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The Acquisition Finance team provides senior loan, mezzanine and high yield financing to support acquisitions, recapitalisations and refinancings by private equity investors and corporate borrowers.
Acquisition Finance has nearly 40 originators covering the UK and Western Europe with offices in London, Paris, Manchester, Birmingham, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. The team has experience in structuring, arranging, underwriting and executing cash flow financings across the market from small bilateral transactions to large underwritten deals. A cornerstone of our activity is assisting new to bank relationships for the Mid Market, Global Corporate and Financial Institutions coverage areas.
The team is led by Ian Brown and covers a wide range of financial sponsors. For the last several years, it has undertaken approximately 50-55 transactions per year across all products and deal sizes, making it a significant player in both the UK and continental Europe. The team has won multiple industry awards (including those awards detailed below).
In 2013, the Acquisition Finance team's Northern office won Banking Team of the Year at the North West Business Insider Dealmakers Awards 2013.
The team also won Debt Provider of the Year at the Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2013.
In 2012, we won Finance Provider of the Year at the M&A Awards and Corporate Bank of the Year at the Insider Midlands Dealmakers Awards.
And in 2010 and 2011, we also won the Leverage Finance House of the Year award at the Private Equity News Awards, for excellence in Private Equity Advisory Services.