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Anthony Collins appoints returning partner as new head of funding

Specialist law firm Anthony Collins (AC) has appointed a new head of funding, returning partner, Jon Coane. Jon brings with him over 25 years of experience as a social impact finance lawyer.

Jon’s extensive background encompasses a wide range of services in funding and finance. This includes being nationally recognised for advising housing associations on all areas of funding (including capital markets) and the funding of joint ventures and supporting local authorities on funding structures, and funding of regeneration projects and housing delivery projects.

The appointment of Jon compliments and enhances the offering of the funding team. He will be working closely with clients across the firms sectors, including affordable housing, local government and health and social care. Jon will also play an integral role in encouraging further expansion in the housing sector, with 15 years of his 25 years focused on funding for affordable housing. 

Peter Hubbard, managing partner at AC, said: “It is great to welcome Jon back to AC, especially as our new head of funding. Jon’s invaluable wealth of experience will benefit both the team and our clients, offering advice and executing funding options that will bring positive impacts for their social businesses.

“Jon’s appointment, and in particular his expertise in affordable housing, comes at a time of growth within our housing sector and as a wave of increased regulatory demand and financial pressures mounts for our housing association clients. Creative financing – Jon’s sweet spot – is needed more than ever, making his arrival timely.” 

Jon Coane said: “I’m passionate about going the extra step and providing a positive impact. B-Corp accredited AC allows me to put this at the centre of my work, as we deliver our values to improve lives, communities and society.

“Returning during B-Corp month, I look forward not only to hitting the ground running with the funding team and supporting the goals of the firm, but delivering more projects that help housing associations and other organisations deliver more affordable housing, decarbonise and be sustainable businesses.”

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