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Managing facilities from banks and their funders is often complex and an essential part of an organisation’s success. From acquisitions and property finance to restructures and asset based lending, our specialist banking team provides hands-on project management with an entrepreneurial approach. We help your business succeed through effective funding.
We act for UK and international corporates of all sizes from high growth companies to FTSE 100 companies to institutional investors as well as advising entrepreneurs and management teams. Our strong public sector offering means that we are also one of the UK’s leading advisors to local and central government bodies. The banking team advises on a range of deals including those involving substantial LMA syndicated facilities.
We have extensive experience in acquisition finance, property finance, restructurings, refinancings, asset-based lending and general finance on a bilateral, club and syndicated basis. The team are known for giving practical advice, having strong market knowledge and being easy to use, proactive and being prepared to "give a view".
We are still seeing high levels of deal activity in the second half of the year and our latest transaction update features some of our latest deals.
Continuing with our series of video updates for businesses, banks and intermediaries, hear from banking and finance experts Paul Ray and Chereta Edmeade for developments that will impact you and your customers.
Following on from our previous update, ESMA has now published an updated version of its Q&A on the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), which came into force on 3 July 2016.
On 3 July 2016 the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into effect, bringing with them a new EU-wide market abuse regime.
Our experience with Browne Jacobson so far has been excellent. We recruited them specifically to help us with a ground breaking agreement with a local authority to deliver 800 homes and an associated re-financing transaction for £250m involving three high street banks. They have some fantastic people with tremendous knowledge and experience.
They're very good at being available and getting straight back to you.
They think outside the box, they're good value and very approachable.
Clients credit Browne Jacobson banking team as 'first class in communicating effectively and regularly during a deal timeline' and 'The team has a track record of delivering on complex deals and has a reputation for market awareness'.
Of all the firms I work with, they're the most proactive at anticipating issues and using their initiative.
Emma Hinton is held in high regard by clients for her ability to offer practical advice and respond to queries 'quickly and positively'.
Paul Ray receives praise from clients for his sound practical and commercial advice. One source notes that he is 'extremely knowledgeable and provides good practical advice in order to solve potential problems'.
Advising Homes & Communities Agency-Investments on its ground-breaking development finance funds providing debt finance into the residential house building sector.
Acted for the founder of Joules in respect of his personal interests in relation to the £140m IPO of Joules Group Plc and advised the company on its working capital facilities.
Acted for PCT Healthcare on its £80m acquisition of WR Evans (Chemist) which operates the Manor Pharmacy and Cox & Robinson brands.
Acting for York Mailing Group on its raise of £38m of debt from PRICOA (Prudential Insurance Company of America) by way of a Note Purchase Agreement (A and B secured notes – issued to a series of PRICOA funds).
Advising on the £155m unitranche debt fund raise from ICG (Intermediate Capital Group) in relation to the sale of the Gala Bingo retail division to Caledonia.
Acted for Source BioScience plc on its class 1 £8m acquisition of Select Pharma Laboratories Ltd and £4.4m Main Market equity fundraising.
We also regularly advise Santander on its Growth Capital / Breakthrough transactions e.g. to support the admission of the shares in Autins Group PLC to trading on AIM.
The Financial Conduct Authority has published a feedback statement: the latest effort in its ongoing push to foster competition through innovation.
This week sees the implementation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regimes as well as the Senior Insurance Managers Regime, designed to reform behaviour and promote individual accountability in the banking and insurance sectors.
Managing facilities from banks and other funders is often complex and an essential part of an organisation’s success.
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