Värde Commits $1.3 Billion in Asset-Based Private Credit Transactions in 2023

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February 13, 2024

Sees Dislocation Driving Opportunity to Provide Credit and Liquidity Solutions to Main Street Businesses, Consumers, Financial Services Companies, and Banks

NEW YORK and LONDON Värde Partners, a leading global alternative investment firm specializing in credit and credit-related assets, today announced that it committed $1.3 billion across its asset-based lending and diversified private credit platform in 2023. These investments facilitated approximately $9 billion of commercial and consumer loans in North America and Europe.

“Market dislocation, exacerbated by bank regulation and liquidity challenges, presents a significant opportunity for Värde to step in as a strategic partner, originating financing for underserved borrowers and providing liquidity solutions,” said Aneek Mamik, New York-based Partner at Värde. “We believe Värde’s expertise across the many facets of lending, from owning financial services platforms to loan servicing, is a competitive edge as we source and provide exposure to attractive, downside-protected investments on behalf of our investors.”

For more than 30 years, Värde has served as a premier credit and liquidity provider, investing across capital structures, industries, and market cycles. In recent years, Värde has expanded its origination team and capabilities to meet the growing financing and liquidity needs. Värde’s approach is informed by deep sector expertise and a global relative value perspective.

The firm’s priority themes in 2024 include:

  • Commercial Finance: Loans and leases to small and midsize businesses, including business-essential equipment finance, receivables finance, inventory finance, and SME financing across industries such as technology, industrial, manufacturing, and specialty vehicles.
  • Consumer Finance: Senior secured loans for prime and near-prime borrowers backed by financial assets, such as home equity, auto, and other titled vehicles.
  • Diversified Private Credit: Lending against or investing in assets or contractual cash flows that are often less correlated to other financial assets, including fund finance and homebuilder finance.

“The widening capital supply/demand gap is driving increased lending opportunities across nearly all markets and sectors, particularly opportunities to partner with non-bank lenders as they look to the private markets to support their lending to the real economy,” said Barbara Richter, London-based Managing Director. “Importantly, the breadth of our platform allows us to be selective.”

“We are pleased to have successfully tailored solutions for many high-quality borrowers last year,” added Monty Cook, New York-based Senior Managing Director. “Our expertise in providing capital to support asset growth across a wide array of asset classes has positioned Värde as a preferred lender, and we look forward to working with new and familiar partners in 2024.”

About Värde Partners

Värde Partners is a leading global alternative investment firm specializing in credit and credit-related assets. Founded in 1993, the firm has invested more than $100 billion across the credit quality and liquidity spectrum in both public and private markets. Värde currently manages approximately $13 billion in assets with teams in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific focused on Corporate & Traded Credit, Real Estate, and Financial Services & Diversified Private Credit. For more information, please visit www.varde.com.