Chen Ikeogu

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Secretary: Shahin Satvilker 020 3465 4365
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Sector expertise:

  • Real Estate Finance, principally advising banks, other financial institutions, funds, family offices and borrowers involved in funding the acquisition, investment or development of property. Key sectors include Student Accommodation, Private Rented Sector and Hotels
  • General banking experience includes leveraged finance asset based lending, project finance and restructuring

Professional experience / Recent Deals include: 

  • Advising CLS Holdings plc in connection with a £20m overdraft facility with Société Générale
  • Advising Investec Bank in connection with a £17m term loan facility with Galliard to fund the acquisition of a site in West London
  • Advising a privately owned property company, Martins Properties, in connection with a £33m senior loan facility provided by Canada Life Investments for a mixed portfolio of properties in Chelsea
  • Advising Tristan Capital Partners in connection with a £33m facility provided by Wells Fargo Bank N.A., to refinance the acquisition costs incurred to fund the corporate acquisition of a Luxembourg entity from CarVal Investors and secured on a 180,000 sq ft office building in Croydon
  • Advising TPG in connection with a £100m loan portfolio acquisition from Astrel 1 UK Loan S.A.R.L, in relation to a portfolio of development finance loans
  • Advising Maslow Capital in connection with a £25m facility to fund the acquisition and subsequent development of a property on the south side of Church Street, Manchester to create a 180 unit residential block
  • Advising TPG (US private equity fund) in connection with a £200m investment in a UK development finance lending platform, to assist Maslow Capital in providing development finance in the UK residential market
  • Advising London & UK Property in connection with a £20m development finance package provided by Hyde Park Finance (as senior lender) and Prosperity Capital Partners (as junior lender) to develop a 520 bed student accommodation scheme at The Globe works site, Birmingham and the forward sale of the freehold interest in the property to PGIM
  • Advising Rockspring in connection with a £37m facility provided by Deutsche Hypothekenbank to refinance the acquisition costs incurred to fund the acquisition of a shopping centre in Liverpool

Professional history: 

  • Trained at Sinclair Roche & Temperley (now Stephenson Harwood), 1997 –1999
  • Solicitor at Eversheds, 2000 –2003
  • Associate at Baker & McKenzie, 2003 – 2004
  • Senior Associate at Taylor Wessing, 2004 –2008
  • Senior Associate at McGrigors (now Pinsent Masons), 2008 –2012
  • Senior Associate at Shepherd and Wedderburn, 2012 – 2015
  • Partner at Maples Teesdale, 2015

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