Mark has recently worked on a range of transactions including:

  • Acquisition finance for public and private transactions
  • Debt financings and restructurings
  • Margin loans
  • Debt capital markets transactions involving the issue of:
    • Investment grade bonds
    • High yield bonds
    • Convertible bonds
    • Exchangeable bonds
  • Establishment of medium term note programmes and liability management exercises including Dutch auctions and consent solicitation processes
  • Structured finance transactions involving derivatives and debt, equity and partnership investments including securitisations and structured note programmes

Key Experience

  • Advising Veon Holdings on over US$3 billion of financing facilities, including its US$2.1 billion term and revolving credit facilities agreement
  • Advising First Rand Limited on the financing aspects of its £1.1 billion takeover of Aldermore Group plc
  • Advising Heineken UK Limited on the financing aspects of its £340 million takeover of Punch Taverns plc
  • Advising a consortium jointly led by Metric Capital Partners, the European private capital group on a minority investment in Dream International B.V., a Dutch company operating in the global fine-dining restaurant market
  • Advising Global Telecom Holding, an Egyptian listed company, on a US$200 million bridge facility to finance a tender offer to buy back 10% of its share capital
  • Advising Workspace Group plc on a new £100m revolving credit facility utilising its existing accordion option and a £50m bridge facility as a bridge to a new issue of private placement notes and on its subsequent £200m private placement comprised of £80m eight-year notes and £120m 10-year notes, placed with eight UK and US institutional investors
  • Advising Merlin Entertainments plc on the refinancing of its bank facilities including an increased and extended £600 million revolving credit facility and the English law aspects of its issue of $400,000,000 5.75% Senior Notes due 2026
  • Advising Grupo Antolín-Irausa, S.A. on the English law aspects of the issue of its €250,000,000 3.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2026
  • Advising Gestamp Automocion, S.A. on the English law aspects of the issue of its €400,000,000 3.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2026
  • Advising LivaNova PLC on a $170 million bridge facility with Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited to fund its acquisition of TandemLife