Alexander Martin


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

Alex has experience on a wide range of structured finance transactions and structured products including securitisations across a variety of asset classes and debt portfolio acquisitions established using a securitisation structure.

Alex has particular expertise with collateralised loan obligation transactions (CLOs) and performing and non-performing debt portfolio acquisitions and financings. He represents a number of leading global CLO managers, investment funds and bank arrangers. 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 is recognised as a rising star by IFLR1000 UK and Legal 500 UK has recognised Alex as a recommended rising star and one of its “Next Generation Partners” for Securitisation.

Representative experience includes:

  • A global investment firm on an innovative structure for the securitisation and turnaround servicing of non-performing loan exposures in Greece and Germany and on its investment into an Irish NPL transaction.
  • A global investment firm on its bid for several Greek non-performing loan portfolios.
  • A major financial institution on several of its European CLO transactions.
  • A major private equity firm on the securitisation of a portfolio of UK project development loans along with the related servicing and origination arrangements.
  • Advent International on derivatives related to the financing of its acquisition of KMD, a Denmark-based information technology and software company.
  • BlackRock on all of its European CLO transactions since it entered the market.
  • Blackstone / GSO on all of its European CLO 2.0 transactions and several of its U.S. CLOs, numbering over 30 transactions.
  • Blackstone / GSO on the establishment and on-going operation of its debt investment business, the related financing arrangements and its $1bn+ London Stock Exchange listed fund, BGLF.
  • Blackstone / GSO on the asset-backed leveraged facilities financing its debt investment business.
  • Brigade on its European CLO transactions.
  • Deutsche Bank as arranger on several transactions and various retention financing arrangements.
  • Goldentree Asset Management on its inaugural European CLO transaction, Laurelin 2016-1.
  • Guggenheim on three CLO transactions from its Cork Street platform.
  • Guggenheim Securities as placement agent on certain of its asset-backed structured finance transactions.
  • Investcorp on the reset of its Harvest XVI transaction.
  • The Lehman Brothers estate as part of a team advising on various CDO settlement agreements.
  • 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 and its risk retention financing facilities.
  • General Motors on complex derivatives issues relating to its acquisition of GMAC’s European entities, including numerous structured finance positions.

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