Leveraged and acquisition finance

We advise on a wide variety of corporate lending transactions including financings that utilise propco/opco structures and other bespoke financing solutions. We work closely with our corporate, M&A and tax teams to achieve efficient and reliable deal execution across all jurisdictions.
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We advise on all aspects of leveraged and acquisition finance transactions, including:

  • Senior facilities 
  • Unitranche facilities
  • Super senior facilities 
  • First out/last out structures
  • Mezzanine facilities
  • Holdco PIK facilities
“The team provides pragmatic and commercial solutions.” 

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Advising Elysian Capital on the financing aspects of its acquisitions of Eton Bridge Partners.

Advising the lender on the financing of the CBPE backed Mindera group.

Advising the lender on the financing of the Levine Leichtman backed SiPM group.

Advising the super senior lender on the financing of CVC's acquisition of Away Resorts.

Acting for Elysian Capital LLP on the financing aspects of their acquisition of Gravity Global Limited.

Acting for the super senior lenders on the financing of CVC's acquisition of MediVet.

Acting for the lender on the recapitalisation of the Corndel group.

Advising FPE on the refinancing of the Codestone Group.


Yann Beckers Partner

T:  +33 1 44 15 82 11
M:  +33 6 07 00 52 74 Email Yann | Vcard Office:  Paris


James Linforth Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2060
M:  Email James | Vcard Office:  London


Daniel Margolis Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2049
M:  Email Daniel | Vcard Office:  London


Julie Romer Partner

T:  +44 20 7801 4195
M:  +44 7738 295 420 Email Julie | Vcard Office:  London

Latest news & insights

18 Mar 2022

From Insights

Acquisition finance 2022

Yann Beckers and Borislava Koleva, alongside R&I of counsel Alexandre Koenig and M&A/private equity partners Clotilde Billat and Guillaume Briant, have written a chapt..


28 May 2021

From Insights

National Security and Investment Act 2021 – the impact on loans and finance transactions

We are pleased to share with you our briefing on how the NSIA (which received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021 and is likely to come into full effect later this year) may..


19 Jan 2021

From Insights

Que faut-il retenir du projet de réforme du droit des sûretés ?

Le Ministère de la Justice a soumis à consultation publique jusqu’au 31 janvier 2021 son avant-projet d’ordonnance portant réforme du droit des sûretés.


06 Feb 2020

From Insights

Brexit snapshot - Brexit and finance transactions

In this article, we set out an overview of the status of Brexit in relation to issues in finance transactions. We look at the position where there is a deal between th..


11 Apr 2019

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises Gallagher on Stackhouse Poland acquisition

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised existing client Arthur J. Gallagher & Co (NYSE: AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services..


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