Sarah Moffat


Sarah Moffat


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7312 | +44 20 7184 7001

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Sarah Moffat focuses her practice on leveraged finance, acquisition finance and general banking transactions.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Moffat served as an associate in both the debt finance group and the structured finance group at DLA Piper. Her experience also includes completing a secondment to HSBC Bank, where she worked within the Middle Market Financial Sponsors team.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CVC Credit Partners and EQT Credit as mandated lead arrangers in connection with the provision of senior and subordinated financing facilities to the Paymentsense Group.
  • Ares Management Limited and HSBC Bank plc on their provision of additional unitranche and senior financing facilities to the Ocorian Group.
  • Ares Management Limited and HSBC Bank plc on their provision of a senior debt financing package to support the Medivet Group, in which Inflexion Partnership Capital has a minority investment. 
  • Ares Management Limited on the provision of their financing package in support of MxP Partners LLP buyout of the pub group, Amber Taverns Group.
  • Ares Management Limited on the provision of their financing package in support of Midlothian Capital Partners and a consortium of investors, to acquire Park Leisure 2000 Limited, the UK’s leading luxury holiday park operator, for a value of £103 million.
  • Ares Management Limited and Barclays Bank plc in connection with their provision of unitranche and super senior facilities in connection with Inflexion Private Equity’s Partnership Capital, minority investment, in CloserStill Media Ltd (CloserStill), an international media and exhibitions business.
  • Lloyds Banking Group in its provision of senior debt facilities (alongside third party mezzanine facilities) to assist Dunedin Private Equity in its investment in Alpha FMC, the leading global asset and wealth management consulting firm.
  • Barclays Bank plc and HayFin Capital Management LLP on facilities made available to the Whittan Group (Bregal Capital investment).
  • HayFin Capital Management LLP, Highbridge, ICG, Sankaty and Lloyds Bank plc on their provision of US$400 million unitranche facility and super senior revolving facility to the Chiltern International Group.
  • Barclays, HSBC, RBS, KBC Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bank in provision of £240 million revolving facilities to the Impellam Group plc.

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

  • University of Bristol, LL.B., 2009, 2:1
  • College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course, 2010, Distinction
  • England and Wales
  • The Law Society
  • Solicitors' Regulation Authority