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George Vaughton

T: +44 20 7809 2523 M: +44 7827 241 084 Email George | Vcard Office: London

George Vaughton Partner

Contact details

George Vaughton

George Vaughton

T: +44 20 7809 2523 M: +44 7827 241 084 Email George | Vcard Office: London

George has a wealth of experience advising lenders and borrowers across a broad spectrum of debt transactions, specialising in real estate finance, corporate lending and acquisition finance. He frequently works on transactions involving cross-border and other complex, innovative elements.
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George previously worked in the corporate and finance teams of a magic circle firm and has spent a number of years working in London, Hong Kong and Beijing, handling extremely high profile matters for international clients. His clients have included financial institutions, corporates, governments and state-owned entities from the UK, Europe, Asia and South America. Coming from a particularly broad legal background, George has advised on transactions as diverse as joint ventures, public and private cross-border mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and public debt issuances.

Complementing his debt finance work, he also focuses on derivatives and advises clients on the interest rate hedging aspects of loan transactions.

  • Leveraged and acquisition finance
  • Real estate finance

Chinese state-owned enterprise

Advising on the finance aspects of its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and subsequent syndicated loan arrangements with a European bank.

Natixis loan portfolio sale

Advising Natixis on a loan portfolio sale and associated pass-through swap.

African logistics company Leveraged buy-out

Advising on a leveraged buy-out of an African logistics business.

Major oil companies

Advising two Chinese state-owned oil majors and (separately) a South East Asian national oil company on auction bids for oilfield and pipeline assets in Central Asia and offshore West Africa.

More: Leveraged and acquisition finance

Sea Containers House £325 million redevelopment, ING Real Estate & Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Advising banks in a club deal for the redevelopment and refinancing of the iconic riverside building Sea Containers' House of which part now comprises the Mondrian Hotel.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. £200 million financing

Advising Wells Fargo on a facility made available to WELPUT, Schroder's West End property fund valued in excess of £1 billion.

8 Bank £635 million financing of the Mount Eden portfolio

Advising HSBC, Helaba, Credit Agricole, Barclays, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, RBS, Santander and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe on the financing of the Mount Eden commercial property portfolio. The portfolio comprises over 100 properties in and around Oxford Street and Great Portland Street and is currently valued at just under £1.5 billion.
More: Real estate finance

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