Sam Le Pard joins the Arc & Co. team

The Arc & Co team continues to expand. Following the arrival of Tom Savill and Jeremy Robinson earlier this year, we now welcome Sam Le Pard to the Commercial and Development team.

Sam joins Arc & Co following three months of training in the Arc & Co. Academy. Sam was previously a trainee solicitor at Freshfields, working in London, Dubai and Singapore and gained a first-class history degree from the University of Nottingham. Sam’s addition enhances the range of skills and experiences in the Arc & Co team.


The beginning of March and another new team member

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Following the arrival of Jeremy in January we are pushing ahead with our plans for growth and skills diversity with the addition of Tom Savill to the Structured and Development team.

Tom joins Arc & Co. having spent the past 6 months on our training program. Tom gained a Bachelor’s degree in business from the university of Oxford Brookes and uses the valuable skills gained from past experiences to aid and enhance the Commercial and Development team.

Lending Focus Seminar

It’s always a privilege when a team member is called upon to give his opinion on the finance market.  Taylor Wessing’s ‘Lending Focus’ series of seminars has experts from across the Taylor Wessing network presenting on a range of hot topics and market updates.  This week saw Edward Horn-Smith as the guest speaker giving a presentation entitled ‘Trends, Terms and Tensions for the mezzanine finance market’ at Taylor Wessing’s New Street Square offices in London.

Arc & Co. advises Ktesius on landmark residential scheme in central Brighton

John Kerrigan, Director of Arc & Co. Structured Finance, has successfully advised the developer, Kteisus, on the acquisition and construction finance for the Astoria Cinema site in the heart of Brighton.  The project has full planning consent for the demolition of the existing building to create a mixed use scheme comprising of 70 private residential units, a gym, TV room, ground floor commercial space and 72 cycle spaces.

To assist the purchase and subsequent development, Arc & Co. structured a facility in excess of £20m with an institutional development funder.  This enables Ktesius to secure the site and deliver the development in 2019, forming a new mixed-use residential-led scheme which will bring vitality to the area.

John Kerrigan said: “Arc & Co. are proud to have supported Ktesius to achieve the purchase of this landmark development site in the centre of Brighton. We look forward to assisting them with their future funding requirements”.

Ken MacRae from Ktesius added: “John and the Arc & Co. team are extremely focussed and effective, and we will certainly engage them in the future to advise on debt structuring.”