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Ross Pooley

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Mr. Pooley has represented a wide range of corporates, financial institutions and private equity investors in senior and subordinated leveraged finance and cross-border acquisitions, restructurings, asset-based financings and margin lending with clients including:
  • J.P. Morgan
  • GE Capital
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • The Carlyle Group

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Within: Acquisition finance

Praised for its ‘responsive, knowledgeable and highly technical’ approach, Latham & Watkins’s ‘strong and well-resourced’ 11-partner team has the strength-in-depth, on both the bank and bond-side, to service a broad mix of banks, sponsors and alternative lenders. The team also benefits from an impressive global presence, including offices in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and US, to handle a range of complex domestic and cross-border mandates. Team head Sam Hamilton has deeply entrenched ties with leading European private equity sponsor Nordic Capital, recently advising it on the financing, including a €3.4bn bridge and €1bn revolving credit facility, to facilitate Lindorff’s combination with Intrum Justitia. The ‘excellentDominic Newcomb is also particularly strong on the sponsor side; he recently advised EQT Partners on the €773m financing in connection with its acquisition of Kuoni Travel. Alongside Jayanthi Sadanandan, Newcomb also advised Onex Corporation on the first lien/second lien acquisition financing of Parkdean Resorts; notably this was the largest leveraged buyout of a UK target since the Brexit referendum. Adrian Chiodo is well versed in leveraged buyouts across the capital structure including deals with an international complexion; Chiodo recently worked alongside the firm’s Paris office to provide advice to the lenders, including BNP Paribas and JP Morgan, on the €410m financing to facilitate TowerBrook Capital Partner’s acquisition of Infopro Digital. Other recommended partners include the ‘very impressive’ and ‘highly technicalChristopher Kandel; the ‘very strongRoss Pooley, who as part of his broad-ranging practice is handling an increasing amount of work for pension funds as lenders; Ross Anderson, who benefits from a ‘refreshingly no-nonsense approach’; and bank-side expert Stephen Kensell, who joined the team in September 2016 from Allen & Overy LLP. Clients include JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Ares Management and Permira Advisers.

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