Alexander Martin


Alexander Martin
Alex Martin is a Structured Finance & Derivatives associate in London.

Alex has experience on a wide range of structured finance transactions and structured products including securitisations across a variety of asset classes, repackagings and other structured note issuances.

As part of a team, Alex represents many leading global CLO managers. He was also part of the team which advised on the IFLR “Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year 2014”, Blackstone / GSO’s Phoenix Park CLO. The transaction was notable for containing a retention structure that became a new reference point in the CLO market.

Alex has provided advice, as part of a team, on default management and the restructuring of structured finance deals, including the Special Administrators of MF Global UK and the Lehman Brothers estate, and has acted on a number of non-performing loan securitisation transactions.

He also advises on OTC derivatives (including perfect asset swaps for loan and securitisation hedging) and a number of other funding driven derivative arrangements.

Representative experience as part of a team includes:

  • A global investment firm on an innovative structure for the securitisation and turnaround servicing of non-performing loan exposures in Greece and Germany.
  • Advent International on derivatives related to the financing of its acquisition of KMD, a Denmark-based information technology and software company.
  • BlackRock on its inaugural European CLO transaction, BlackRock European CLO I and BlackRock European CLO II.
  • Blackstone / GSO on all of its European CLO 2.0 transactions and its U.S. CLO, Dorchester Park.
  • Blackstone / GSO on its establishment of a loan origination business and the related financing arrangements.
  • Deutsche Bank as arranger on the CQS CLO transactions and various retention financing arrangements.
  • Goldentree Asset Management on its inaugural European CLO transaction, Laurelin 2016-1.
  • Oaktree Capital Management on all of its European CLO transactions since 2015.
  • The Carlyle Group investment manager CELF Advisors on all of its European CLO transactions since 2013.
  • General Motors on complex derivatives issues relating to its acquisition of GMAC’s European entities, including numerous structured finance positions.
  • Various hedge funds on distressed investments and acquisitions of non-performing loan portfolios.

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