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WEY HOUSE, FARNHAM ROAD, GUILDFORD, GU1 4YD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01483 302264
Fax:
Fax 01483 302254
DX:
2423 GUILDFORD-1
Email:
Web:
www.stevens-bolton.com

Jonathan Porteous

Tel:
Work 01483 401233
Email:
Stevens & Bolton LLP

Work Department

Finance/corporate.

Position

Partner specialising in finance and corporate work. Heads the firm’s finance restructuring and insolvency department practice. Clients include the major banks operating in the UK and a range of corporates. As well as advising on banking matters, he advises on M&A and corporate finance transactions, especially those involving an international dimension. Member of the firm’s international practice group board.

Career

Trained Allen & Overy 1990-92; qualified 1992; Allen & Overy 1990-2002 (partner 1999-2002); partner, Stevens & Bolton LLP 2002 to date.

Languages

Conversational French and German.

Education

Brentwood School; Churchill College, Cambridge (1987 MA Law); Norton Rose prize for best paper in commercial law, Cambridge University (1987); College of Europe, Bruges (1988 Diploma of Advanced European Studies).

Leisure

Swimming, cycling, writing.


South East: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Porteous - Stevens & Bolton LLP

Within: Banking and finance

Stevens & Bolton LLP's banking and finance team - which is now a separate practice having previously been housed within the firm's corporate and commercial department - has continued to win new panel appointments (including most recently securing appointments on the HSBC and AIB panels) alongside existing panel appointments for banks such as Santander and NatWest. In an illustration of its growing asset-based lending workload, the team recently advised Merino Private Equity and Paul's Cycles on asset-based facilities lent by Shawbrook Bank and a term loan facility lent by Merino Industries to fund the purchase of Paul's Cycles and provide general working capital to the group. Other highlights for Jonathan Porteous's team included acting for Metropolis International on the amendment and restatement of its existing facility to raise an additional £10m to assist with its acquisition of EMAP Publishing; assisting ICP Nurseries with the redemption of external loan facilities provided by Oak North Bank and the refinancing of that debt alongside an upsizing of new loan facilities with Beechbrook Capital; and acting for Stackhouse Poland Holdings on untranche and super senior acquisition/leveraged finance facilities, which was structured to enable the client to carry out three pending acquisitions, as well refinance existing third party debt. Also recommended are Andrew Steele, who regularly acts for developers, occupiers and funders on residential and commercial developments; Joe Bedford, whose clients include a number of leading UK and European banks; and restructuring and insolvency expert David Steinberg.

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