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Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Global firm with the capacity to handle substantive cross-border work for major sponsors and big-ticket borrowers. Counts an impressive list of private equity houses among its client base. Works on matters involving high-yield products, in addition to tackling complex transactions in the real estate sector. Strong track record on both leveraged and investment-grade financings. Also excels in handling distressed acquisitions and refinancings.

Strengths

"It's easy to engage with them on short notice," report clients, adding: "They know how to instil a calm tone even in the most tense and complex conversations with the other parties."

Interviewees note: "Skadden has a very pragmatic approach and a very organised thought process."

Clients say: "They are excellent - they understand the market and the big issues, and communicate clearly."

One interviewee comments: "From partner to associate level they are extremely good, prepared and competent."

Work highlights

Advised Bending Spoons, an Italian mobile application developer, in connection with its bid to acquire Grindr.

Advised Silver Lake Partners on its EUR275 million term loan B and revolving credit facilities in connection with its acquisition of the Meilleurtaux group.

Notable practitioners

Clive Wells has considerable experience acting for large corporates on investment-grade transactions. His practice involves advising on all manner of financings including leveraged, acquisition and structured finance.
"He is really commercial, driven and can handle negotiations and create consensus. He is patient, efficient and effective." "Clive Wells gives really clear, simple guidance and he is very swift to respond."

Pete Coulton is noted for his representation of private equity sponsors on big-ticket financings. He has experience of acquisition and leveraged finance matters and is also adept at advising on property finance.
"Pete Coulton was brilliant. He proved to be very strong, the kind of professional you want to have on your side in complex transactions."

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Overview

The English Banking Group comprises experienced finance lawyers familiar with all aspects of acquisition finance, high-yield and private placements, project and real estate finance, general corporate lending and restructuring. 

The team represents a wide range of lenders and borrowers/sponsors in some of the largest and most complex financing transactions worldwide. The group is regularly engaged in the development of new financing techniques as well as more traditional approaches. Skadden’s multijurisdictional teams enable us to handle everything from mid-market unitranche financings to the world’s largest acquisition financings.

Banking & Finance

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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Location

40 Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5DS

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Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket


Clive Wells
Band 3
Pete Coulton
Band 6