We act for lender and borrower clients on a broad range of domestic and cross-border leveraged buyout and corporate debt facilities. The team has experience of all senior structures as well as unitranche/super senior structures and agreements among lenders and of working with debt funds as well as traditional lenders.

Our team of experts draws on its many years of experience to give clear, concise and commercial advice to clients to ensure the best outcome in achieving their commercial objectives.

With an integrated London office and international base, we are able to draw on the expertise of other specialists in the firm, including in tax and corporate, to deliver a seamless service. We will also work seamlessly alongside a client's other advisers on a transaction including debt advisory firms and corporate finance advisers.

Recent experience 


Advising international asset management firm Barings as arranger and agent in respect of five loans with aggregate value of approximately £200 million made over the last two years by one of its European debt funds.

Schroders Capital 

Advising Schroders Capital as arranger and agent in respect of two loans with aggregate value of approximately £50 million made in the first year of operation of one of its European debt funds. 

Précis Capital Partners 

Advising Précis Capital Partners, the whole-loan debt fund, on developing a precedent development financing facility agreement for green loans.

Schroders Capital UK Real Estate Fund

Advising Schroders Capital UK Real Estate Fund as borrower on its £48.6 million sustainability-linked loan to refinance the acquisition costs of the Brewery Retail Warehouse, Romford, London. 

LXi REIT plc 

Advising LXi REIT plc, a listed real estate fund, in relation to the certain funds acquisition facility and backstop facility, totalling £1.215 billion, for its public merger with Secure Income REIT plc.

GRIT Real Estate Income Group 

Advising GRIT Real Estate Income Group, the listed African real estate investment fund group, as borrower on multiple financings over recent years, secured variously on real estate portfolios in Mozambique, Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius with total loan value of approximately US$306 million.

Gore Street Energy Fund 

Advising Gore Street Energy Fund, London's first listed energy storage fund, as borrower on its revolving credit facility from Santander secured against a portfolio of energy storage assets in the UK and Ireland.

NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited 

Advising NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited, the listed specialist solar power renewable energy investment fund that invests in operating solar power plants, on a number of its borrowing and hedging arrangements, including a revolving credit facility provided by Santander and certain asset specific facilities from NIBC.

AVI Japan Opportunity Trust Plc 

Advising listed fund AVI Japan Opportunity Trust Plc as borrower on its JPY 2.9 billion revolving credit facility with The Bank of Nova Scotia.

Elysian Capital 

Acting for Elysian Capital, the private equity fund, in relation to the financing aspects of its acquisitions of Eton Bridge Limited, Gravity Global Limited and Fastway Couriers.

FPE Capital

Acting for FPE Capital, the private equity fund, in relation to the financing aspects of its acquisitions of Codestone, Egress and Global App Testing.

Bowmark Capital 

Advising private equity house Bowmark Capital in relation to the debt financing aspects of various transactions across its main and growth funds, including in respect of its acquisitions of Cornwall Insight, Kubrick Group, Littlefish and IWSR, and its equity bridge facilities.

Apposite Capital 

Advising Apposite Capital, the private equity fund, in relation to the debt finance aspects of its investments in HCML and Summit Medical.

Rockpool Investments 

Advising private equity firm Rockpool Investments, in relation to its investments in Finitor Wealth, Smyle and Tin Roof.

Bellevue Healthcare Trust plc 

Advising listed healthcare equities fund, Bellevue Healthcare Trust plc, in relation to its liquidity facilities. 


Advising private equity firm BGF in relation to the debt finance aspects of its investment in Flowline, a commercial environmental services contractor.

US credit fund

Advising US credit fund in respect of significant USD loan into listed UK manufacturing business including contingency planning for default scenarios.

Acted for Axis Bank in relation to the signing of a partial guarantee facility agreement (PGFA) of US$150 million with The Asian Development Bank (ADB), aimed at supporting supply chain financing for impact sectors. Special focus will be towards ESG and priority sectors.

Acted as the lender's counsel to Axis Bank in respect of term loan and working capital facilities provided to Sundaram Holding USA, Inc.

We acted as the lender's counsel to ICICI Bank in respect of a working capital demand facility provided to Power International DMCC.

Advised the National Bank of Fujairah, a United Arab Emirates-based commercial bank, on a long-term credit facility to CleanMax. The funds will be used to refinance CleanMax's rooftop solar portfolio in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Advising HSBC Global Infrastructure Debt Fund Feeder SCA SICAV RAIF on the implementation of an equity bridge financing arranged by HSBC Continental Europe.

Directory quotes

"Julie Romer is very knowledgeable and technical, highly efficient, commercial and pragmatic."
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"The comfort of strong partner input and an excellent team of seniors and associates, provides client confidence."
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"Good collaboration between SH teams to address issues and provide solutions to close transactions."
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"Pragmatic in their approach and keen to simplify matters wherever possible."
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