Banking and finance | Experience

Our banking group is recognised for delivering pragmatic advice to lenders and borrowers alike on a broad spectrum of financial transactions.

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John Barker

John Barker

Recent transactions on which the group has advised include:

  • advising an investor on the refinance of a property development company and the terms on which revolving credit facilities in excess of £100m would be made available
  • advising two separate solar farm borrowers in relation to project finance facilities from a major high street bank
  • advising a group of companies on their LMA documented £35m term loan facilities
  • advising a clearing bank on a £20m+ loan to the owner of a science park business to facilitate expansion secured by various legal charges and other security instruments
  • advising a clearing bank on a £20m+ revolving credit facility made available to property development company
  • advising an investor on the terms of a joint venture entered into with a venture capital funder pursuant to which the joint venture entity will on-ward loan £20m (in aggregate) to bridge finance borrowers
  • preparing a new suite of wholesale finance and security documents for a motor finance company including consignment agreements, demonstrator agreements, used vehicle stock lending and corporate fleet agreements
  • advising a clearing bank on the consolidation and extension of facilities to an existing customer which included a war chest facility for the purpose of funding future acquisitions
  • advising a clearing bank on the terms on which it was prepared to make term loan facilities to a number of family trusts situated in the UK and offshore
  • advising a mezzanine funder on the terms on which it is prepared to make facilities available to corporate borrowers in addition to preparing a standard suite of lending documentation and security for such transactions
  • advising a private investor on the acquisition of debt in excess of £17m due from a clearing bank
  • reviewing the terms of corporate acquisitions that are subject to bank approval under the terms of continuing facilities