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Ronnie Chiu

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Ronnie Chiu Senior associate

Contact details

Ronnie Chiu

Ronnie Chiu
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2503 Email Ronnie | Vcard Office: London

Ronnie is a senior associate in the firm's banking team, with experience advising on a variety of finance transactions, acting for both lender and borrower clients with particular expertise in real estate finance, general corporate lending and acquisition finance.
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Ronnie has experience acting for leading financial institutions and banks, investment funds and multi-national corporations, in relation to a range of finance transactions including real estate finance, general corporate finance and acquisition finance often involving cross-border elements. Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Ronnie worked at a magic circle firm and an international US firm.

Ronnie's practice area focuses on real estate finance and corporate finance transactions. In real estate finance, Ronnie has recently advised on a number of high profile transactions including acting for a syndicate of lenders on the £725 million refinancing of The Langham Estate, acting for Wells Fargo on the financing of a property fund’s acquisition and development of a £51.5 million portfolio of 23 properties and acting for Schroder real estate fund in relation to its refinancing of a portfolio of real estate assets as well as the financing of the acquisition of new commercial properties and office buildings. Ronnie's experience in advising lenders and borrowers in relation to property financings covers a wide variety of real estate assets including commercial and industrial properties, hotels and student accommodation.

In corporate financing, Ronnie has advised on a variety of transactions including the financing of care homes acquisitions, the pre-IPO financing for a global confectionery company and financing the acquisition by a private equity firm of a global legal resourcing business.

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NextEnergy

Acted for NextEnergy on a £100 million revolving credit facility provided by Macquarie Bank which, at the date of completion, is the largest bilateral solar financing to take place in the UK. The deal involved the acquisition of 18 UK photovoltaic power plants.

Acted for NextEnergy regarding the acquisition of 3 solar projects from Hanwha Q Cells GmbH for a purchase price of £62 million making this the largest acquisition of operating assets announced by a UK-listed solar company to date. The acquisition was partly funded using proceeds from the £100 million Macquarie Facility.

Salutem Healthcare Limited

Acted for UK residential healthcare investor Salutem Healthcare Limited on the financing aspects of its acquisition of Clearwater Care, a specialist care services business.

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Langham Estate

Acted for the bank syndicate comprising HSBC, RBS, Helaba, Barclays, Credit Agricole, SMTB, SMBC, Santander and Bank of China on the £725 million refinancing of the Langham Estate.

Wells Fargo

Acted for Wells Fargo Bank on its financing of a property fund’s acquisition and development of a £51.5 million portfolio of 23 properties.

Acted for Wells Fargo in relation to a series of facilities to enable a JV formed by Oxenwood Real Estate and Catalina Holdings to fund their acquisition of various logistics centres across the UK for c. £44.5 million.

HSBC

Acted for HSBC in relation to a series of facilities totalling c. £30 million to enable a South African property fund to refinance its acquisition of a portfolio of properties ranging from office buildings to industrial sites.

Acted for HSBC in relation to a series of investment and development facilities totalling c. £42 million to enable a property fund to refinance its acquisition of a portfolio of 14 properties and the development of a Victorian-era building converted into a modern multi-let office for the creative and design industries.

Hill Holdings Limited

Acted for Hill Holdings on its £150 million syndicated senior revolving credit facility secured on Hill's development projects across London and the Southeast to provide a single consolidated group-wide corporate financing.

Schroder Real Estate

Acted for Schroder Real Estate in relation to its refinancing of a portfolio of real estate assets as well as the financing of the acquisition of new commercial properties and office buildings.

easyHotel plc

Acted for easyHotel in relation to a corporate term loan facility for general corporate purposes including the development of hotels.

Trinova Real Estate

Acted for Trinova Real Estate in relation to the financing of their £13.8 million acquisition of Mary Morris House, Leeds, one of the first properties acquired for its student accommodation investment club.

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