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Head of Sanne Group (Luxembourg) S.A
Rolf is a director within SANNE’s Private Debt & Capital Markets business and heads up the office in Luxembourg. He is a fully qualified German lawyer with more than 15 years' experience in the financial services industry in Luxembourg in a wide range of regulated and unregulated debt capital markets, structured finance, real estate and private equity structures.
Rolf joined Sanne Group from a major financial institution, where he was involved in leading functions on a significant number of milestone structured finance, real estate and private equity transactions for major European, Asian and US asset managers and financial institutions.
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Rolf Caspers, Head of Sanne Group (Luxembourg) S.A
Rolf Caspers's specialisms
Private Debt Fund Administration
We provide a specialist service, spanning multiple jurisdictions, supported by experienced people and industry-leading loan administration systems. Teams work exclusively on debt funds and underlying SPVs for many of the world’s leading asset managers. We ensure availability at all stages of the transaction execution period and have the experience to properly implement legal and tax advice. Our experience within debt funds include the following strategies:
Direct Lending and Commercial Loans
Funds may include senior loans, including bank debt such as VFNs and RCFs, direct lending and sponsorless debt, small-cap mezzanine and corporate loans. We also perform value added services to managers such as borrower KYC on direct loans.
Non-performing secured and unsecured loans
With a focus on transaction management and financial reporting, our team works with major NPL managers acquiring distressed CRE loans, residential mortgages and personal finance portfolios across Europe including management companies relating to the portfolios.
Real Estate Finance
Real estate loans including senior, stretch senior and mezzanine facilities. We also provide loan administration services including providing an outsourced portfolio reporting and covenant tracking service to asset managers.
Large-cap and mid-market LBO deals across senior and subordinated debt tranches whether on a primary or secondary basis.
Infrastructure debt and project finance
Senior and mezzanine infrastructure debt and project finance including renewable energy and carbon credit orientated funds.
Structured credit and special situations
RMBS, CMBS, CDS, CLOs and other structured credit solutions.
Capital Markets Services
SANNE provides a complete suite of capital markets services to a range of onshore and offshore SPVs for many of the world’s major banks and global financial institutions. Our premium service levels have allowed us to grow our market share significantly over a sustained period. Our team is led by directors who are experts in capital markets transactions and structures, including securitisation programmes, repackaging deals and structured finance deals. SANNE is one of the few service providers that is able to act on both regulated and unregulated capital markets platforms.
In recent times, as asset managers replicate traditional banking activity within capital markets, we have seen the benefit of being well-integrated across the fund administration and capital markets teams, enabling a seamless service across both markets. SANNE’s capital markets capability was further strengthened by our acquisition of a leading bank’s capital markets business in the Channel Islands and Dublin during 2013. Our capital markets experience includes:
- Asset financing (aircraft, cars, trains, shipping)
- ABS, CMBS, RMBS
- CDOs, CLOs and derivatives thereof
- Covered bonds
- Commercial paper programmes
- Escrow agent
- Life settlements
- MTN programmes
- Multi-dealer issuer programmes
- Project finance
- Repackaging transactions
- Structured credit refinancing
- Trade and consumer receivables