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Corporate lending

Our specialist banking & finance team has a high level of experience advising clients on a wide range of corporate lending transactions

Dealing with more than 200 corporate and banking transactions each year means we are able to bring experience and a commercial edge to the advice we give you.

Acting for borrowers, lenders and investors means we understand the needs of all parties in financing a transaction.

Clients say we are “one of the most commercial teams in the market” and we pride ourselves on proactively identifying key issues on a transaction by transaction basis. Our role is to find solutions for you, not problems – we understand your needs and deliver advice tailored to meeting those needs.

Recent deals include advising:

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited T/A NatWest International and National Westminster Bank Plc in relation to a £500m revolving credit facility to Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar to assist with the stability of the economy following the COVID pandemic as well as other capital expenditure and investments.
  • Net1 International Holdings AS and its subsidiaries (in Indonesia and the Netherlands) in connection with its facilities of US $75.4m arranged by Gemcorp Capital LLP supported by two development financial institutions.
  • A leading education provider in relation to its various debt financings (including separate £145m and £25m facilities) from a global investment organisation for share acquisitions and reinvestment purposes.
  • CDC Group plc in relation to a number of facilities including facilities to PEGAfrica Ltd, a solar power business with customers in Ghana, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali and a US$15m financing for RFL, a Bangladesh based white goods manufacturer.
  • GCC Resorts Limited in connection with its new US $31.5m financing with Access Bank (Ghana) Plc and East Guardian SPC enabling the continued operation of the 5 star Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana and the repayment of GCC’s existing facilities.
  • A publicly listed defence business in respect of its £40m facilities (including an accordion) with a club of three banks involving German and Portuguese facilities.
  • A major UK retailer in connection with a new £20m revolving credit facility agreement with Lloyds Bank plc for general working capital purposes.
  • A major UK clearing bank in relation to a £35m facilities agreement for an international flatbreads manufacturer to finance, amongst other things, an onlend to an Indian subsidiary.
  • An English company that specialises in planning, construction and operating a range of commercial assets in relation to a £15m term loan facility which it made available to an English borrower for the purposes of investing in its wider group.

Corporate lending is part of Shoosmiths’ wider banking & finance offering. If you would like help finding the right team or lawyer please contact us on +44 (0)3700 863 000 or contact us by email to [email protected].

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In-depth, City experience in a regional context. As comfortable advising on a cross-border, developing markets transaction as on a small loan to a UK company. Capable associates and pragmatic partners make for a well-balanced team.

Legal 500, 2021

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