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Portuguese NPL sales set to accelerate

Non-performing loan sales in Portugal look set to ramp up to almost €2 billion in 2017, according to the latest research from consultancy firm Prime Yield, which is based in the country.

JPMorgan provides €150m bridge loan to Spanish developer

JPMorgan has provided a €150 million bridge loan to accelerate Spanish land acquisitions by local developer Neinor Homes.

Bain acquires €385m NPL portfolio

Bain Capital Credit has acquired a portfolio of non-performing loans (NPL) with a nominal value of €385 million from the Italian bank Banco Mediocredito del Friuli Venezia Giulia, according to Real Estate Capital’s sister title, Private Debt Investor.

Allianz branches into Italy with Milan deal

Allianz Real Estate has made its first debt investment in the Italian market, participating in the financing of a mixed-use property in central Milan, arranged by French bank Natixis.

Iberia dominates non-core loan sales pipeline

Spain and Portugal look set to feature prominently in the European real estate loan sales market during the second half of 2017, with investment banking firm Evercore reporting €44.1 billion of live sales in Iberia at the mid-year point.

LaSalle enters Spain with student housing loan

LaSalle Investment Management has written its first loan in the Spanish market, financing the purchase of a student housing portfolio for sector specialist GSA.

ING appoints Bravo to lead Iberian lending

ING Real Estate Finance (REF) has appointed Julián Bravo as the head of its Spanish and Portuguese division.

Spain’s Merlin refinances bridge loan with €850m bond issue

Merlin Properties, the Spanish SOCIMI, has completed an €850 billion unsecured bond issuance with a maturity of seven years and an all-in cost of 2.225 percent.

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