non-bank lenders fulfill critical part of capital structure
Corporate loans provided by non-bank institutional lenders and credit funds are attracting attention from Dutch business executives. Since the 2008 financial crisis, diversification of funding sources has become an important board room theme. In addition, shareholders often look for ways to stay in control, while pursuing a growth or acquisition strategy.
Relying solely on a banking relationship may not be a desirable strategy, as banks have changed. They have become more risk averse due to stringent regulation and sometimes lack a relationship manager who understands your business.