LizSaxton

Of Counsel

London + 44.20.7039.5162

Liz Saxton has more than 25 years of experience advising on a wide range of finance transactions, with a particular focus on UK and cross-border real estate finance.

Liz regularly advises borrowers of all types, including several listed property companies, cutting-edge joint venture structures, and real estate funds, on the full range of their debt financing requirements. These include subscription and equity bridge facilities (both in and outside the real estate sector), facilities for investment and development properties, and corporate-level revolving facilities across all market sectors, including retail, offices, industrial, logistics, and residential. In addition, Liz regularly advises on derivative transactions, including those linked to debt facilities and on a stand-alone basis.

Recent notable transactions have included advising LondonMetric Property in connection with a £400 million unsecured revolving credit facility from a club of five lenders coordinated by The Royal Bank of Scotland and advising a joint venture between a UK-based real estate company and a Canadian institutional investor on an acquisition facility used to purchase a portfolio of nine prime logistics assets in the United Kingdom for £286 million. She also has advised a newly established real estate fund on a US$250 million subscription-based credit facility provided by Wells Fargo and a UK-listed property company on the innovative hybrid financing of its pan-European portfolio of assets.

Experience

  • Greystar announces €725 million close for flagship pan-European closed-end value-add residential strategyJones Day advised Greystar Europe Investment Management B.V., a subsidiary of Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, on the closing of €725 million in equity commitments into its flagship pan-European value-add discretionary vehicle.
  • LondonMetric obtains £175 million unsecured revolving credit facilityJones Day represented LondonMetric Property Plc, a British property company, in connection with a £175 million unsecured revolving credit facility provided by Wells Fargo Bank N.A., London Branch.
  • LondonMetric obtains £225 million unsecured revolving credit facilityJones Day represented LondonMetric Property Plc, a British property company, in connection with a £225 million unsecured revolving credit facility coordinated by Barclays Bank plc.
  • TransDigm completes $750 million Senior Subordinated Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2029.
  • TransDigm Inc. completes $1.2 billion Senior Subordinated Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2029.
  • British Land sells 75% interest in London's West End offices for £401 millionJones Day is advising The British Land Company PLC on the sale of a 75% interest in a portfolio of three buildings in London's West End to Allianz Real Estate for £401 million.
  • TransDigm Group completes $400 million Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of an additional $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.
  • TransDigm Group issues $1.1 billion Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm Group”), a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of 8.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”).
  • Spanish financial entity provides financing for 50 MW solar plant located in Andalucia, SpainJones Day provided advice to a Spanish financial entity in connection with the financing of a 50 MW solar plant located in Andalucia, Spain developed by a Spanish promoter.
  • Delancey and APG Joint Venture acquires Earls Court for £425 millionJones Day represented Earls Court Investment Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of a joint venture between a fund advised by Delancey and APG on behalf of its pension fund clients, in connection with its £425 million acquisition of EC Group Holdings Limited from a subsidiary of Capital & Counties Properties Plc.
  • GCA Altium acts as financial advisor to Project Sword Bidco Limited in £90 million acquisition of Catalis PlcJones Day advised GCA Altium as financial advisor to Project Sword Bidco Limited, a vehicle established by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital LLP, in connection with its £90 million acquisition of Catalis Plc, a provider of development, testing, and publishing services for the global video games market.
  • Ted Baker refinances existing credit facilitiesJones Day represented Ted Baker plc, a UK fashion retailer, in connection with the refinancing of its existing credit facilities.
  • Sacyr Group obtains financing of up to €43 million (US$48.8 million) for construction of extension of public works concession agreementJones Day provided legal advice in connection with the €43 million (US$48.8 million) project financing for the construction of Phase II of a public works concession agreement.
  • Consortium of senior creditors provide €700 million to Northwester 2 for development of Belgian offshore wind farmJones Day advised the consortium of senior creditors consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., De Volksbank N.V. trading as ASN Bank, ING Belgium SA/NV, KBC Bank NV, Société Générale, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Brussels Branch, Triodos Bank, the European Investment Bank, and EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, in the financing of Northwester 2's €700 million (US$804.8 million) total required investment for the development and construction of a 218.5 megawatt offshore wind farm to be located approximately 50 kilometers off the Belgian coast.
  • Oxenwood sells portfolio of prime logistics properties in UK to Ascendas ReitJones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate, in a joint venture with Catalina Holdings, on the sale of a portfolio of prime logistics properties in the UK to Ascendas Reit for £207 million ($264.6 million).
  • True Capital Ltd completes buyout of Cut4ClothJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its buyout of Cut4Cloth Ltd. trading as Frugi, a retailer of organic children's clothing, toys, and accessories, alongside existing management.
  • Syndicate of banks provide €470 million to Nobelwind for refinancing of North Sea offshore wind farmJones Day advised the consortium of senior creditors consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., De Volksbank N.V. trading as ASN Bank, KBC Bank NV, Nippon Life Insurance Company, Shinsei Bank, Société Générale, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Brussels Branch in connection with a €470 million (US$543 million) term loan and revolving facility provided to Nobelwind NV for the refinancing of a 165 megawatt operational offshore wind farm located 47 km off the Belgian coast.
  • Hercules Unit Trust forms joint venture with M&G Real EstateJones Day advised Hercules Unit Trust in its simultaneous acquisition of the Fort Kinnaird retail park in Edinburgh by a new joint venture formed between Hercules Unit Trust (HUT) and M&G Real Estate and sale of the Gallagher retail park in Cheltenham to The Crown Estate.
  • Oxenwood Real Estate amends and restates £40 million term loan facilityJones Day represented Oxenwood Real Estate LLP in the amendment and restatement of a £40 million (US$53.7 million) term loan facility with The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc in connection with the refinancing of the acquisition of a logistics property in Scunthorpe.
  • Hansteen completes acquisition of Industrial Multi Property Trust PLC sharesJones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC in connection with a voluntary recommended cash offer of £25,228,560 (US$31.3 million) for the entire issued share capital of Industrial Multi Property Trust PLC, an Isle of Man close-ended property investment company admitted to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.