Personal Profile

Raji is a Partner in our Real Estate Finance department with over 30 years experience working on transactions acting for both lenders and borrowers in matters with deal values ranging from £10 million to £500 million.

Raji advises financial institutions, corporates and sponsors/funds in relation to arranging and documenting domestic and international bank facilities and structured financings. He has a broad range of finance experience, with particular expertise in advising borrowers and lenders in relation to syndicated real estate investment and development finance and acquisition/leveraged finance transactions.

Legal 500, notes that Raji "has a very logical mind and applies it accordingly" and is a "safe pair of hands when it comes to real estate finance."

Key Experience

  • Minerva plc on the £325 million syndicated facility arranged by Citibank for the refinancing of the Walbrook building.
  • Delancey Estates on its £150 million syndicated corporate facility arranged by Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • Europa Capital Mezzanine on the £9.5 million mezzanine financing for the refinancing of investment properties.
  • Graphite Capital on the £48 million syndicated senior facilities and £11 million syndicated mezzanine facilities arranged by Lloyds Bank for the acquisition of Kurt Geiger.
  • Bridgepoint Capital and Permira on the deleveraged acquisition of Holmes Place Plc.
  • Almacantar on the £47.5 million syndicated facility arranged by Deutsche Pfandbriefbank to finance the acquisition of property in Shaftesbury.
  • Investec Bank as arranger and underwriter of the £105.35 million syndicated facility to Cain Hoy and Galliard Holdings to finance the acquisition of the Stage Shoreditch property.
  • Consolidated Developments Limited on the £223 million senior and £100 million mezzanine syndicated development finance arranged by Blackstone Group.
  • Brookfield on the £348 million senior and £53 million mezzanine facilities arranged by HSBC and RBC for the acquisition of a portfolio of student accommodation blocks.

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Partner, SJ Berwin LLP
Associate, SJ Berwin LLP
Associate, Russell McVeagh (New Zealand)

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