Charles trained and qualified in the acquisition finance team in the London office. Here he spent three years advising banks and non-bank lenders supporting pan-European private equity backed leveraged buy-outs. These years coincided with the initial banking crisis, and whilst his new lending practice grew, Charles also gained significant experience in restructuring debt terms on private equity portfolio investments. Charles worked amidst a wide range of industry sectors: technology, media and telecommunications; high street and online consumer retail; hotels and leisure; automotive; commercial real estate and education.
University of Durham