LCM Partners acquires €6 billion Spanish loan portfolio
LCM Partners, a leading European Alternatives Investment Manager, today announced that it has acquired a substantial portfolio of Spanish, unsecured non-performing and re-performing consumer and SME loans from Aiqon Capital Group, an Asian investor exiting the market.
This deal sees LCM buy approx. €6 billion of assets, comprising 400,000 individual loans, making this the largest secondary purchase of unsecured NPLs in Spain to date.
“The secondary market in NPLs is growing significantly, with this portfolio being our seventh purchase of this type this year. This deal has been our largest single investment in Spain to date, which we understand to be a record for the local market.
At LCM Partners we are seeing a noticeable uptick in the number of secondary portfolios coming to market across our European network. The predictability and the seasoned nature of these portfolios make them an excellent investment for our Limited Partners. As the NPL market continues to evolve and mature we expect this trend to develop even further and become an increasingly important component of our returns to investors.”
Paul Burdell, Chief Executive Officer, LCM Partners.