When banks tighten their credit conditions, how do you ease the pressure?

Development Finance Partners (DFP) was engaged to provide a funding solution for a land bank acquisition with development potential in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

DFP arranged and settled a 12-month land bank facility for $3m, representing 65% of the purchase price.

The key issues faced by this site acquisition
  • The client contracted to purchase the site in April 2018.
  • The client has supported major banks in the past however, when it came crunch time to settle on this parcel, credit conditions across the majors had tightened and this proved difficult to settle the transaction.
  • The other issue was valuation risk and assessment. A Valuation was arranged for a lender however was based on an "as is" basis.
  DFP’s Role
  • DFP were engaged to assist with the clients prior to Christmas of 2018. DFP immediately obtained all relevant

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