Leveraged & Acquisition Finance

Centre of excellence for Sponsor-backed financing and Corporate merger and acquisition

We originate, structure and execute debt solutions throughout the corporate lifecycle, including acquisition financing, leveraged buyouts, merger financings, bridge financings, recapitalisations, refinancings and post-initial public offering financings.

Why NatWest?

We have extensive experience with 20+ years of unbroken capital markets activity, underpinned by strong client relationships with Sponsors and Corporates.

We are a London-based centre of excellence with 35+ market facing professionals and a broad UK and pan-European mandate.

We have built a diversified portfolio of M&A and non-investment grade lending over a number of years and as a result we have a deep understanding of a variety of sectors, as well as the M&A and buy-out markets.

In the Sponsor space, we have a leading capital market franchise across leveraged loans and high yield bonds, with underwrite and best efforts capabilities across GBP, EUR and USD. We also offer both senior and super senior acquisition finance facilities (on a club basis) and have an innovative product franchise in the UK mid-market with senior co-lending arrangements and synthetic unitranche alliances with a wide range of institutional debt fund investors.

In the Corporate financing space, we support Corporate clients looking to access the high yield bond and/or institutional loan markets, and lead on all material Corporate M&A financings via best efforts, bridged, backstopped and underwritten deals across GBP, EUR and USD.

Our areas of expertise

  • Leveraged Loans (both syndicated and club) across products (e.g. revolving credit facility, acquisition facility, Term loan A) and structures (e.g. super senior, pari-passu)
  • High yield bonds
  • Bridge financing
  • Underwriting
  • Acquisition finance (both syndicated and club)

Finance is subject to status. Security may be required. Product fees may apply.

Supporting our customers

We completed 80 transactions and deployed more than £1.25bn total debt in 2021.

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Contact us

To discuss your business requirements and how NatWest could support you, contact us today:

Etienne Hairy - MD, Head of Sponsor Leveraged Finance
etienne.hairy@natwest.com

Nathan Stromberg - MD, Head of Corporate Acquisition and Leveraged Finance
nathan.stromberg@natwest.com