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Investec launches inaugural direct lending fund

We're pleased to announce the first close of its inaugural debt fund, Investec Private Debt Fund I (“PDFI”), a discretionary direct lending fund with capital commitments of €165m.

Investec PDFI (‘the fund’) is a close-ended Luxembourg-based special limited partnership focused on providing senior secured debt (including unitranche) and subordinated debt for PE and corporate backed businesses between €3m-€75m EBITDA primarily based in the UK, Ireland, Benelux, and DACH regions.

Whatever your business’ financing needs, our experienced team can help with innovative and flexible financing solutions across the capital structure.

  • Flexible services to meet your needs

    You will always receive a creative and bespoke solution that fits your individual circumstances. Thanks to our multi-discipline approach, we can structure senior secured, syndicated loans; asset based and cash flow lending; and minority equity, either on a standalone or integrated basis.

  • A broad range of sector expertise

    By understanding the issues and challenges you face, we can give you practical and focused solutions.  We provide debt solutions for businesses across a wide range of sectors, and are dedicated to working with you to achieve your ambitions.

Our Lending products

Growth capital

  • Bilateral senior debt and unitranches
  • Subordinated debt and minority equity

Leveraged finance

  • Bilateral and multi-bank senior debt
  • Underwritten and syndicated loans

Asset-based and cash flow lending

Integrated revolving and term debt facilites structured against both balance sheet and cash flows

Corporate lending

  • Structured senior secured debt
  • Bridge and acquisition finance

The Investec difference

  • Proactive, flexible and solutions-driven
  • Our people are empowered and straight-talking investment professionals

  • We move quickly to deliver financing certainty to clients when they need it
  • We believe in a personalised approach – our team supports clients across the full lending life cycle
Callum Bell, Investec
Callum Bell, Head of Lending, Growth & Leveraged Finance

Our clients' needs are at the heart of our approach. We differentiate ourselves through speed of execution, creative deal structuring and the flexibility of our financing solutions.

Everything starts with a conversation

Get in touch and see how you can benefit from out of the ordinary thinking.

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Callum Bell

Head of Lending & Co-Head of Private Equity

Our people are our difference. Give me a call today to find out what we can do for you.

How we can help your business

A personalised approach

Work with our structured deal team who will support you over the long-term. The original team will stay with the deal after transaction until repayment.

Delivering certainty

Benefit from conclusive decision-making and deal execution. We operate in a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment and take pride in our ability to make that happen. 

Backing ambition

For organic or acquisition growth, shareholder change and refinancing – we offer financing services tailored to your specific requirements.

Transaction types

Growth capital

Management and leveraged buy-outs

Public-to-private transactions




Acquisition finance

Refinancing and restructuring

Shareholder value realistion, bridge finance and working capital

Our deals

See how our Growth & Leveraged Finance team has helped businesses like yours

We keep earning our stripes

Bank of the Year winner, Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2020

Bank of the Year winner, Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2020

Bank of the Year winner, Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2019

Bank of the Year winner, Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2019

Winner, Bank Lender of the Year 2018

Winner, Bank Lender of the Year 2018