Overview

Our leveraged finance lawyers advise established and specialist lenders, private equity houses and corporate groups in leveraged finance deals.

We have experience in advising on senior, mezzanine and unitranche debt financing, loan note structures and other deferred consideration arrangements together with the negotiation of intercreditor arrangements and the restructuring of investee companies.

While the focus of our work is in the UK, a significant amount of it involves cross border work; including non-UK lenders lending in the UK, corporate structures with companies in multiple jurisdictions or liaising with foreign counsel on the overseas aspects of UK matters.

Clients include Beechbrook Capital, Causeway Capital, Lloyds Banking Group, Santander and LDC.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in leveraged finance includes:

  • Unitranche lending.
  • Intercreditor arrangements.
  • Vendor finance and deferred consideration.
  • Multi-jurisdictional groups.
  • Non-traditional lenders.
  • Advice to super senior lenders
  • Asset backed lending structures.
  • Restructuring investee companies.
Experience

Advising Santander on its financing of the acquisition of the digital publishing solutions provider, Miles 33.

Advising Lloyds Banking Group on £20 million of acquisition finance facilities for the purchase of a global group of engineering companies.

Advising Kreos Capital on debt facilities for VC-backed neobanks Monese and Bnext.

Advising Causeway Capital on its debt finance arrangements for investments including Group GTI and In the Style.

Advising The Summer Berry Company an ADM Capital investee company on the refinance of acquisition debt by HSBC.

Advising LDC on its debt facility for the acquisition of Amberon, a leading traffic management services provider.

Advising Beechbrook Capital on its Unitranche facility for the acquisition of the Access Fertility Group.

Advising NIBC on its financing of the acquisition by ServerFarm, an operator and developer of data centres backed by Nant Capital, of the 5Nines Global Holdings group.

Meet the team
Richard Leeming

Richard Leeming Partner

  • Banking and Trade Finance
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Real Estate Finance
Racheal Ruane

Rachael Ruane Partner

  • Corporate Banking
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Asset Finance and Asset Backed Lending
Graham Soar

Graham Soar Partner

  • Banking
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Project Finance
Richard Spink

Richard Spink Partner

  • Head of Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
Mark Shepherd

Mark Shepherd Partner

  • Head of Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Healthcare

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