Our recent international experience includes advising:

Credit fund deal credentials: 

  • BlueBay Asset Management in relation to the financing of the International Schools Partnership Group, a Partners Group portfolio company 
  • Permira Debt Managers on the funding for Inflexion-owned Bollington Wilson group 
  • Pemberton Asset Management on the acquisition financing provided to HIG European Capital Partners regarding its acquisition of the Corona Corporate group 
  • Hayfin Capital Management in relation to the provision of unitranche and super senior revolving credit facility refinancing facilities to the Mondo Minerals group 
  • Muzinich Private Debt Fund and Iberian Private Debt Fund on funding arrangements for Dolfer Meridian

Bank deal (sponsor) credentials: 

  • International banks including Investec and Bank of Ireland on the provision of an all senior debt financing package to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in support of their acquisition with management of GL Education, a leading London-based provider of educational assessments in the United Kingdom and Europe 
  • GE Capital and Ares Management Limited on their joint venture unitranche funding to the Nicotra-Gebhardt Group of Companies, backed by Ergon Capita

Bank deal (corporate lending) credentials: 

  • Deutsche Bank as mandated lead arranger, sole co-ordinator and agent in respect of an acquisition and working capital term facilities for a major China-based real estate conglomerate 
  • A major British financial institution and a major Spanish Bank in connection with the refinancing of an existing facility made available to Shepherd Neame Limited, Britain's oldest brewer 
  • A syndicated bank group (led by Westpac, with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, St.George and another bank as lenders) on SG Fleet Group's AUD250 million acquisition of the Fleet Hire Group and the Motiva Group

Borrower (plc/corporate) credentials: 

  • Merlin Entertainments plc on the refinancing of its bank facilities including an increased and extended GBP600 million revolving credit facility used to repay term loans, implemented in a complex and novel repayment mechanism to rebalance the outgoing lenders and incoming lenders 
  • Keller Group plc in respect of the refinancing of its existing credit facilities via entry into a new syndicated revolving credit facility for GBP375 million, provided by a syndicate of eight financial institutions to borrowers within the Keller Group spanning eight jurisdictions 
  • LivaNova plc on a USD170 million bridge facility entered into with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to fund its acquisition of TandemLife 
  • The Carlyle Group on the financing of their acquisition of Livingstone Technologies, the UK's largest independent provider of Software Asset Management (SAM) managed services 
  • Banglalink on its USD300 million equivalent facility arranged by Citibank and Eastern Bank Limited, the largest ever syndicated facility in Bangladesh

Borrower (sponsor owned) credentials: 

  • Symphony Technology Group, in connection with a multi-currency financing in relation to their acquisition of Visma Retail and Extenda, two of the most prominent technology providers in the tier 1 and 2 retail industry 
  • GE Capital and Ares Management Limited on their joint venture unitranche funding to the Nicotra-Gebhardt Group of Companies, backed by Ergon Capita 
  • A leading mid-market sponsor in relation to acquisition facilities for one of its insurance sector portfolio companies 
  • Graphite Capital on the acquisition financing and refinancing package for its portfolio company, Trenchard Aviation 
  • Lone Star Funds on the financing of the acquisition of Propertize, a regulated entity in the Netherlands, with a (loan) balance sheet of approximately EUR5.6 billion