Expert Acquisition Finance Lawyers in a range of transactions
Blake Morgan is an expert acquisition finance law firm with nationwide offices. Our team of experienced banking lawyers specialises in advising businesses on lending involving public and private acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private equity and venture capital and mezzanine financing. We have broad experience in advising banks, financial institutions, private equity funds and corporations. We seek to understand and achieve the commercial outcomes required by the client, actively managing the transaction and offering solutions that enable those outcomes to be achieved.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our team of corporate and transactional banking lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with the variety of acquisition finance transactions including:
Senior and mezzanine financing
We have specialists experienced in dealing with acquisition finance projects involving senior and mezzanine lenders. We advise on transactions combining senior and mezzanine debt and equity finance, funding from an existing investor, and the existing management team.
Acquisition and leveraged debt
We can assist in connection with all types of leveraged and acquisition financings such as MBOs, MBIs, LBOs, trade and institutional acquisitions.
SME and mid-market transactions
Our team has the strength and depth to provide a quality service to meet the needs of funders, lenders and borrowers ranging from major corporates to SMEs. Our lawyers have the necessary expertise and capability and experience to deliver to the highest standards and a real commercial understanding of our clients' businesses.
Our team provides advice to clients which include UK clearing banks, international and merchant banks, mezzanine funders, property and equity funds and non-institutional lenders. We also represent borrowers from all kinds of businesses, start-ups and private equity investors.
"I was delighted with the expertise and advice provided by Blake Morgan who continue to deliver high quality advice, support and commitment to the Zip World group at every stage of the process. I was particularly impressed with their ability to deliver effective and pragmatic advice ensuring that the deal completed within the agreed timescales and it meant that I had confidence that all of the important legal aspects of the deal were being dealt with effectively. I would happily recommend Blake Morgan to others."
- Sean Taylor, Founder and Director at Zip World Group
"Blake Morgan LLP provides ‘a fantastic level of service’ and is ‘very reliable under time pressure', getting the deal over the line within the deadline and negotiating a strong position for the client."
- The Legal 500
"Exceptional locally based team with experienced individuals. The team is just a pleasure to deal with and makes sure that the deals get done."
- Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2019
We advised Zip World Group and majority shareholders in connection with the management buyout of Zip World Group and minority investment from LDC (Managers) Limited and HSBC. The transaction allowed Zip World to refinance certain of its existing facilities and allowed the expansion of its business.
We acted for HSBC Bank Plc in the provision of an additional funding to leading regional pump manufacturer, the Selwood Group. The funds were used to acquire the Siltbuster Group. Project Seville was one of the leading deals in the region and it involved extensive negotiation of long-form LMA documentation.
We acted for NatWest in connection with the provision of various acquisition term loan facilities to a southern based, multi-site nursery school and childcare, health and social care training provider. This transaction involved, among others, the borrower's acquisition of a target company's business.
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