The Spanish fund manager is set to post a first close on €180m, with sources saying the €200m hard cap should be reached soon.
The electric vehicle battery company has raised £9m through a financing package comprised of equity and venture debt.
Leveraged loans were up last year, while high yield bond issuance continued a downward trend, according to an AFME report. Default rates were up slightly with an expected rise above 2% in 2017.
The sponsor will use the facility to assist with its buy-out of France-based plastic packaging firm Ipackchem.
Having previously announced a planned allocation to sterling-denominated private debt, the pension fund has taken a 20 percent stake in Gresham House.
The loan is backed by Elecnor’s development of solar photovalic assets in the south of Spain.
Reports in Spain suggest the bank has placed €180m of real estate loans on the market.
The oil and gas company will use debt and equity package to capitalise on Oklahoma reserves.
The World Bank arm has made its fourth commitment to the company since 2007 to support its further expansion.
A study has found that almost three-quarters of UK and Irish SMEs are not aware of the ability to secure funding based on their turnover.
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