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Banks, debt funds and borrowers turn to Jo when they need advice on a wide variety of financing structures such as senior, mezzanine and unitranche/super senior financing arrangements on acquisitions and other leveraged finance transactions.

Jo is a young and dynamic partner in our banking team, where she focuses her practice on acquisition and leveraged finance transactions.Jo's close relationships with some of the very early debt funds in the UK market means she has been at the forefront of the development of the unitranche product, and indeed worked on one of the very first unitranche financings in the London market back in 2008. To deal with Jo is commercial, practical and user-friendly. 

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Acquisition finance

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Jo Robinson - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Acquisition finance

Hogan Lovells International LLP 's five-partner team receives a significant flow of mandates in the mid to upper-mid market from a lender focused client base that includes UK commercial banks (Lloyds, HSBC), as well as many of the main non-bank direct lenders including Ares Management, ICG and Hayfin. Although the team is sector agnostic, it has built up a particularly strong reputation for handling the financing of M&A transactions in heavily regulated sectors including insurance. The 'excellent' Matthew Cottis recently acted for a banking consortium, including RBS, HSBC, and ABN Amro, in relation to the acquisition facility agreements to assist the purchase by Phoenix of Standard Life Assurance. As well as her work for debt funds and banks, Jo Robinson also picks up borrower side mandates and recently acted for Claranet on the refinancing of its existing debt and an additional debt package to enable it to fund the acquisition of three IT service providers in the UK, Portugal, and France. Paul Mullen and Penny Angell are also recommended.

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Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Within: Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Although it remains best-known for its pre-eminent mid/upper-mid market leveraged finance brand as a result of its close ties with a wide range of financial institutions including UK clearers, investment banks and direct lenders, Hogan Lovells International LLP also regularly handles broader financing work including investment grade corporate lending and syndicated lending to facilitate corporate facing acquisition finance mandates. Matthew Cottis has a particular niche handling the financing related to insurance M&A and recently acted for the consortium of banks including RBS, HSBC and ABN Amro, on the financing to facilitate Phoenix's purchase of Standard Life Assurance Limited from Standard Life Aberdeen plc. Other highlights included Jo Robinson's representation of the lenders (including HSBC and Lloyds) on the amendment and restatement of ZPG plc’s existing revolving credit facilities agreement to add an additional £75m term loan facility. Penny Angell is also recommended.

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