Katie is a solicitor in the Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency team, based in London.
Experienced in domestic and international finance transactions, restructuring and corporate insolvency matters, including business and asset sales by office holders and general board advisory work.
Clients include clearing banks, investment funds, corporate borrowers, impact investors active in emerging markets, insolvency practitioners and directors, companies and other stakeholders.
- Acted for a private equity backed hotel group in relation to the refinance of existing secured term loan facilities of c. £180m.
- Advised Mauritius Commercial Bank in connection with certain amendments to existing facilities in place with a corporate borrower.
- Advised a Spanish syndicate of banks in connection with the English law security package to secure a loan facility of £20.6m.
- Advised a global non-profit organisation, active in funding humanitarian organisations to promote health, education and wildlife conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa, in connection with the provision of finance to generate wealth and employment.
- Advised a British university in connection with the refinance of existing banking facilities.
- Advised the UK entity of New York headquartered, luxury men's fashionwear brand, John Vavartos, in relation to its restructuring and pre-pack administration involving the sale of business and assets including its Mayfair store.
- Advised NEO Investment Partners LLP on their pre-pack acquisition of London based Miller Harris, a British luxury fragrance house. The partnership between NEO and Miller Harris will focus on growing the brand internationally with an omni-channel approach.
- Acted for the administrators of Audiogum UK in relation to the sale to Bowers & Wilkins, leaders in audio, speakers and related technology in the UK.
- Advised Michco 2001, a new company set up by former Relyon Group Chief Executive and other private investors, on its acquisition of the long-established bed manufacturer, Relyon Ltd, out of administration. The deal has preserved 280 jobs in the region and secures the future of an important British manufacturer.