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Withers Expands Private Capital Debt Finance Expertise

Editorial Staff 1 September 2023

Withers Expands Private Capital Debt Finance Expertise

The firm noted that the new partner has advised clients including high net worth investors and family offices about private debt finance.

Withers has appointed senior partner Jon Bond to join its private capital debt finance team, underscoring the importance of this asset class for high net worth and ultra-HNW clients, among others. 

Bond, who used to work at Charles Russell Speechlys, is joined by senior associate Isobel Young-Herries. Bond advises on debt finance across a wide range of asset classes, including residential and commercial real estate, retirement living and care homes, student accommodation and hospitals. He represents funds, retail and private banks, property developers, institutional lenders and borrowers, private companies, high net worth investors and family offices. 

In other parts of the role, Bond has advised clubs and governing bodies from several sports; he has experience in real estate finance, receivables finance and the emerging markets, including working with clients in Africa and the Middle East.

Young-Herries, who has worked with Bond for 10 years, has particular experience in real estate finance, acting for both borrowers and lenders across a wide variety of asset classes. She frequently works with ultra-high net worth individuals and clients with complex trust structures.

“Their skills provide further momentum to our strategic formation of a broad-based team which focuses on alternative sources of financing in the market outside of the mainstream banking sector,” Jeremy Wakeham, CEO of the firm's business division, said in a statement.

Withers was joined last year by a commercial real estate team from Charles Russell Speechlys led by Simon Ewing and including partner Ruby Dalal.

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