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What is the Hotel Investment Fund?

The Hotel Investment Fund (HIF) was established to provide financial support to Irish Hotels which have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The fund provides hotel owners with gap-funding over the medium term (3-year investment) to allow their business to recover and grow post-Covid.

The HIF provides a 3-year preference equity investment (subordinated to senior/bank debt), with no interest payable until redemption at the end of the term.

Fund Overview

A €50m fund managed by Pembroke Hospitality and BVP Investments with funding provided by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).

The funding can be used for:

  • Working capital and cash flow funding;
  • Capital expenditure;
  • Green and environmentally sustainable investment funding.

The HIF can invest up to €5m to a single hotel/group with a minimum investment of €500k.

Competitive interest rate reflecting the nature of the unsecured investment.

Investment Criteria

  • Hotels located in the Republic of Ireland with a minimum of 25-bedrooms and 3-star grading.
  • Businesses must have been financially viable and covenant compliant pre-pandemic.
  • LTV and EBITDA assessment based on pre-pandemic levels.
  • A viable Recovery/Business plan to be agreed with HIF demonstrating the ability of the business to repay the funds at the end of the investment term.

Contact details

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Mark Lynch

086 240 5675

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