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Edward Aldred

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Banking, Leveraged Finance


Edward Aldred is a Partner in Linklaters’ Banking Group with a wide range of skills and expertise across the spectrum of debt finance products and credit requirements, including in several key financial jurisdictions (including London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore). Edward’s practice has particular emphasis on leverage and event-driven finance, including maintenance, covenant lite and incurrence-based loans, and high yield/loan bank/bond structures. 

Edward regularly delivers training for the Loan Market Association, being involved in the delivery of their Leveraged Documentation and Leveraged/High Yield training days, hosting a panel discussion at the joint 2015 LMA/LSTA conference in London and recently presenting a “webinar” on an overview of the Loan Market Association leveraged facilities agreement. 

Recent accomplishments include being rated as a “Rising Star in Legal Services” by the Financial News “40 under 40 Legal Services 2015” and being ranked in Chambers UK 2015 and 2016 (Banking & Finance) where he is described as having “unlimited energy”. Edward is also listed and profiled in the “Legal 500” (Finance & Acquisition Finance) being described as “technical and reliable”. 

Notable transactions include advising the arrangers on: the financing of Nomad Holdings’ €2.6bn buy-out of Iglo Foods and the subsequent acquisition of Findus, the financing of Pamplona’s acquisition of Partner in Pet Food, the financing of Bain Capital’s acquisition of Wittur, the covenant lite loan refinancing of the Birdseye Group owned by Permira, the loan and high yield financing of KKR’s acquisition of SBB Telemach (Serbia), the loan and high yield refinancing of the Permira and Apax owned fashion retailer New Look, the loan and high yield financing of Apax’s acquisition of Orange Switzerland, the loan financing of Blackstone’s acquisition of Jack Wolfskin and the loan financing of CVC’s acquisition of ICD, and advising Rhone Capital on the high yield and loan refinancing of Eden Springs.


2013 to date Partner, Linklaters London
2010 - 2013 Associate, Linklaters London
2008 - 2010 Associate, Linklaters Hong Kong
2006 - 2008 Associate, Linklaters Dubai
2004 - 2006 Associate, Linklaters London
2002 - 2004 Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters London and Singapore


2001 - 2002 BPP Law School, London, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
2000 - 2001 BPP Law School, London, Graduate Diploma in Law
1995 -1997 University College London, Philosophy B.A. (Honours)

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Within: Acquisition finance

Benefiting from a vast roster of practitioners focusing on leveraged and corporate acquisition finance out of London and also able to tap into the firm's impressive international network of offices,¬†Linklaters LLP¬†is 'able to staff appropriately on tight timelines' and provide a 'very strong service which is attuned to the latest market developments' to banks, alternative capital providers, corporates and private equity sponsors.¬†Adam Freeman¬†heads up the leveraged finance sub-group at the firm and has strong credentials among many leading banks in the market; alongside¬†Robert Burt, Freeman recently advised the arrangers and underwriters on the complex financing involving TLB, second lien and revolving credit facilities for Blackstone and CVC to fund their acquisition of Paysafe plc. On the borrower front,¬†Oliver Sceales ¬†has handled numerous matters for The Carlyle Group including recently advising it on a ‚ā¨320m European cov-lite TLB facility and¬†‚ā¨80m revolving credit facility to fund its acquisition of Praesidiad from CVC Capital Partners.¬†Annette Kurdian¬†is 'excellent on tricky transactions' on behalf of banks and alternative lenders; alongside the 'experienced'¬†Nick Syson, and on the US high yield front¬†Mark Hageman, she recently advised the arrangers/underwriters¬†(including BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse) on the cov-lite TLB, revolving credit and bridge facility to fund Unilabs'¬†(an Apax Partners portfolio company) acquisition of AeskuLab Holding and Alpha Medical.¬†Edward Aldred¬†and¬†Daniel Gendron ¬†are also recommended.

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