Octane Capital closes £1m bridge loan to finance Chiswick resi play

By James Wallace - Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:55

Octane Capital has extended a £1m bridging loan to finance the purchase of a block of four residential units in Chiswick, West London.

The financing deal, arranged by Black Book Finance, completed in just eight days – from initial enquiry to the borrower receiving the funds.

Black Book Finance, which works with more than 500 brokers and introducers across the UK, contacted Octane Capital after a private lender pulled out at the last minute. The deal involved a sub-sale contract and was further complicated after planning consent for the redevelopment was initially declined. But Octane’s unique lending model quickly overcame all the obstacles.

Michael Clapper, executive chairman, Black Book Finance, said: “This was a complex deal with many moving parts and tight deadlines, and both the borrower and ourselves were hugely impressed by the speed and sophistication of the Octane team. Within days, they had arranged a new valuation and carried out full legal due diligence, structuring a loan that met everyone’s requirements. This was the first time Black Book has worked with Octane and it certainly won’t be the last.”

Mark Posniak, managing director, Octane Capital, said: “From the very first call, it was clear Black Book Finance were on top of their game and instinctively understood the way we needed to work. Their timely presentation of all the necessary information, coupled with our fantastic solicitors at Seddons, enabled us to complete on what was a highly complex loan in little over a week. It’s this type of loan where Octane’s third generation approach comes into its own.”

James Wallace is a freelance consultant and can be reached via Linkedin or email: jawallace32@gmail.com

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