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Imogen is a Partner in the Corporate department at Ward Hadaway. She qualified in 2003 having trained at Ward Hadaway.

She advises on banking, funding and corporate matters and has provided advice to both lenders and borrowers in a range of areas including acquisition finance, development and project finance. Imogen also advises on corporate matters including acquisitions and disposals and private equity transactions.

Imogen is noted by clients and colleagues for her approachable manner and ability to explain technical issues in a clear and concise manner. In advising a range of clients from banks, venture capitalists, local authorities, corporate entities and individuals, Imogen understands the requirements of the parties to transactions and utilises this to work pragmatically with clients to achieve their desired outcomes.

Experience


Imogen has experience of working with both the private and public sector in a wide variety of sectors. Recent transactions Imogen has been involved with include:

  • Advising a bank on various transactions in the healthcare sector, including advising upon the provision of acquisition finance for the acquisition of pharmacy businesses and care homes and development capital for the development of care facilities. Most recently Imogen has lead the team advising upon a £25.3m acquisition and refinancing facility for a bank lending into the healthcare sector.
  • Advising upon numerous venture capital funded transactions acting regulating for the principal fund managers of the North East Finance For Business Fund including Rivers Capital Partners and FW Capital. Imogen has advised a number of companies raising finance from the funds and from funders nationally.
  • Advising banks upon transactions in the education sector in each of the further and higher education sectors and schools. Imogen has advised a bank in respect of funding with an aggregate value of £126m to a higher education establishment for its development and estate strategy and has advised a bank on revolving capital and term facilities to a further education college for refinancing and estate development.
  • Advising the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) on funding projects in the North East region and advising local authorities upon capital investment projects. Imogen has recently advised a local authority upon its £6m facility to a local charitable enterprise to allow it to develop a new site in the city.
  • Advising a company involved in anaerobic digestion in the raising of funding from business angels, specialist funds and debt providers in various rounds of fund raising.
  • Advising Inn Collection Topco Limited and its group in respect of the group’s refinancing, the raising of equity and acquisition finance and the acquisition of new business sites.
  • Advising upon the sale of leading agricultural and rural retail business Farmway to Mole Valley Farmers.
  • Advising a group in the telecoms sector in respect of the raising of debt and equity finance, the acquisition of companies, disposal of assets and other general corporate matters including the adoption of a growth share scheme and various shareholder transactions.

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What our clients say

  • "Considering the complexity of the transaction, professional expertise and a pragmatic approach were called for; the associated planning, organising, co-ordination and execution demonstrated by Imogen, Richard and Simon were exemplary. The manner the transaction was managed has reinforced our view that Ward Hadaway are a first class firm offering a first class service and really do work in close partnership with their client; it has earned wide appreciation from not only ourselves as the local team but also everyone within the Bank who was aware of the transaction. We would like to specifically mention the leadership and management of Imogen Holland. As a local team we have know worked in partnership with Imogen for over 4 years concluding on in excess of 30 transactions. We continue to be greatly impressed by her dedication and expertise and she did an outstanding job delivering the […] transaction for the Bank; her dedication and execution skills manoeuvred many hurdles for which we are very grateful. "

Independent verdict

  • "Clients praise her ability to "add value to things aside from the legal points."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Attracts praise for her ‘superb leadership in complex transactions'."

    legal 500
  • "Imogen Holland has successfully carved out a solid reputation for herself in the North East market, advising both lenders and borrowers on all manner of financings, including acquisition, development and venture finance. Sources particularly appreciate the 'pragmatic advice' she gives, her 'commercially driven' outlook and the fact that she is 'focused on getting the deal over the line in a short space of time'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "She's exactly what you want in a complex transaction. She's got a strategic awareness and she successfully translates legal knowledge into understandable English,”

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • “She is very pragmatic and able to work through complex transactions in a timely and efficient manner.”

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Imogen Holland is noted for her ‘outstanding customer service’."

    Legal 500
  • "Very calm, yet tenacious. She is extremely dedicated to her role."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Knowledgeable and experienced."

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