Commercial. Pragmatic. Personal. That’s our advice in a nutshell.
We bring experience, insights and commercial expertise to all our banking and finance advice.
We advise and are panel lawyers for, amongst others, Metro Bank, Santander (UK), The Charity Bank, Triodos Bank UK, Handelsbanken, Unity Trust Bank and the Lloyds Bank in respect of its lending to the charity and not for profit sector.
In addition to advising banks and specialist lenders, we also support our corporate clients on secured and unsecured borrowing transactions.
But it isn’t simply the depth of our experience that sets us apart, it’s our personal approach. We build relationships and offer solutions.
We offer specialist support in structured and general corporate banking, social finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance and asset-based lending. We tailor our advice to each client’s needs – bringing in support from specialist teams across our firm to ensure you receive the best possible advice.
We advise borrowers and lenders across a wide range of sectors on syndicated and bilateral lending, invoice discounting arrangements, cross border structures, security and intercreditor issues.
As a long term member of the Loan
Market Association we understand the leveraged finance market, the changes
within it and the documentation which supports it.
We have a detailed understanding of
the funding and structural needs of our charity and not-for-profit clients. We also
advise the country's leading lenders to the charity and not-for-profit sector. Like
our clients Charity Bank and Triodos, we’re a B Corp, so we understand what it
means to be values-driven.
In addition to advising on lending and borrowing we also advise insolvency practitioners, banks, institutional investors, asset-based lenders, LPA receivers, corporate entities and company directors on insolvency law.
We also have outsourced arrangements with specialists who can provide regulatory advice for financial firms .
Bates Wells was delighted to advise SigmaRoc plc, a heavy construction materials group active in the UK, Channel Islands and the Benelux, on its entry into a new syndicated senior credit facility of up to £125 million led by Santander UK and including several major UK and European banks. The facility will provide the SigmaRoc Group with further capacity and flexibility to support its ongoing buy-and-build strategy.
Bates Wells advised Alantra Partners, SA (the global investment banking and asset management firm listed on the Madrid and Barcelona Stock Exchanges) on its acquisition of and ongoing partnership in leading UK mid-market corporate finance advisory firm Catalyst Corporate Finance LLP. The transaction valued Catalyst at £30million – settled in a combination of cash and Alantra shares. The transaction, was subject to Alantra Shareholder and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approval.