Debt advisory

Broad-based services delivered by highly experienced partner-led teams

The FRP team has extensive experience in debt markets, having been involved over many years in numerous debt raising assignments in both an advisory capacity and, as a key differentiator, as lenders ourselves.

Following a period of unprecedented change in recent years, the UK debt markets are now highly liquid and complex, with a wide range of product options and an array of debt providers seeking to deploy capital into new lending opportunities. These debt providers comprise the established high street banks, new challenger banks, credit funds, direct lending institutions, and asset-based lenders.

Navigating these hugely expanded markets and sourcing the right type of debt capital on the right terms can be daunting and requires specialist knowledge of the many active providers and the intricacies of their various competing products and approval processes. The FRP team is able to provide this detailed market knowledge, insight and understanding for the benefit of our clients with a lender network that spans the entire UK market.

We provide advice on everything from, senior, unitranche, mezzanine and super-senior debt financing solutions to asset-based lending and special situations, across all types of lenders. Our involvement doesn't stop at an agreed terms sheet - we immerse ourselves in the legal process and all debt documentation to include project managing all regulatory information requirements and practical, day-to-day transactional banking matters

Our partner-led approach helps private companies and private equity-backed businesses raise and refinance the debt capital they need. Senior professionals with many years' experience head up all our teams of debt-advisory experts, underpinning our exceptional track record of success across all debt types and structures.

And to every situation we tailor our approach to ensure the best results are delivered.

No matter how complex the situation, our experience and expertise delivers straight answers and clear strategies. Simon Sherliker Debt Advisory
Key statistics
45

45 deals closed

Total number of deals with Debt Advisory expertise provided in 2021.

907

£907 million

The total value of debt raised for clients by our Debt Advisory team in 2021.

65

65 percent

Percentage of Debt Advisory deals which involved Private Equity in 2021.

Debt advisory services

Management & leveraged buyout financing

The introduction of appropriately arranged debt into a company's capital structure represents an efficient and effective way of maximising shareholder value and improving returns for equity holders.

Refinancing (including recapitalisations)

Refinancing and raising new additional debt can also often result in shareholders being able to unlock and release capital from their businesses.  

Acquisition finance and growth finance

We regularly assist in raising debt finance to fund business acquisitions or to finance strategic growth investment projects.

Asset based lending

Asset-based lending is a highly efficient means of raising debt for a wide range of purposes, from delivering day-to-day liquidity through to being blended alongside other debt types to finance a broad range of initiatives.

Waivers, amendments & financial restructurings

Whether a client is looking to support growth or responding to business challenges, we can help amend and extend an organisation's debt facilities.

Strategic financing reviews

We are well-placed to support businesses undertaking reviews of their strategic plans, current debt facilities, structures and future options. 

Special situations

From time to time, changing markets and business circumstances lead organisations to seek to restructure their debt and wider capital structures. These are often complex situations calling for hands-on professional advisory support.

Our Debt advisory experts

Ian Milne

Ian Milne

  • Partner
  • Debt Advisory
  • London West End, Reading

Simon Sherliker

Simon Sherliker

  • Partner
  • Debt Advisory
  • London West End, Reading

Tom Cox

Tom Cox

  • Partner
  • Debt Advisory
  • London West End

Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards

  • Partner
  • Debt Advisory
  • London

Andrew Dimmock

Andrew Dimmock

  • Partner
  • Debt Advisory
  • London

Nick Grainger

Nick Grainger

  • Partner
  • Debt Advisory
  • London