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Alex Dell

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Alex Dell is a senior asset-based lending (ABL) partner in the Banking & Finance practice of the London office. His practice is particularly focused on large, highly structured receivables financing and ABL transactions with a cross-border element. He also has an in-depth knowledge of supply chain finance, transit finance and vendor and title finance. Alex represents banks, financial institutions, sponsors and corporates, and advises on cross-border transactions for some of the world’s largest financial institutions and companies. He is widely-recognised as a leading ABL and receivables finance lawyer in the UK.


Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2015, Alex led the Structured Trade & Receivables Finance team with another leading international law firm. Admissions: England and Wales




University of Leicester; LLB (Hons) Law

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Within: Acquisition finance

At Mayer Brown International LLP, Andrew Crotty has been very active advising private equity sponsors including Stirling Square Capital Partners and Vitruvian Partners on mid-market transactions; he recently acted for the former on a term and revolving facilities agreement to finance its acquisition of The Magnum Corporation and its subsidiaries. Spearheaded by Alex Dell and Dominic Griffiths, the firm is also well regarded for its 'market-leading asset based lending offering' (particularly on behalf of banks) and often implements this product alongside other debt to facilitate the financing of cross-border M&A deals. The recruitment in June 2018 of the 'excellent' Stuart Brinkworth from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP is a major statement of intent for the firm, particularly in relation to the direct lending space. Clients include Barclays, Citibank, HSBC and Nomura.

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Asset based lending

Within: Asset based lending

The 'very strong' team at Mayer Brown International LLP remains a leading player in the market and acts on behalf of a balanced roster of funds, banks, sponsors and borrowers. Able to leverage the product expertise of lawyers in the US team, the team excels at handling cross-border mandates, often in the context of a deal where the asset based lending (ABL) product sits alongside other debt. The team is at the vanguard of developments in the industry and is consequently viewed as a 'safe pair of hands' on novel, less commoditised deals. It is also picking up a significant flow of work for alternative finance providers which are increasingly implementing ABL structures to finance deals; the 'excellent' Dominic Griffiths recently advised Channel Capital Advisors in its capacity as arranger, programme manager and placement agent in a private debt placement backed by short-term trade receivables for a leading Belgium-based global diamond company. Alex Dell also has a 'fantastic reputation in the market' and alongside Simon Fisher acted for Hayfin Services, as agent, in a syndicated ABL facility with German clothing retailer, NKD Services (the borrowing base comprised inventory in over 300 retail outlets and stores in Germany and trade receivables including credit card receivables). Senior associate Charles Thain  is also recommended. Other clients include Barclays, Citibank, TPG Capital and HSBC.

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Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Within: Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Benefiting from 'good market knowledge and experience across a broad range of financing transactions', including more niche areas such as asset based lending, Mayer Brown International LLP provides an 'excellent level of service' to corporates and banks, particularly in relation to complex cross-border mandates. Although the firm is active across a broad array of sectors, it does have a particularly strong brand for handling bilateral and syndicated financing work within the real estate space; Nigel White recently advised St Modwen Properties plc on a £475m syndicated facility for refinancing and ongoing operational purposes. The 'very commercial and creative' David O’Connor has a 'solid background across a number of different areas', although he is best-known for his real estate-related structured finance prowess. Dominic Griffiths and Alex Dell are the principal partners responsible for handling cross-border asset based lending matters and regularly utilise this product on its own or in conjunction with other debt products to provide general corporate lending assistance or for acquisition finance purposes. Clients include Barclays, Citibank and Wells Fargo.

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