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BZ wins ‘Asset Based Lender of the Year’ at Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2021

13 Sep 2021

BZ is proud to have won the award for ‘Asset-Based Lender of the Year’ at Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2021, the longest-running and most prestigious Private Equity awards in Europe.

The specialist asset-based lender was awarded for its “overall achievements in winning new business, delivering innovative ABL structures and growing market share while maintaining credit quality and developing teams.”

The Judges’ commented that: “BZ are admirable for the growth they have shown in spite of the pandemic.”

Commenting on the award win, Robert Wakeford, Managing Director, UK Sales at BZ said: “We are delighted to have been recognised as ‘Asset-Based Lender of the Year’ by the Private Equity industry. This award is a testament to our amazing team and we would like to thank our clients, sponsors and business introducers for their ongoing support. 2021 has been a year of significant achievements in terms of growing our team, expanding our regional presence and completing landmark deals. By providing the speed, structure and solutions that enable us to fund large and complex transactions up to £150 million through ABL and cash flow, we look forward to continuing to serve the Private Equity industry and their clients in driving their ambitions.”

Brent Osborne, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of BREAL Group, commented: “This accolade is a strong acknowledgement of BZ’s achievements since its inception and is a real credit to the team. The UK private equity industry is the largest and most dynamic in Europe. It is a key source of ABL introductions, acting as a major stimulus for event-driven activity such as refinances and restructures, mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts and buy-ins. Our strategic commitment to growth and continued support of the SME market is perfectly aligned with the role of the Private Equity sector as we work closely together to enable businesses to fulfil their potential.”