Simon brings a focused, calm and expert approach to his role in the Thrings team. His expertise in banking and finance as well as corporate law makes him a valued adviser to businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, as well as banks.
Banking and Finance
Simon's expertise is central to our Banking and Finance team. Over the years, he has a proven track record of advising banks and borrowers on MBO and acquisition funding as well as bilateral lending and security arrangements. Day-to-day, he supports clients with drafting and reviewing LMA standard documentation, facility agreements and RCF, intercreditor deeds and related security documents. He also drafts and reviews corporate authorisations and approvals, as well as overseeing the perfection of security.
Business Growth Hub
Working closely with clients to understand their objectives, Simon guides businesses through all their growth stages, from inception through to securing funding opportunities. He also supports clients during acquisitions and mergers and preparing for exit or succession. Much of his work involves reviewing and advising upon constitutional documentation, shareholder and investor agreements and funding arrangements. Simon works closely with the Private Client team to ensure personal and corporate objectives are aligned.
acting on behalf of an established bank in respect of two revolving credit facilities of up to £12.5m to a national household design company. The work involved liaising with overseas advisers in respect of a Singaporean obligor
acting on behalf of a holding company that entered into a £2.6m revolving credit facility and a £2.6m term loan from a high-street bank in order to refinance existing borrowing and fund a simultaneous corporate acquisition, to include loan postponement and security documentation
advising Watson Petroleum Limited on its $191m sale to World Fuel Services Corporation ‚ one of the largest fuel logistics companies in the world
advising a New York Stock Exchange-listed company on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of an international distribution business
advising the board of a niche renewable energy business on the terms of a significant share subscription by angel investors
advising the board of a partly Danish-owned global packaging solutions business on its strategic acquisition of the entire issued share capital of a rival IBC packaging solutions business.
advising an established family-owned child nursery operator upon its bank funded share acquisition of two child nurseries
advising seven shareholders, including high-street corporates, upon their disposal of a community pharmacy
Simon and the team at Thrings gave the company some great legal advice, as well as completing the deal in a short timeframe. This has been a genuinely enjoyable experience, but one that could have been very pressuring. We use Thrings for all legal aspects of the business and intend to keep working with the team as Mango Bikes continues to grow.-
Thrings LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), SRA number 510691.