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Chesterfield Faring, Ltd (the "Firm") acts in a capacity of direct investor or investment banking appropriate for each commercial real estate ("CRE") opportunity. The Firm will fill the capital gap with its own capital when required in any transaction. The Firm can produce better than expected financing results optimizing the capital stack to provide the lowest cost debt and equity.
Since formation in March 2006, the Firm has executed over $12 billion in transactions. The Firm completed over $8.0 billion alone in the restructuring and recapitalization of CRE assets in the last down cycle. The Firm was formed as a merchant bank but from 2014 evolved into a financier/investor.
Our expertise includes: direct debt and equity investment, underwriting. asset management, debt and equity restructuring, dispositions, advisory roles, and expert testimony when needed. Our core expertise is direct investment and recapitalizations of distressed debt (the purchase of distressed assets and debt). CFL can invest in any financing structure or position in the capital stack such as: first mortgage debt, origination of and closing, acquiring performing and non performing loans, mezzanine financing, stretch loans, value add and transitional loans, preferred equity, GP loans. GP equity, LP equity with preference liquidation, asset backed credit facilities, bridge financing, plus note on note financing.
CFL has four core business lines or "silos": i) Direct Investment Group: Direct CRE debt and equity investment, ii) Restructuring Group: Distressed debt services for lenders, borrowers, and acquirers of distressed debt, actively buying for our own account, iii) Corporate Group: Buying control positions in CRE operating companies with local partners, plus iv) Capital Markets Group: Participating and syndicating first mortgage debt, mezzanine financing, preferred equity, plus GP equity, third party placements as well as direct investments. This group provides exits for our direct investment opportunities.
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