Andy Kirkham joined the firm in 2022. Andy undertakes a wide variety of transaction work, which includes bilateral and syndicated facilities and complex security arrangements for banks, funds, private equity providers and both onshore and offshore borrowers, with a particular focus on acquisition and leveraged finance, real estate finance (both development and investment), restructuring and general corporate lending. Andy previously completed a seven-month secondment in the strategic debt finance team at a British retail and commercial bank.

    Andy is noted in The Legal 500 UK 2022 as “approachable, knowledgeable and practical. Very thorough and very good.”

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    Acquisition/Leveraged Finance

    • Acting for Clydesdale Bank PLC in connection with first lien facilities in connection with EPE’s investment in Rayware Limited.*
    • Acting for Livingbridge in connection with unitranche facilities to Brain Labs Bidco Limited for the acquisition of Canada-based MediaNet Inc.*
    • Acting for Livingbridge in connection with unitranche facilities for the acquisition of Welltel (Ireland) Limited.*
    • Acting for M&G in relation to unitranche facilities to LDC’s investment in Shield Group International.*
    • Acting for Permira Credit Solutions in connection with financing arrangements to Kinaxia Logistics Limited and its ongoing acquisition strategy.*

    Real Estate

    • Acting for HSBC Bank UK plc and Santander UK plc on various bilateral development facilities to Downing, a national developer of student accommodation.*
    • Acting for a syndicate of three banks on a £215 million development facility to Downing for the development of student accommodation in Coventry, Manchester and London.*
    • Acting for AIB Bank (UK) plc in connection with a £20 million facility for student accommodation in London.*
    • Acting for Select Property Group on its £169 million senior and mezzanine development financing for three student accommodation schemes.*
    • Acting for HSBC UK Bank plc in connection with its £65 million investment facility to Wyldecrest Parks Limited, a national residential park home operator.*
    • Acting for a major clearing bank on the financing of an international hotel group.*

    Restructuring

    • Acting for HSBC UK Bank plc in connection with the restructure of an international FTSE listed automotive and aerospace parts manufacturer and the amendment and restatement of its banking facilities.*
    • Acting for a syndicate of three clearing banks in relation to the restructure of a clothing manufacturer, which included the amendment and restatement of its facilities agreement and a letter of credit facility agreement.*

    Corporate Lending

    • Acting for a syndicate of clearing banks on their facilities to a listed UK law firm.*
    • Acting for AIB Bank (UK) plc on its facilities to McGoff Group LLP.*
    • Acting for a multijurisdictional listed company on its financing arrangements with a syndicate of seven lenders.*
    • Acting for a number of clearing banks in connection with facilities made to businesses under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Scheme.*
    • Acting for a wide variety of clearing banks and borrowers in connection with the switch of facilities from LIBOR to risk-free rates.*

    * Experience gained prior to joining the firm.

    Education

    • The College of Law, L.P.C., Commendation, 2007
    • The University of Liverpool, LL.B. (Hons.), First Class, 2006

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2012
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