C-QUADRAT announces the launch of a direct lending fund for Spanish small and medium-sized enterprises
Within the fund, a subfund for direct lending to Spanish SMEs called “Spain Direct Lending I” has been established with the following key features:
- Capital Commitment: EUR 100 million
- Target Investments: Spanish small and medium-sized enterprises
- Investment Advisor: Haitong Bank S.A. Spanish Branch
Spain Direct Lending I (ISIN LU1501055104) aims to support the development of non-listed Spanish small and medium-size enterprises, a sector displaying promising recovery since the financial crisis. A target yield of 4-5% p.a. is envisaged.
C-QUADRAT Asset Management (UK) LLP will act as Investment Manager of Spain Direct Lending I. Haitong Bank, S.A. Sucursal en Espana will act as Investment Advisor.
Cristobal Mendez de Vigo, Management Board member of C-QUADRAT Investment AG, comments: “C-QUADRAT has a track record of more than ten years’ in the lending segment, primarily on microfinance. We are very keen on this new venture entirely focused on the attractive Spanish SME segment.”
C-QUADRAT is an international asset manager specializing in quantitative and discretionary absolute and total return strategies as well as alternative investments for institutional clients. Established in Vienna in 1991, the company has been listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange since 2006 and on the Vienna stock exchange since May 2008. With offices in Vienna, London, Frankfurt, Geneva and Yerevan, C-QUADRAT operates in more than 20 countries in Europe and Asia.
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