Banking & Finance
We are experienced with helping major institutional lenders such as Lloyds, Santander, RBS, Handelsbanken and HSBC, and independent lenders such as Alternative Money Solutions, Exeter Finance, Windsor Estates Finance and Privatbank Berlin Von 1929, and can bring this experience to your business and help with your financing needs.
With extensive experience of acting for lenders and borrowers across a range of sectors, we have expertise in bilateral and syndicated lending in terms of acquisition finance, property & development finance, structured lending, asset finance, leveraged finance, project finance, trade finance and invoice discounting. We frequently advise in respect of re-financings and debt structuring.
We understand the commercial needs of our clients (whether from a lender or borrower perspective) in achieving transactions with successful deployment of funding to allow clients to get on with developing their business.
Advising Santander UK plc on its refinancing of Exeter Estates Limited
Acting for an offshore trust for its refinancing of a US$20 million facility with a European bank, including trust and third party security
Advising Santander UK plc on its refinancing of the clothing company Seasalt Limited and associated companies
Acting for a property investment company with offshore ownership structure financing an acquisition of a London asset with senior and mezzanine facilities of £18 million
Advising Lloyds Bank plc on its £3.4 million financing of Flybe Limited's Training Academy at Exeter Airport
Acting for an English property group refinancing three facilities into an acquisition and redevelopment facility for c. £22 million, advising on loan, security and intercreditor documents and project management of conditions precedent
Advising Centrax Industries Limited on the £50 million refinancing of the Centrax group companies with Lloyds Bank plc, comprising of term loan, overdraft, revolving credit and bond facilities
Advising Lloyds Bank plc on its £30 million refinancing of Somerset Care Limited
Ashfords LLP wins plaudits for its ‘high level of expertise and proactive approach to making deals happen'. Clare Brewer’s team acted for the Una Group on its recent multimillion-pound refinancing with Barclays. Rebecca Dury is ‘very responsive and effective'.
Legal 500, 2015