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Ross Pooley

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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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

'One of the most active firms in the market',¬†Latham & Watkins' 12-partner team has the 'strength-in-depth to enable it to be efficient and supportive even on projects with very tight timelines'. Benefiting from both bank and high yield bond expertise, the team has the flexibility and all-encompassing expertise to provide a 'very high-quality service' to investment banks and private equity sponsors on deals across the capital structure and is 'very savvy about the latest legal terms and market precedents'. 'Combining outstanding technical skills with best in class negotiating capabilities',¬†Stephen Kensell¬†is regularly engaged in very challenging deals for banks; he acted alongside the 'outstanding'¬†Mohamed Nurmohamed¬†for¬†the lenders on the ‚ā¨2.1bn term loan and revolving credit facility¬†(alongside a bond offering) to facilitate Bain Capital and Cinven Partners'¬†‚ā¨5.4bn acquisition of Germany-based healthcare company STADA Arzneimittel.¬†Jayanthi Sadanandan¬†is particularly active on the sponsor side and recently advised¬†Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners on the¬†first lien/second lien loans to enable the acquisition of Paysafe Group plc. The 'excellent'¬†Sam Hamilton¬†also has a private equity sponsor focus to his practice and as well his regular work for core client Nordic Capital, he also recently advised Leonard Green & Partners on the financing for its ¬£2.4bn acquisition of CPA Global. As well as his regular flow of work for core client Deutsche Bank, the 'very impressive'¬†Christopher Kandel¬†also recently advised Hellman & Friedman on the first lien/second lien loan financing for its tender offer for publicly-listed company Netts, to take the Danish payments company private.¬†Ross Anderson,¬†Ross Pooley¬†and¬†Dominic Newcomb¬†are also recommended.

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