Cheval has management buyout

Cheval Bridging Finance has been bought by the management and and a consortium of investors.

The reorganisation of the short-term lender involves Cheval Bridging Finance being acquired by a new parent company, Cheval Holdings, which is owned by a consortium of investors and Cheval’s management.

The lender will also receive a capital injection from the new owners and it will renew the existing primary funding facility with Clydesdale Bank.  

Dennis Levine, non-executive chairman of Cheval Holdings, says: “The new investors are delighted to be the owners of one of the most well-known and respected brands in the bridging finance industry and see a bright future ahead.  

“The management of the company have demonstrated an ability to lend successfully in tough market conditions and we aim to build on this by reinforcing Cheval’s leading position in this sector.”

Gavin Diamond, group finance director, said: “This transaction demonstrates the strength of the underlying business and is the shot in the arm that will enable us to take the business on to the next level by making full use of the opportunities presented by the lack of liquidity in the mainstream lending market.”