What can Sarah do for you?
Sarah is a specialist in debt capital markets, with a particular emphasis on the not-for-profit and public sectors. Her work includes helping universities, colleges, independent schools and other charitable bodies issue publicly listed and privately placed bonds. Sarah also advises her clients on debt facilities and reorganisations, security arrangements and derivatives.
Supporting your ambitions
One of Sarah's significant highlights involved working with the University of Northampton, on the financing of its new campus at Waterside in the centre of Northampton. This project involved issuing a publicly listed bond, as well as taking loans from the County and City Councils, all of which were guaranteed by HM Treasury through the Infrastructure UK scheme. The complex financing arrangements had to complete simultaneously and dovetail with completion of the disposal of the existing campus and purchase of the new site. This was a transformational project for the client and for Northampton.
What do others say?
Sarah and her team were named a "Standout" submission at the FT Innovative Lawyers awards in 2018, for their work on assisting Cambridge Building Society issue a form of regulatory capital on a private, unlisted basis to the local authority pension fund. The award recognised that the innovative structure could be used as a template for other small building societies.