Opportunities in asset-backed and cash-flow backed investments requiring tailor-made financing solutions for mid-sized borrowers. In Astra’s view, these directly originated credit opportunities are the result of underserved financing due to bank retrenchment and fragile corporate balance sheets.

Astra believes that short-term cashflow constraints and depressed valuations have created a dislocation in the market where, despite higher quality assets as collateral, borrowers are unable to obtain liquidity to support their operations. Astra will target lending solutions in which it will seek to provide flexible capital solutions and swift lending methods with potential high-quality returns and the opportunity to participate in the potential value enhancement of the asset.