is a privately held company which owns: REA Vipingo Plantations Limited, which cultivates sisal in Kenya and Tanzania; and Wigglesworth & Co. Limited a London based trader of natural fibres. It has revenues of ~£50 million.
REA Trading is currently developing a new abaca plantation in the Ambon Province of Indonesia. To finance this Guy Butler placed a preference share with investors in 2020. This was called in September 2021, whereupon a new bond deal was placed with existing and new investors.
Yew Grove REIT PLC is a €75m Real Estate Investment Trust that is listed both in Dublin and London. It invests in Irish commercial and industrial properties, primarily outside Dublin’s central business district. Guy Butler and Investec Plc raised €50m from institutional investors which has allowed the fund to continue its growth.
REA Holdings PLC is an oil palm business which is premium listed on the London Stock Exchange, with its operations in East Kalimantan. Guy Butler arranged and placed several bond and preferred equity issues in the total amount of approximately US$200m over a number of years. The issues were placed mainly with UK institutional investors. REA has been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil since 2007.
Lagerbox Holdings BV is a German self storage business operating 14 self storage facilities in Germany. Guy Butler placed a €17m 7 year term loan was placed with DRC Capital, a London based real estate debt fund.
AMP PLC (Aggregated Micro Power), was an AIM listed company. It was bought by Asterion Industrial Partners in January 2020, and it was rebranded amp Clean Energy.
It installs, maintains and supplies small scale energy facilities across the UK.
Guy Butler began raising money for the company in 2015 through the AMPIL 8% 2036 bond. Currently £155 million is outstanding. The money has been used to finance a portfolio of grid balancing assets and institutional/commercial biomass boilers. It was one of the first £ bonds to recieve a Green Bond desiognation on Bloomberg.
Gran Colombia Gold Corp is a Canadian listed gold and silver exploration, development and production company whose operations are primarily in Colombia. As part of a debt refinancing Guy Butler helped raise US$98m by way of a gold linked bond, with equity warrants attached.
Guy Butler and its partner firm Roodhals Capital, assisted Dutch insurance broker Quintes with its refinance and acquisition finance. A package provided by Crestline Investors Inc. now enables Quintes to act as a consolidator in the fragmented Dutch insurance brokerage market.
Guy Butler extends its debt placement capabilities to other corporate finance boutiques active in debt capital markets. It has close co-operation arrangements with the following organisations:
Independent Debt Capital Market limited a corporate finance boutique based in London focussed on origination and structuring of long dated debt instruments. The key areas in which IDCM is active are renewable energy projects, infrastructure projects and real estate finance.