Slater and Gordon agrees £33m committed facility with Harbour
Slater and Gordon has agreed a £33 million committed facility with litigation funder and lender to law firms, Harbour, in what is believed to be one of the largest lending deals in the sector this year.
The firm, which has an office in Edinburgh, will use Harbour’s capital to invest in developing its consumer legal services teams, and to fund a substantial book of clinical negligence and other personal injury claims.
Nils Stoesser, chief executive officer of Slater and Gordon, said: “The ethos of the entire Slater and Gordon team is to support our clients by delivering an exceptional service across a whole range of consumer law issues. We have been looking for a financial partner to help us capitalise on the next stages of the firm’s growth, and we are we are delighted to have Harbour’s support and confidence in our future.”
Elizabeth Comley, chief operating officer of Slater and Gordon, said: “The facility we have agreed with Harbour gives us access to stable capital over several years which we can use to make substantial investment in our core consumer legal services businesses.
“We have big growth ambitions for our personal injury, clinical negligence, and other practice areas, where we know we have a competitive advantage. This new facility allows us to realise those ambitions, and in Harbour we’ve found a natural partner who really understand the needs and business of law firms.”
Ellora MacPherson, managing director and chief investment officer at Harbour, added: “Harbour is pleased to be supporting Slater and Gordon with this new credit facility. We are excited about their future growth plans as reflected by this significant investment. We look forward to our partnership together.”
A team from FRP Corporate Finance, led by Andrew Dimmock, was instructed by Slater and Gordon to assist with sourcing a debt facility.