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The fund manager is drawing close to its fund target and expects to hold a formal fourth close in early December.
The fund is set to be the firm’s largest vehicle to date and will target consumer NPLs.
The coronavirus crisis may not be as bountiful for Europe’s NPL investors as the GFC, but it will offer select opportunities.
The global financial crisis saw the largest-ever sell-off of non-performing loans. The covid-related disruption may not be as bountiful for NPL investors, but it will offer select opportunities.
The London-based asset manager believes dislocation driven by covid-19 will create NPL opportunities.
Banks had still not fully dealt with the fallout from the GFC before the latest crisis came along. The pile of NPL stock is now set to grow much bigger, says Zach Lewy of Arrow Global.
The deal will give the fund manager a larger presence in the NPL servicing market in Italy.
The non-performing loan tinder box has been set alight again, according to Adrian Cloake of LCM Partners.
The vehicle, which invests in NPLs already subject to insolvency, is Balbec’s first fund to break the $1bn mark.
As the impact of coronavirus starts to be felt by businesses and lenders, there could be a wealth of opportunities for those looking to buy NPLs.

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