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Robert Burt

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Linklaters Business Services

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Banking, private equit, Leveraged Finance


Robert has particular experience in leveraged and acquisition finance, acting principally for banks on sponsor-backed acquisition finance. He also has a strong background advising lenders and borrowers in general banking matters, including investment grade lending and restructuring.

Robert has worked on a large number of the evolving covenant-lite structures and regularly advises on loan-bond transactions.

In the early 2000s, Robert spent three years in the firm’s Milan office.  

Work highlights:

Robert has led, or been a key adviser on a number of the market’s most significant deals. Highlights include advising:

  • the arrangers on Onex’s acquisition of Parkdean
  • the arrangers on Bain’s acquisition of Wittur, (Bain’s first covenant-lite deal in Europe) and its subsequent incremental facilities
  • the arrangers on CVC’s acquisition of Sisal, combining a super senior revolving credit facility with a high yield bond
  • the company and the sponsor on the c.€1bn refinancing of Diaverum
  • the creditors on the US$3.8bn restructuring of Vivarte
  • the company on the amend and extend (by way of scheme of arrangement) of Global Garden Products, and subsequent working capital facilities
  • Alcentra as unitranche lender backing CapVest Partners’ acquisition of IBA Molecular


Trained Herbert Smith, London; qualified 1999; associate 1999-2000; associate Linklaters, Milan 2000-03; associate, London 2003-07; partner 2007 to date.


English and Italian


Robert participates in the Loan Market Association (LMA) documentary committee meetings


Robert studied history at University College, London.

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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