Banking and Debt Finance
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Banking and Debt Finance

What we do

We provide solutions driven, responsive and directional advice to bank and non-bank lenders, financial investors, public and private entities and other stakeholders on a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions.

Our team works across all of the firm’s core sector groups, including Health, Real Estate, and Insurance and has a broad loan product offering.

Our team has significant experience of working on the full range of banking and debt finance transactions while offering a down to earth and pragmatic approach.

Our services

Our team advises on: 

Leverage finance: a broad range of leveraged loan financing transactions including acquisition financing, financings of minority investments and dividend recapitalisations.

Real estate finance: debt financings for domestic and cross-border real estate development and investment transactions.

Restructuring: alongside our insolvency team, a range of distressed and stressed situations.

Corporate borrowing: debt financings and refinancings for corporates including event driven and general corporate purpose/working capital financings.

Public sector finance: debt financings for public sector bodies including in the healthcare, education and defence sectors. 

Structured finance: complex loan financing transactions backed by receivables and other intangible assets, margin lending, P2P lending, growth capital and loan hedging arrangements.

Recent examples of work

  • Advising a well-known property credit fund on the bridging and subsequent takeout and development financing including a mezzanine tranche in respect of a large scale residential project in the South of England.
  • Advising Gamesys Group plc (formerly known as JPJ Group plc) on its EUR196,000,000 acquisition financing of the non-sports and content business of Gamesys (Holdings) Limited.
  • Advising independent housebuilder Backhouse on its £50m credit investment from alternative asset manager Cheyne Capital (structured through a joint venture) to fund its expansion and site acquisition strategy.
  • Advising a leading foundation trust on a long term gilt linked financing from an institutional insurance investor.
  • Advising a government affiliated entity on credit risk mitigation in connection with a policy lending platform.
  • A well-known venture debt provider on several growth capital investments.
  • Advising a developer on the refinancing and associated development financing of two retirement living schemes.
  • Advising a leading European investment bank alongside a sector specialist firm on the financing of several TMT/leisure receivables.
  • Advising a leading professional services firm on its revolving and overdraft facilities.

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