What we do: Acquisition finance and leveraged finance solicitors
Our acquisition finance solicitors can advise you on securing leveraged finance for your business, or if you’re looking to secure a buy-in, buy-out or acquisition of a company. We can assist you with your requirements and walk you through these processes to guarantee a smooth transaction. Some of the typical documents, agreements and services we would help your business with include:
- syndicated loan agreements
- bond prospectuses
- credit and security arrangements
- term sheets
- intercreditor arrangements, such as mezzanine, PIK and second-lien debt, or deeds of priority
A key consideration is to calculate how each type of finance should be raised: if the ability of a company to service its debt is overestimated, the lender may lend too much at a low margin and be left holding loans or bonds they can’t sell to the market. If the value of the company is underestimated, the deal may be lost.
Who we help: Borrowers, lenders, private equity investors throughout the UK
We regularly give expert legal advice on leveraged and acquisition finance throughout all stages of a transaction to a wide range of clients, including:
- established and alternative lenders
- finance companies and business development companies
- private equity houses
- asset managers
This expert advice includes financing for private acquisitions, asset purchases and takeovers.
Why choose Harper James? Our acquisition finance solicitors’ experience
Our acquisition finance and leveraged debt solicitors have all been recruited from top 100 UK law firms or from large international businesses. They each have more than 10 years post-qualifying experience.
Abby Watson is a corporate solicitor, specialising in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, EMI share schemes, corporate finance and governance and more.View profile
Adam Kudryl is a Partner and Corporate & Commercial Solicitor at Harper James Solicitors, specialising in strategic investments, acquisitions and sales.View profile
Shubhu specialises in early-stage fund raisings, shareholder arrangements and M&A. Prior to joining Harper James she worked at Mills & Reeve and before that at Addleshaw Goddard and Slaughter and May.View profile
Stephen is an experienced corporate lawyer, with a career including time at DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and private equity work.View profile
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
Our solicitor’s assistance in the structuring of a new lending facility was greatly appreciated given the short deadline to completion. The team at Harper James responded promptly to get the deal over the line within our borrower’s timescale.
Harper James proved to be a great partner during our recent business transaction. The key benefit was having access to a very knowledgeable and capable resource who also understood the wider business impact.