21 July 2021
BCMGlobal has facilitated a deal for a senior debt funding facility of up to £100m
BCMGlobal, part of Link Group, has facilitated a deal for a senior debt funding facility of up to £100m for Fundamentum, an Investment Advisor specialising in the UK Supported Housing market, from AgFe, the fixed income innovators.
Fundamentum specialises in creating and managing Supported Housing assets across the UK, in partnership with Housing Providers and Local Authorities for the UK's most vulnerable people, including those with learning disabilities, autism, the homeless and adults with mental health struggles. Fundamentum continue to focus their efforts on responsible investing and have become an early adopter of The Sustainability Reporting Standard For Social Housing (SRS) further confirming their commitment to improving ESG reporting frameworks and collaborating with like-minded partners within the Social Housing Sector.
BCMGlobal’s Real Estate Finance team, experts in sourcing, securing, and structuring real estate finance for investors and developers, was tasked with sourcing a long-term Senior Loan to support the establishment of these portfolios.
BCMGlobal worked closely with AgFe, the asset manager and investment advisory firm specialising in fixed income innovation, to agree initial senior debt funding of £24m. With part of BCMGlobal’s ambition to establish long term relationships with suitable lenders, AgFe and Fundamentum have expressed a mutual desire to work together over the longer term to grow both portfolios, and as such additional debt funding up to a total of £100m is expected to follow as additional assets are acquired. This will allow for the development of more social housing in the UK, as well as strong investment returns for the funds.
Tim Schuy, Head of Real Estate Finance at BCMGlobal, comments:
“With ESG at the forefront of the investment agenda, we’re proud to have worked with Fundamentum and AgFe to secure a deal which provides not just great investment outcomes for those involved, but also improves the UK’s social housing landscape and has a positive social impact. We pride ourselves on our targeted process, which helps move transactions along quickly and efficiently, and in delivering excellent outcomes for our clients and their funding partners.”
A spokesperson at Fundamentum, added:
“There are more than a million households on Local Authority waiting lists and this number is increasing each year so there is an enormous amount of work to be undertaken in order to meet this need. We’re grateful to BCMGlobal for supporting us in sourcing the funding to continue to provide appropriate housing to those most in need. We look forward to continuing to work with both BCMGlobal and AgFe in the years to come.”
Xin Zhang, Partner at AgFe, comments:
“Fundamentum is doing excellent work in an important sector, which we believe creates a significant investment opportunity for our clients looking to make their money matter. We are pleased with the outcomes of the funding deal thus far, and look forward to supporting the portfolios as they develop and grow over the coming months.”