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Charles Goddard’s experience:

Charles Goddard has wide experience of advising on a range of corporate and finance transactions.  His clients range from multinational blue-chip institutions to private individuals.  The transactions on which he has advised include corporate M&A deals, real estate transactions, joint ventures, financing transactions (including Islamic finance, structured finance and leasing), and insolvency and restructuring deals.  His experience includes advising:

  • A major UK bank on the structured disposal of over £1bn UK debt into a fund structure, with securitised debt finance.
  • The purchaser of shares in a trading company for cash and an earn-out.
  • An individual selling shares in a major UK retail chain to private equity for cash and a minority equity interest.
  • A UK REIT on the sale of a London mixed use development property to an overseas investor.
  • A UK lessor on a “short funding lease” structure with an overseas lessee for the financing of plant and machinery.
  • The management of a high street retail chain in relation to their participation in a management buy-out.
  • A US private equity group on its bid for the purchase of a UK and European hotel chain.
  • A UK real estate investor on a joint venture for development of a landmark London mixed use development.
  • On a fund structure for investment by UK investors into European real estate assets.
  • On the structuring of a European debt fund.
  • A major UK bank on its real estate debt enforcement and restructuring programme.
  • The seller of shares on a claim by the purchaser under a tax covenant.