“The Banking experience and practical knowledge of Mantra Capital adds an extra dimension which makes them unique. We at Harold Benjamin have worked alongside Mantra Capital on several transactions and having them involved in the team really does assist a smooth drawdown process”
“I run a successful Montessori business in Northwood, Middlesex and when the opportunity came up to purchase my freehold, I was recommended to Nimesh from Mantra Capital. He came out to see me at my business, and really took the time out to understand me, my background and my business. I’m not a finance person, and it was so refreshing and comforting to have someone who completely understood that world end to end in my corner. Nimesh got me finance terms to secure the new property within a week – he held all the bank meetings on my behalf and completed all the paperwork, allowing me to continue to run my business. From operating in a leasehold premise paying someone else rent, Mantra Capital has helped me achieve my dream of owning a freehold and safe-guarding my business. I’m forever grateful and we now use them for all our financing. They even arranged my life cover!”
Commercial Mortgage – Trading Business
Margins in the early 3%
“We were delighted with the service & professionalism of the team at Mantra Capital, who helped us raise funding for our growing portfolio of dental practices. The service was efficient, hassle free and we achieved much better rates compared to the deals offered by their competitors. Their knowledge of the inner workings of the Bank’s was invaluable, it was nice have a Banker on our side! We highly recommend Mantra Capital and look forward to a long, prosperous working relationship.“
“As a growing group of property developers and investors, it is crucial that we are well funded. Having Mantra Capital in our corner took away a lot of stress for us. They are all trained Bankers and know how the Banking system works. We’ve completed multi-million pounds’ worth of transactions over the last 12 months and every time Mantra Capital have got us the funding which crucially has been delivered on time. They aren’t a brokerage, they are part of our team.“
Commercial/Mixed Use Property (lending directly offshore)
Margins in the early 3%
c. 10 weeks
“Mantra Capital came and owned the entire process when it came to looking for commercial finance. We are busy running a large business day-to-day so when it comes to dealing with banks, and finding the right finance, Mantra Capital were brilliant. They’ve assisted us on 2 large finance packages, helped source Asset Finance for our dairy business and are now looking after our life cover and corporate protection – all without us leaving our offices. Mantra Capital is a brilliant offering for time poor entrepreneurs“
Margins in the late 2%
c. 8 weeks
“We at BAFI are very happy to confirm our Preferred Funding Partner arrangements with Mantra Capital, with whom we have worked very successfully in respect of a number of our clients and ongoing projects in both the UK and internationally.
The most recent of these was the First Phase re-financing of The Astbury Golf Course in Shropshire in which BAFI is an equity holder. Together we closed this funding out in a little over 6 weeks and we are now set to place the rest of the project funding in the ensuing development phases.
As always, Jason and his team have always worked with us in the most principled and professional manner and which is always greatly appreciated. “
£4,500,000 Bridging Loan
"It has always been a pleasure dealing with Nimesh and his colleagues at Mantra Capital. Their knowledge, advice and professional approach sets them apart from others in the market. We look forward to growing with Mantra Capital and sharing many years of success together."
“As business owners who also invest and develop property, our time is extremely stretched, particularly when it comes to dealing with Banks and funds. Mantra Capital are our debt advisors and it is like having a Banker working for you exclusively. There is a lot of liquidity in the market but access to finance is getting more cumbersome and tough. Mantra Capital are entrepreneurial enough to see the vision in a scheme and are experienced enough to structure a Banking deal. We leave it all to them, the acquisition, the legals, the finance and the drawdown. In this day and age, there is so much value in using Mantra Capital and we couldn’t recommend them enough. “
3 development deals totalling £4.2m
Hotel development loan for £7.75m (see case study)
“After being in business more than 30 years, I feel now there are so many finance alternatives than there used to be. This is where using the Mantra Capital team is so worthwhile. They act on our behalf and always come up with an innovative solution. We’ve used brokers before where we do all the work, they only introduce the Banks. Mantra Capital are different, they are so involved in the transaction and as they are ex-Bankers, they know how to structure the best deal. They save me time and I know that I’m getting the best deal. “
£5.9m Commercial Real Estate Investment
“The Caridon Group has been using Mantra Capital’s services for all of its funding requirements since Mantra’s inception. Under Caridon’s property development model we look to refinance our assets post-development at which point we utilise Mantra’s expertise and contact base to source funding to suit our needs. Mantra’s hands on approach and ability to develop an accurate insight in to our business model and financing requirements, combined with their wide reaching network has enabled them source funding as per our requirements. The relationship they have with their banking contacts and in-depth knowledge of the internal workings of the finance sector has also assisted in streamlining the entire process for us, meaning we can concentrate on running our business. To date we have placed £20m of funding via Mantra Capital, which has complimented the continued growth of our business, and we look forward to continuing to utilise their services in the future. “
Commercial & Residential Real Estate
“Mantra took the time to understand my business. They didn’t just introduce me to a Bank, they advised me on how best to structure the loan based on my business’s needs, and took over the whole process from start to finish with very little involvement from me, allowing me to focus my time on running my business. I’ve already recommended them to several other businesses”
Commercial Mortgage – Trading Business
Real Estate - Commercial Investment
“We are always pleased to find out that Mantra Captial has put together a transaction on which we are instructed. Their involvement doesn’t end when the transaction is arranged. They have a hands on approach throughout to ensure a timely completion.”
“Nick, Nerps, Rakesh and all the guys at Mantra thrive to ensure we always get the best deal. No deal is ever done until the best possible commercial terms are negotiated to suit our every which need. Mantra go to quite extraordinary lengths to unlock complex funding structures to ensure us, the client, realises long term maximum value. They are an absolute pleasure to deal with and most importantly, have become firm friends.”
“Mantra Capital did an outstanding job for us on the financing of the acquisition of our US distributor. Their management of the many aspects of the deal was superb. The deal was quite complex as it was a UK company purchasing a US business - and they assisted ourselves and the bank in understanding and navigating through the various financial and legal intricacies. I found them to be highly professional and knowledgeable - focusing on the relevant parts at the right time; and they handled the communication throughout in a meticulous way. I would highly recommend them.”
Mantra have done an excellent job for us on a number of projects. Securing very competitive rates for us and then going the extra mile in ensuring these have been completed to the satisfaction of all the parties involved. For example they navigated us through a particularly tricky refinance supporting us throughout and proving to be highly successful in resolving a number of tricky issues that could have prevented us completing.
Cushman & Wakefield has worked with Mantra Capital on a number of transactions including residential property investment & development and hotel development. Because the team at Mantra really understand their clients and have first-hand experience of how lenders work, the information needed for the valuation is well prepared and value expectations are realistic, which saves time and difficult conversations. Cushman & Wakefield is delighted to work with Mantra Capital as an approved valuer.