Leveraged and acquisition finance

Our leveraged and acquisition finance team sits within our wider finance practice and advises banks and financial institutions, corporates and funds on domestic and international financing transactions across a wider range of sectors.
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We act for lenders (with either senior or mezzanine positions) and borrowers, so we can advise different stakeholders on the optimum and achievable outcome. We work closely with our corporate, M&A and tax teams to achieve efficient and reliable deal execution across all jurisdictions.

“The team provides pragmatic and commercial solutions.” 

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Lavendon Group plc, extending and re-negotiating revolving credit facilities

We advised on Lavendon's existing £50 million and €60 million revolving facilities and in issuing new loan notes by 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 GCC. This deal involved close co-operation and co-ordination with lawyers across the US, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Archirodon Group N.V.

We advised Archirodon Group N.V., a leading construction group which specialises in construction of Ports and major civil engineering projects, on the refinancing of their $481 million syndicated unsecured revolving credit facility.

Wells Fargo

We advised Wells Fargo who provided financing to Cerberus Capital Management, LP in relation to its acquisition of Dutch SPVs owning 6 regional shopping centres across the UK.

We also advised Wells Fargo Capital Finance as lender and co-lead arranger (alongside Silicon Valley Bank) on a £45 million senior secured credit facilities agreement to finance the take private acquisition of Kewill plc by Francisco Partners.

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.

We advised TPG Specialty Lending (TPG) on the English aspects of a financing for Marlin Equity Partners' SEK443m acquisition of IBS AB, a leading global company offering integrated ERP, WMS and supply chain solutions. We also advised TPG Specialty Lending on the English financing aspects of Eli Global's acquisition of Helix Health (a leading provider of pharmacy and practice management software across the UK and Ireland) and Socrates Healthcare.

Mannington Mills, Inc.

We advised on the acquisition of The Amtico Flooring Company Limited. The acquisition was financed by way of senior Asset Based Lending debt facilities arranged by Bank of America, N.A. and a mezzanine term facility arranged by TPG.

HNA Group Company Limited

We advised HNA, a leading China based conglomerate with a global turnover of US$ 19 billion, in relation to the financing of its acquisition from GE Capital of the TIP Trailer Services group.

DFC Global Corp.

We advised DFC Global (a Nasdaq listed leading international non-bank provider of alternative financial services) on the English law aspects of a new senior secured credit facility with a syndicate of lenders, with Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch, as Agent. The Revolving Facility provides for a five-year $180 million global revolving credit facility, with potential to further increase the credit facility to up to $230 million.

Next Energy Solar Fund

We advised Next Energy Solar Fund's subsidiaries in relation to a two year substantial revolving loan facility with Macquarie Bank Limited, London Branch (as lender). The purpose of the facility was to fund the costs of acquiring, constructing and commissioning solar PV projects in England and Wales.

Piramal Healthcare UK Limited

We advised Piramal in relation to a £20 million term, revolving and receivables financing provided by HSBC Bank plc.


Yann Beckers Partner

T:  +33 1 44 15 82 11
M:  +33 6 82 59 15 48 Email Yann | Vcard Office:  Paris


James Linforth Partner

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