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Mark Hageman

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Banking, High Yield.


Mark Hageman is a U.S. partner in our high yield practice. He was previously with Cravath Swaine & Moore in New York and London.

Mark has represented underwriters, issuers and bridge lenders on high yield transactions, including PizzaExpress, Cirsa, Norske Skog, Biostime, Médi-Partenaires S.A.S., United Group/SBB, Rhiag, SMCP, TeamSystem, RPG, Orange Switzerland, House of Fraser, Guala Closures, Alba, Debenhams, Sainsburys, Ineos, SEAT, Amadeus, TDC, Brake Brothers, Callahan NRW, Riverdeep, Sappi, Petroplus, 3D/Sainsburys and Lion Capital (Picard, Spotless bids).

Mark is also involved in the high yield restructuring practice, with experience including SEAT Pagine Galle and ZIM.

He has written a chapter on PIK financings for a European leveraged finance treatise and appears regularly on European high yield panels.


2010 - Linklaters
1993 - 2010 Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York/London


1993 - Harvard Law School, J.D.
1983 - U.S. Air Force Academy, B.S.

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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High yield

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Hageman - Linklaters LLP

Within: High yield

Linklaters LLP¬†has a busy high yield practice that works closely with its highly respected banking group in London to generate a steady flow of bond deals, LBO transactions and restructuring work.¬†The practice has two 'very strong and experienced' US-qualified partners in¬†Alexander Naidenov¬†and¬†Mark Hageman, who are 'knowledgeable and creative, very responsive and hands-on in their deals'. Naidenov, who 'stands out for his creativity, pragmatism and hands-on approach, and is quite a charismatic personality', acted for AnaCap Financial Europe in its ‚ā¨325m issuance of senior secured floating rate notes to fund the acquisition of debt portfolios from AnaCap. The deal is notable for the bespoke corporate structure of the first-time issuer, which is formed as a¬†reserved alternative investment fund. Hageman, who is 'proactive and very good with processes, and¬†remains focused on the transactions', assisted¬†Cortefiel and its sponsor shareholders CVC and PAI Partners with¬†Cortefiel's debut ‚ā¨600m high yield bond offering to repay the group's existing debt. He also advised initial purchasers on a ‚ā¨1.35bn¬†high yield bond acquisition financing and refinancing for cable TV operator United Group. Counsel¬†Nadia Sokolova¬†¬†moved to¬†Ashurst.

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