Corporate Banking and Debt Finance
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Corporate Banking and Debt Finance

We can help you navigate the changing banking and financing landscape to achieve your business objectives in a cost-effective and proactive way.

What we do

We provide specialist advice and transactional support to lenders, financiers, corporate clients and other borrowers. The team has a strong commercial focus with wide-ranging experience of banking and finance transactions both in the UK and overseas. Members of the team pride themselves on an ability to explain issues to clients in easy to understand terms.

What we are known for

Our particular expertise is in acquisition finance, development finance, property finance, infrastructure finance and corporate borrowing. We advise clients across various sectors including Health, Real Estate, Technology and Insurance.

Detailed elements of our services

  • Term sheets
  • Loan and credit agreements
  • Security arrangements and documentation
  • Priority, subordination and intercreditor arrangements and documentation
  • Project finance structuring and documentation
  • Cross border and multi-jurisdictional finance structuring and documentation
  • Loan variations and amendments
  • Bonds and guarantees
  • Corporate recovery and insolvency 

Our experience

Our Banking and Finance team have closed a variety of matters for lender and borrower clients in recent times. Some have involved heavily negotiated bespoke documentation, some have involved complex issues related to the financing structures involved and others have involved advice on "standard form" type documentation or "market" type documentation. Recent examples include:

  • Advising a lender client on a financing of the acquisition of a substantial portfolio of properties, including an investment finance facility and short-term VAT bridging facility.
  • Advising a borrower client operating in the technology sector on an acquisition finance facility providing for term and revolving loan facilities to assist it with its acquisition of another technology sector company.
  • Advising a borrower client on a multi-jurisdictional secured margin term loan facility from a major international bank.
  • Advising a lender client on a term loan facility provided to an international joint venture vehicle, including a restructuring of that loan facility and intercreditor arrangements between the client and the other joint venture party.
  • Advising borrower clients on proposed terms and structuring of credit facilities.

What our clients say

"Highly commercial, proactive and pragmatic’ advice on complex regulatory, product, corporate and distribution transactions for the financial services sector." Legal 500 UK 2013 Edition, Corporate and Commercial, Financial Services, London

'DAC Beachcroft LLP provides an "excellent, all-round service".' Legal 500 UK 2012 Edition, Finance, South West

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