Edward Bartlett focuses his practice on finance matters, with an emphasis on leveraged finance, private bond placements, asset based lending/receivables financing and real estate finance. Mr. Bartlett's lender side clients include a range of private debt funds and challenger banks. His borrower side clients have included businesses across a range of sectors such as retail, leisure and manufacturing.

    • Ares Management Limited on its provision of debt funding to support the acquisition of Butlins Skyline Limited by Zenit (Bidco) Limited, a newco formed by the Harris family.
    • Ares Management Limited in connection with its provision of financing facilities to assist with the acquisition by Ocorian of Nordic Trustee, the leading provider of trustee and agency services for bonds, direct lending and loan administration in the Nordics.
    • Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of software services in connection with the acquisition of GroupBC, a UK-based SaaS software and cloud services business.
    • Alcentra in its provision of debt financing facilities to assist Silverfleet Capital in acquiring a majority stake in Collectia A/S, a credit management services provider based in Denmark.
    • Ares Management Limited in its provision of financing facilities to the Ocorian Group (an Inflexion Private Equity portfolio company) in its acquisition of Estera, a leading global provider of funds and trust services, from international private equity firm Bridgepoint.
    • Ares Management Limited and National Westminster Bank plc on their provision of a £55+ million unitranche/super senior financing package to the Just Childcare Group to support Just Childcare’s buy and build strategy. 
    • Ares Management Limited and National Westminster Bank plc on the provision of a financing package for the MBO of AgriBriefing (a Horizon Capital Investment).
    • Ares Management Limited and Barclays Bank PLC in connection with their provision of debt financing to support Dobbies Garden Centres acquisition of a portfolio of 31 garden centres and related businesses from Wyevale Garden Centres.
    • Phenna Group on financing and tax matters relating to their MBO of the Phenna Group from Academy Association Inc., supported by a debt placement by CVC Credit Partners.
    • Ares Management Limited on the provision of a senior and PIK financing package to refinance the Daisy Group’s existing financing arrangements and fund the buyout of certain investors in the Daisy Group.
    • Clanwilliam Group on negotiating the financing package provided by Alcentra Limited.
    • Ares Management Limited and Barclays Bank PLC on Ares’ provision of debt financing to support Dobbies Garden Centres’ acquisition of a portfolio of six garden centres and related businesses from Wyevale Garden Centres.
    • A US-based sponsor in putting in place a €200 million term and revolving multi-currency credit facility for the purpose of funding its acquisition of an international manufacturing company.
    • A US-based sponsor in putting in place a £100 million term and revolving multi-currency debt facility for the purpose of funding its acquisition of a UK based manufacturing company.
    • A UK-headquartered international packaging company on the refinancing of its asset backed borrowing commitments.
    • A UK-based challenger bank on numerous bridging and development loans made available to UK based borrower’s and secured against prime residential and commercial real estate assets and portfolios.
    • A major US bank in the provision of a US$50 million unsecured revolving credit facility to a major international tobacco company.
    • US-based purchasers of US$84 million of bonds issued by a Cayman Islands-based shipping company.

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.