Leveraged finance

Our national banking and finance team works closely with our corporate team to provide joined up, proactive advice on leveraged finance transactions

Our team regularly advises the structuring and documentation of sponsor-led leveraged buyouts, corporate-led acquisitions, bid financings and investment grade financings on both a domestic and international basis.

Financing an acquisition in today’s market requires a detailed understanding of corporate finance transactions and the competing interests of creditors. It also requires clear leadership and proactive transaction management in order to meet often time critical deadlines. That’s where we come in.

Our experience includes acting for some of the UK’s major banks as well as UK and non UK financial institutions, funds and alternative lenders, borrowers and private equity or venture capital investors across a variety of sectors.

Recent deals include advising:

  • A Five Arrows backed borrower in relation to the £130m financing of the acquisition of data analysis and market intelligence businesses
  • Rotala Group Limited on its multi million public to private takeover financing of AIM listed Rotala PLC
  • Cadence Equity on its highly structured £33m super senior and senior facilities to fund an acquisition of a leading tech solutions company
  • Shawbrook Bank in relation to £31m in term and revolving credit facilities for the Bridge Garm Group
  • Dukes Education Group in relation to all its ongoing financing requirements, including most recently a significant multi-million upsize to their senior term and revolving facilities with a syndicate of international lenders

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