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Work 0113 283 2500
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12051 LEEDS
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www.walkermorris.co.uk

Ian Akitt

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Work +44(0)113 283 2518
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Walker Morris LLP

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Ian trained in the City and has focussed on banking and corporate finance for over 20 years, throughout his career. He has a wealth of experience in acting for banks and borrowers on all aspects of funding including acquisition finance, real estate finance, take privates, development finance, structured and property finance, PFI, joint venture and general corporate borrowing. His experience in corporate finance is an added benefit in contributing to his understanding how the banking element of a transaction fits with the wider overall corporate deal.

Ian is one of three partners in the banking and finance group at Walker Morris dedicated to transactional banking work. This work involves advising on all types of corporate funding from major development or property finance projects through the funding of corporate transactions to complex group financings.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

‘A strong regional player’, Walker Morris LLP’s ‘extremely client-focused team really makes an effort to know its clients and their needs’, enabling it to ‘provide highly commercial advice in a proactive, informed and experienced way’. Michael Taylor is ‘well connected, highly knowledgeable, tenacious, focused and task driven’; he specialises in bilateral and syndicated transactions including acquisition and property finance work and development funding. Taylor’s recent work includes assisting Adler and Allan Group with the £77m refinancing of its borrowings and advising Proactis Group on a £45m senior term loan and revolving credit facilities raised with HSBC to finance its reverse takeover of Perfect Commerce. Ian Akitt and Peter Considine are also names to note; clients praise Akitt as ‘genuinely brilliant’ and Considine as ‘a go-to lawyer who is thorough, hardworking and experienced with a calm, unruffled and assured manner’. Akitt recently advised Evans Property Management on £240m property investment and development facilities and assisted Tradehold with a capital raising through a South African Rand denominated preference share issue to finance a property portfolio, while Considine acted for Reward Finance Group on a secured loan note facility.

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