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Banking & Finance

Offering jargon free and proactive advice, our banking team is constantly adapting its offering to reflect market conditions,. We aim to ensure that your funding requirements are met and your investment is appropriately documented and secured in order to maximise your protection.

Specific areas in which the team specialises include:

  • facility documents
  • advice on security
  • security documentation
  • regulating relationships between creditors
  • reports on title
  • reports to funders
  • Companies Act guidance
  • conditions precedent and subsequent
  • supervised drawdown

Our clients include banks, finance houses and private equity investors.  They benefit from our proactive, concise and tailored advice on all their banking requirements.

We have experience in the following areas of finance:

  • private equity
  • revolving credit facilities
  • invoice discounting/factoring/book debt finance
  • asset based lending
  • term loan facilities
  • property finance

Business Funding

Start-up companies and SMEs need equity and/or debt financing as they grow.  We have a proven track record of assisting management teams in raising finance, and our role encompasses the following:

  • reviewing heads of agreement with debt or equity financiers
  • drafting appropriate confidentiality/lock-out agreements
  • negotiating the investment agreement produced by financiers
  • negotiating any appropriate changes to the articles of association, particularly focussing on those issues that affect management
  • dealing with employment issues that arise, such as new service contracts for management and any share option issues
  • project managing the process from the point of view of management throughout

We provide a proactive service that assists management in achieving their financing goals in a realistic timescale. The banking team work closely with the Corporate and Corporate Tax teams to ensure that your banking requirements are dealt with appropriately as part of your overall corporate strategy, whether that be in a group organisation, acquisition or disposal.

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