UK amongst the most active markets in European loan portfolio deals

We look at what 2013 has in store

In 2012 non core loan portfolio transaction values increased by around 28% to €46bn. The UK continued to be amongst the most active markets with transaction values reaching c.€10bn, up from c.€9bn in 2011.

The German market grew significantly in 2012 with c.€10bn of loans transacted compared to less than €1bn in 2011. This was mostly down to increased sales of specialised lending and commercial real estate exposures.

But what does 2013 hold in store?

  • Will European loan transactions reach €60bn in 2013?
  • In which areas will we see most transaction activity: commercial real estate, SME/corporate, secured/unsecured retail or specialised?
  • Where will we see the highest transaction volumes: the UK, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, France or central and Eastern Europe?

The latest market update from our Portfolio Advisory Group covers:

  • Loan portfolio transactions (including deals in key markets)
  • European pricing trends
  • European transaction climate in 2013