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banking, finance and funding for the higher education sector

higher education

Universities operate in a globally competitive sector and are having to constantly think more innovatively about how to maximise both existing revenue streams and explore new opportunities. Being able to secure the necessary funding to invest in infrastructure, technology and people to meet rising student expectations is essential for higher education institutions (HEIs).

We work extensively with many of the UK’s largest established financial institutions as well as short term lenders, asset-based lenders and the new generation of challenger banks.

Our specialist banking team with its extensive experience of both UK and cross border transactions means we are best placed to help HEIs source and secure the most effective financial solution to meet their domestic and international education business needs.

What we offer

Our banking and finance lawyers have experience advising our higher education clients on the full range of banking, finance and funding matters including:

  • Real estate finance
  • Restructurings
  • Refinancings
  • Project finance
  • Asset based finance

Why choose Browne Jacobson banking, finance and funding lawyers?

We are known for giving practical advice, having strong market knowledge and being easy to use, proactive and being prepared to ‘give a view’. For more information please contact Jonathan Edwards.

recent experience

  • Advising on a term loan facility being provided by a major UK bank to a university for the construction of a new landmark building.

  • Advising a Midlands university on a significant term debt facility with a major UK bank to help deliver its estate strategy.

  • Advising Loughborough University on the financing of spinouts including the structure, implementation and realisation of the investment.

what our clients say....

Adept at handling a range of finance mandates, from acquisition finance and refinancings to asset-based lending.

I appreciated their willingness to innovate and to not just do exactly what I told them, but think of better ways to do it.

What we like about them most is that they are commercial…they will give you a problem and a potential solution.

focus on...

Ask the experts: managing people and health and safety matters during a pandemic

Human resource teams in higher education institutions continue to deal with the challenges brought about by coronavirus. In this on-demand video, our experts help you at this critical time to answer the questions that really matter to you.


Legal updates

be connected newsletter for higher education - October 2020

In this edition we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the higher education sector.


Legal updates

The Electronic Communications Code – Is the tide turning in favour of landowners?

Mention telecoms masts to most estate teams and you will immediately see that they are not their favourite topic and recently negotiations have been made more difficult by virtue of the rights the telecoms providers have under the new Electronic Communications Code.


Legal updates

Could your new Covid-19 related intellectual property (IP) be commandeered by the Crown?

Universities across the nation have been working valiantly to produce a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, otherwise known as Covid-19, in addition to working tirelessly on new testing options. It is easy in these times to forget that universities may still own valuable intellectual property (IP) created in these efforts.


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