Corporate Finance


Client balance sheet analysis and advice on action required to achieve the appropriate balance sheet position for the company, particularly:

  • Liquidity & funding review
  • Arranging new debt or equity or revising existing arrangements
  • Balance sheet structure, balance sheet hedging and asset & liability management

Manage the corporate finance and treasury activities of company mergers and acquisition (M&A) activities.

Determine whether regulatory clearance is required under the Pensions Act 2004 (PA04) and assist with obtaining clearance.


Managed a team of 35 lawyers, business analysts, actuaries and case managers to assess the financial impact of corporate finance activities on companies and their pension scheme creditors. Approved clearance under s38 Pensions Act 2004 where appropriate mitigation provided.

Assisted with the dual listing and both the initial and subsequent equity placing for a newly established financial services group. Proposed the group financing strategy and established a syndicated standby facility for the group. Arranged ISR exit ratings for closed life funds and obtained indicative group credit rating. Identified requirements and established mechanism for providing shares to Trusts for employee share schemes. Negotiated covenants in subsidiary sale agreement to ensure security of payment.

Managed the treasury aspects of a major European LBO, arranging the securitisation of receivables for the syndicated loan. Set up a new treasury function with risk and cash management and reporting.

Specified the key parameters required for establishing a new investment bank, including the regulatory, operational, systems, reporting and personnel requirements.

Links to Clients

The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Regulation of work-based pension schemes

National Bank of Dubai
Commercial Banking

HHG PLC (now Henderson)
Fund management and life assurance

Steel manufacture

Gate Gourmet
International airline catering

Mobile communications

Anglian Water
Water & waste-water services

Gardner Merchant (now Sodexho)
International catering & logistics services

S.G. Warburg
Investment banking

Sportingbet Plc
On-line sports betting and gaming services

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