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Daniel Gendron

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Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Banking, Leveraged Finance


Daniel has extensive experience in leveraged finance transactions and financial restructurings, as well as high yield bond issuances. He acts for a variety of lenders (focusing on alternative credit providers) and borrowers (focusing on financial sponsors and their portfolio companies). He has wide-ranging expertise in both new money financings and restructurings, enabling him to deliver comprehensive and commercial advice to his clients. 

Daniel is also actively involved with the firm’s initiatives surrounding Canada, including developing and maintaining Canadian client and institutional relationships, as well as providing Canadian companies and institutions with advice regarding outbound investments.

Work highlights:

Daniel has worked on an array of market-leading matters. These include advising:

  • the mandated lead arrangers on the £1.7bn post-IPO financing of the WorldPay group
  • the anchor investors on the €2.8bn restructuring of French fashion retailer Vivarte, the largest ever leveraged buyout restructuring in France
  • various portfolio companies belonging to Canadian pension funds
  • the coordinating committee of lenders on the £2.3bn restructuring of the hibu (formerly Yell) group
  • Montagu Private Equity on its acquisition and subsequent disposal of each of CAP Automotive and the University of Law
  • GET, the Norwegian cable TV operator, on its refinancing and subsequent sale
  • numerous financial sponsors and alternative credit providers on first lien/second lien and unitranche structures




Daniel is an occasional speaker at Loan Markets Association conferences, speaking about topics such as leveraged inter-creditor terms and multi-layered capital structures.


Daniel graduated from the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) with a bachelor degree in law and an honours degree in common law.

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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