NPL innovation – examples from Italy

2015 is set to be another bumper year for NPL transactions in Europe, even larger than 2014 which saw over €90bn of deals completed, itself a 40% year-on-year increase. What is already notable this year is a diversification in deal structures. In an article originally published in Funds Europe, Adam Plainer and Chris Evans consider four different approaches seen in Italy which highlight a range of options that potential acquirers and those making disposals across the entire European market should consider: securitisation, out-sourcing, whole business acquisition and plain vanilla sale.

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