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          Acquisition Finance

          DWF's national acquisition finance team advises banks, mezzanine lenders, private equity investors and business borrowers on all aspects of acquisition and leveraged finance transactions. We assist clients in delivering complex financing transactions to meet their funding requirements on a commercially pragmatic and cost-effective basis.
          Acquisition Finance

          The DWF acquisition finance team provides advice on all aspects of corporate lending, leveraged and acquisition finance, including the use of alternative funding models such as asset based lending. We advise banks, mezzanine and second lien lenders, debt funds, private equity houses, and corporate borrowers on acquisition debt and intercreditor arrangements.

          The DWF national acquisition finance team operates as a fully-integrated practice, allowing us to provide partner-led assistance to banks and business borrowers across the UK at a competitive price.

          Recent experience includes:

          • acting for the structured finance and asset based lending teams of a clearing bank in relation to the MBO of a £700 million turnover employment services group
          • acting for a clearing bank in relation to its £40 million receivables and inventory facilities provided to a motor factor business which is expanding through successive acquisitions
          • acting for a substantial North West based corporate with regard to its £45 million syndicated Asset Based Lending facility, provided for the purpose of a cross border acquisition

          Iain Shurwood

          • Partner // Head of Banking and Finance

          James Szerdy

          • Partner // Graduate Recruitment Partner

          Ken Rutherford

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Belfast)

          Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton

          • Partner // Head of Oil & Gas

          Michael Falter

          • Partner // Managing Partner (Germany)

          Dr. Mathias Reif

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Cologne) // Head of Corporate & M&A (Germany) // Global Head of DWF Israel Desk
          Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.