Real estate finance
International consortium (including Native Land) - £433 million development financing
Advised an international consortium in negotiating a £433 million acquisition and development financing arrangement with Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation and Development Bank of Singapore to acquire and develop a site located at Ludgate & Sampson House next to Blackfriars Bridge, London into Bankside Quarter, a 1.4 million sq ft residential, office and retail development.
HSBC Bank plc - £88 million hotel financing
Advised HSBC Bank plc on a £88 million refinancing for the Raag Hotel Group (who operate Tune Hotels, who run 8 hotels in the UK and 24 globally) secured against 4 hotels located in Westminster, Canary Wharf, Kings Cross and Liverpool Street, London.
Wells Fargo - £185 million financing for Shopping Centre acquisition
Advised Wells Fargo on a £185 million debt facility to a joint venture owned by The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (a public pension scheme) and AEW Global Limited (a leading European Real Estate Investment company with €18.2 billion of assets under management) to finance the acquisition of Festival Place Shopping Centre in Basingstoke, a 1.1 million square foot shopping centre which houses over 200 shops.
RBS - £25 million real estate investment financing
Acted for RBS in relation to £25 million acquisition and development facilities to Oxenwood Catalina Limited, an equity joint venture between Oxenwood Real Estate Capital LP and Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd, a Bermuda based reinsurance investment company, to enable it to purchase various logistics assets.
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Corporate lending and acquisition finance
Lavendon Group plc
Negotiated the extension and amendment of Lavendon's existing £50 million and €60 million revolving bank credit facilities and in issuing new loan notes by way of US Private Placement with a value of €35 million. Lavendon is a LSE listed plc and the market leader in the rental of powered access equipment in Europe and the Gulf states. This deal involved close co-operation with (and co-ordinating) lawyers across multiple jurisdictions, including the United States, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Margin loan - £210 million facilities
Advised vehicles controlled by an ultra-high net worth individual in securing debt facilities with multiple financiers to acquire shares in a company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
RBS - £40 million financing
Advised The Royal Bank of Scotland plc on a credit facility to a listed REIT for the purpose of financing investments.
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