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Channel Capital Advisors LLP (“Channel”) is pleased to announce the completion of a significant private debt placement backed by trade receivables for an Antwerp based leading global diamond company. Channel teamed up with a major institutional investor to fund this transaction which was rated by an internationally recognised rating agency.

Walter Gontarek, CEO of Channel, said “The deal is our second notable transaction in the diamond sector using our Luxembourg securitisation platform, Channel Finance SA, and it confirms Channel’s status as the leading arranger of non-bank credit to the diamond sector.”

In addition to this standalone deal Channel has recently announced an exclusive agreement with Standard Chartered Bank to provide secured funding to its top diamond and jewellery clients. A rated private placement programme will follow to provide finance to the diamond sector backed by a panel of institutional investors.

About Channel:

Channel Capital Advisors LLP was founded by a team of credit risk professionals in 2006. Channel has successfully managed $12 billion of credit transactions and currently manages trade-related credit portfolios providing attractive income flows for institutional clients. The firm is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and is authorised as a full-scope UK AIFM.

Contact:

Walter Gontarek, Chief Executive Channel Capital Advisors LLP
Tel: +44 207 291 5160

walter.gontarek@channelcapital.co.uk

Website: www.channelcapital.co.uk

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