Alistair is a Senior Associate in the Banking and Finance team, based in our London office. Alistair specialises in asset based lending transactions, with a particular emphasis on acquisition and sponsor-led ABL financings. Alistair is also experienced in advising banks, financial institutions and large corporates in leveraged finance, asset finance and real estate finance transactions.

Alistair's experience includes:

  • advising RBS Invoice Finance and ABN AMRO on the provision of £100m receivables finance facilities to Pertemps Network Group;
  • advising ABN AMRO on the provision of revolving plant and machinery facilities to Van Elle Holdings plc;
  • advising Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending on combined receivables, inventory, plant and machinery, property and cash flow facilities to support Chiltern Capital's acquisition of mechanical contractor Doby Verrolec;
  • acting for HSBC Bank in relation to the provision of £26m ABL facilities to CST Pharma;
  • advising Investec Growth and Leverage Finance in connection with its provision of debt facilities to Southgate Global;
  • acting for Shawbrook Bank Limited in respect of a number of asset based and commercial loan facilities to fund customer acquisitions and MBOs, including Hydromarque, Fargro and Retrac's employee ownership trust transfer; and
  • advising a listed corporation in the utilities sector in connection with it obtaining RCF and CLBILS facilities from a major clearing bank.

Alistair joined Shoosmiths in November 2019, moving to the firm together with partners Jon Bew and Natalie Barnes. He originally trained under Jon and Natalie at Irwin Mitchell LLP, qualifying in September 2019. Prior to commencing his training, he studied at King's College London and the University of Law.


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