The EIB Group and LBBW have executed a €95m mezzanine guarantee that references a €1.8bn portfolio of SME and midcap loans. The transaction is the German lender’s first capital relief trade and will enable it to provide up to €570m of SME and midcap financing.
According to Rainer Bohn, head of structured finance at LBBW: ‘’The transaction is our first synthetic securitisation, but we are not doing it for RWA relief only, given our healthy capital position.
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