Breaking New Records
BZ has seen a record-breaking start to the year against a backdrop of challenging macroeconomic factors. The business has reported substantial growth in the first half of 2022, completing over £235m of new facilities.
Notably, in June 2022, the BZ team announced an important new lending milestone, having surpassed a loan book value of £300m.
Delivering Landmark Deals
In the first half of 2022, the team at BZ structured and delivered two complex carve-out deals with European investment company Aurelius; Minova and CTD Tiles.
Alongside these deals, the £53.4m facility for Highland Spring, the UK’s market-leading natural source water brand, is a clear example of BZ’s ability to provide a multi-asset facility with a significant £28m cashflow loan. Both CTD Tiles and Highland Spring have used BREAL Zeta’s innovative FIFO structure, which enables businesses to access secured ABL debt as well as cashflow lending in one facility agreement.
H1 2022 has also witnessed the completion of BZ’s first property portfolio transaction with a £45.3m real estate facility, which demonstrates an ability to lend outside typical ABL asset restrictions.
A strong pipeline of new transactions promises further growth throughout the remainder of the year. This is a clear indication that shareholders and management teams are starting to seek additional working capital to tackle an array of macroeconomic challenges.
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