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Acquisition and leveraged finance

Our Acquisition Finance group advises financial institutions, corporate borrowers and private equity houses on acquisitions and leveraged finance transactions in the primary and secondary markets.

We act for all UK clearing banks and advise some of the world’s top 50 banks. On the borrower side, we advise clients from major global organisations to smaller private companies across all sectors with a particular experience in travel, healthcare, food and drink, diversified industrials and retail.

They clearly had the background and experience on similar transactions in the sector. They were able to bring that to the front when we were discussing specific commercial and technical issues. Similarly, when an issue arose with the pensions work, they could come up with specific ways in which we could protect the bank further.Andrea Dann, HSBC Bank plc

How can we help?

With years of experience on a series of complex transactions across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and America, we can help you with a range of issues including:

  • cross-border and domestic acquisitions
  • leveraged MBOs and MBIs
  • corporate acquisitions – public and private
  • refinancing and recapitalisations of existing deals
  • mezzanine, bridge, unitranche and other
  • structured financing

Who do we work with?

Some of our recent experience includes advising;

  • Equistone and Inflexion on the debt funding arrangements in relation to their investment in UK Power Reserve
  • LDC on the debt funding arrangements in relation to the secondary buyout of CitySprint
  • Bridgepoint Development Capital on the debt funding arrangements in relation to its investment in CRUISE.co.uk
  • Alcentra on the debt funding arrangements in relation to LDC’s management buyout of ADEY

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