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Addleshaw Goddard

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Rebecca Williams

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Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Asset finance.


Partner in the asset finance team at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. Undertakes advisory and transactional work in relation to financing assets, buying and selling receivables and lease books in the energy, transport, IT, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.

North West: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Addleshaw Goddard's 'hardworking and pragmatic' team 'always delivers' and is active across asset-based lending, asset finance, corporate banking, leveraged finance, project finance and real estate finance for both borrower and lender clients. The team advised The Hut Group on the amendment and restatement of its £515m term and revolving facilities provided by a banking syndicate comprising of Barclays Bank, RBS, HSBC Bank and others; advised Tosca Debt Capital LLP on a £10.2m second lien term loan to Verna Group Bidco in connection with the purchase of the business and assets of Synergy Health and the redemption of existing facilities with RBS; and advised Radius Payment Solutions on £255m term and revolving facilities and £50m accordion facilities in connection with the minority acquisition of Radius Payment Solutions by Inflexion Equity Partners LLP. RBS Invoice Finance, Investec Asset Finance, Speedy Hire, Dechra Pharmaceuticals and Radius Payment Solutions are also clients. The six-partner team is headed by Martin O’Shea, who is an 'excellent communicator'. Andrew Maskill, who is noted for his 'commercial approach' and heads the asset finance practice with Rebecca Williams, which includes managing associate Louise Jones. Also recommended are Simon Prendergast, who specialises in asset-based lending and trade finance work; the 'exceptional' Richard Oman, who focuses on corporate lending and leveraged acquisition finance; Katie Ridehalgh, who leads the real estate finance practice; legal directors Richard Chandler  and 'strong negotiator' Caroline Gray, who was promoted in 2017; and managing associate Ben Edwards.

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North West: Projects, energy and natural resources


Within: Energy

Addleshaw Goddard‚Äôs ‚Äėresponsive‚Äô team demonstrates ‚Äėclear industry knowledge‚Äô, delivers ‚Äėpragmatic advice‚Äô and is particularly noted for its experience in waste and energy infrastructure projects. The team, which works closely with its national network of offices, is advising NWE2 on the proposed Northern Tidal Power Gateways (NTPG) infrastructure development project, which would involve the development and construction of a series of tidal barrage systems across Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary. The team also advised Somerset County Council on a ¬£200m long term waste treatment contract with Viridor and advised Greater Manchester Combined Authority on the establishment of its Evergreen 2 and Low Carbon funds to apply European Regional Development Funds to North West projects. Michael O‚ÄôConnor¬†heads the projects, infrastructure and energy group and is experienced across PPP and project finance matters. Legal directors Rob Thompson, who is active across energy and waste sector mandates, and Julie Hodkinson¬†, who is noted for renewable energy projects, are key members of the team. Andrew Maskill¬†and Rebecca Williams¬†handle banking and finance transactions in the energy sector, and Paul Dight, who is also based in the firm‚Äôs Leeds office, specialises in the development of energy infrastructure and advises on energy regulation. Corporate partner Michael Birchall¬†is also active in the energy sector.

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