Roundtable: Asset Based Lending (ABL) through the pandemic


News - 25 February 2021

Company earnings uncertainty and restrictions on social interaction as a result of Covid-19 have made for tricky deal execution. What has this meant for ABL in M&A scenarios and have ABLs been able to get deals over the line against this backdrop?

A year ago, conversation around finance for private equity deals and portfolios was almost entirely centered on borrower-friendly terms and pricing. COVID-19 dislocation has seen borrower focus shift to access to liquidity, headroom and stabilising lender relationships rather than shopping around for the most favourable terms and cheapest pricing. 

Jeremy Harrison, Head of Sales, ABN AMRO Commercial Finance UK was one of a panel of senior ABL lenders, advisers and General Partners (GPs) that took part in a roundtable hosted by Real Deals in association with ABN AMRO Commercial Finance. Speakers were:

  • Richard Babington, Mobeus
  • Sarah Day, DLA Piper
  • Edward Godfrey, DC Advisory
  • Jeremy Harrison, ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
  • Oliver Jones, Rutland Partners

Listen to the round-up of the discussion to understand how ABL providers are positioning their offerings in post-Covid M&A processes and how ABLs and their clients have steered through an uncertain and volatile market. (CLICK HERE)


Where next?

Download the discussion Write Up to read later CLICK HERE

2021: putting hard-won lessons into practice CLICK HERE

Read our client experiences CLICK HERE