Peter Crichton advises lenders and borrowers in syndicated, leveraged and structured finance transactions as well as restructurings. His clients included bank and non-bank lenders, debt advisers, entrepreneurs, managers, financial sponsors, corporate and institutional borrowers. Peter is an experienced acquisition finance lawyer with over 15 years of experience working on the debtor side of the loan markets and specializing in leveraged finance, corporate banking and financial institution lending. His work covers jurisdictions across the globe but particularly in the US and Western Europe.
Advised Alcentra, CVC and Highbridge on the provision of debt funding for Palamon’s £200m acquisition of Currencies Direct*
Acted for AIB, HSBC, RBS and Santander on Caledonia’s acquisition of the Liberation Group*
Acted for Montagu Private Equity on the debt side of the £200m MBO of Cory Environmental*
Acted for AIB, HSBC and Santander on the refinancing of the Jockey Club*
Retail reals acted on include All Saints, Dune, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Fox’s Glacier, Jane Norman, Kurt Geiger, L K Bennett, Mountain Warehouse, Sofa.com, The Rug Company, TM Lewin, and Zoggs*
CAA regulated and travel orientated deals acted on include Anite Travel, Education and Adventure Travel, Fleetway Travel, Iglu, Scott Dunn and Sunsail*
Healthcare deals acted on include ADP, Care Homes Group, Dignity Funerals, Healthcare Locums, Hillcrest, IDH and National Foster Care*
Entertainment & Leisure deals acted on include Conran restaurants, C-Side Holdings, Fever Tree, Full House Group (theatre tickets), Hawksmoor, Hollywood Bowling, KFC franchises, La Tasca, Refresco, TGI Friday’s, Wimpy and Yo Sushi and various pub chains*
Financial institution deals acted on include 7IM, Admiral, Avantia, Donegan, Equitix, Medic X, Prentis and Towergate*
Examples of other deals from industrials to media acted on include ATG Media, Big Yellow, BIMM (music school), Boom Pictures, Cambridge Nutritional Foods, Dignity Funerals, Deutsche Permaswage, EDM, Ideal Stelrad, Incisive Media, Jockey Club, Pinewood Studios, Quality Care Solicitors, SJD (accountancy software) and Workdry*
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