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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Banking, High Yield


Alexander Naidenov is a U.S. partner in Linklaters’ London office and focuses on high yield and acquisition finance. He was previously with Cravath Swaine & Moore in New York and London.

Alek has extensive experience in sponsor-driven financings, representing underwriters, issuers/sponsors and bridge lenders, including AnaCap (AnaCap Financial), Apollo (Lottomatica, Gamenet, Verallia), Bain (Edcon), Bridgepoint (Miller Homes, THOM, Care UK), Carlyle (Hexaware, SierraCol), Cerberus (WFS, Haya), CVC (Multiversity, GEMS Education, Tendam), EQT (Dometic), Hillhouse (Philips Domestic Appliances), KKR (A.T.U), PAI (Marcolin, Nuance), Qualium (Quick Restaurants), Rhône (Fluidra, Nestle Waters, Eden Springs, S&B Minerals), Triton (Assemblin, Bormioli, Ovako, Dematic, Orion Engineered Carbons), Unitas (Hyva), Warburg Pincus (AA)

Alek has also worked on a number event-driven corporate leverage financings, including Kedrion, AMS/Osram, Eir, VistaJet, Corte Inglés, Hertz, CGG Veritas, Welltec, Perform Group, Viridian, Moto, Johnston Press, Carmeuse, Interxion, Dixons, SICPA (NOMA), Millicom, Gallery Group

Alek is also involved in high yield restructurings, on creditor or debtor side, including Haya, Seven Energy, Towergate, Klockner Pentaplast, Eircom, WIND Hellas, Countrywide, Almatis, Safilo, Jazztel, Hilding Anders, Truvo and DSI.


Linklaters LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore, London
Davis Polk & Wardwell, Frankfurt
Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York/London


1995 – 1998 Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
1991 – 1995 Princeton University, B.A

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > High yield

(Hall of Fame)

Alexander NaidenovLinklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP has a strong bench of high yield practitioners, who handle complex and high-value deals. It leverages the expertise of its market-leading banking and private equity practices to handle covenant-intensive debt securities, leveraged finance and restructuring. The firm’s sweet spot is multi-tranche bank and bond capital structures involving loans, bonds and combinations of both. Alexander Naidenov, Mark Hageman and Colin Chang are the standout partners in London, and they are key advisers to underwriters, private equity sponsors and corporate issuers. The firm hired experienced US finance partners from Vinson & Elkins RLLP, Noel Hughes, Christianne Williams and Giacomo Reali, who handle complex cross-border leveraged finance transactions.