Acquisition finance

Acquisition finance

"Group head Rebecca Mauleverer and Linda Williams are singled out for 'their client focus and professionalism'"

Legal 500, 2015

Financing an acquisition in today's market requires a detailed understanding of corporate finance transactions and the competing interests of creditors.

Dealing with more than 200 corporate and banking transactions each year means we are able to bring experience and a commercial edge to the advice we give you.

The team advises across a broad variety of sectors including healthcare, marine, energy and retail.

Clients say we are 'one of the most commercial teams in the market' and we pride ourselves on proactively identifying key issues on a transaction by transaction basis. Our role is to find solutions for you, not problems - we understand your needs and deliver advice tailored to meeting those needs.

We work closely with some of the UK's major banks and financial institutions, and are approved panel solicitors for many of them, including The Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, and Santander.

Recent experience includes:

  • advising European PE house DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH and its portfolio company, OmniaMed (a leading medical education provider), on OmniaMed's multi-million pound acquisition of a leading UK provider of medical education and conference services to healthcare professionals, Schofield Healthcare Media Limited and the related equity investment into OmniaMed by one of the sellers
  • advising two banks in relation to the £35m refinancing of an Isle of Man and Jersey based group providing multi-jurisdictional fiduciary services including advising in relation to successive acquisitions;
  • advising Lloyds Bank Plc in relation to the £15m acquisition and working capital facility made available to Flynn Pharma Limited (registered in Ireland) and Flynn Pharma Holdings Limited;
  • advising a club of four banks in relation to a £77m (with £30m accordion option) facility agreement for an international group, including obtaining security from companies in 8 jurisdictions.