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Alexander Naidenov

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

Alek has represented underwriters, issuers/sponsors and bridge lenders on high yield transactions, including Verallia, EIR, Perform Group, VistaJet, Historie d’Or, Care UK, Dometic, Ovako, Johnston Press, Eden Springs, Quick Restaurants, Hertz, Edcon, Marcolin, Nuance, S&B Minerals, 1st Credit, Towergate, Edcon, Orion Engineered Carbons, Dematic, Viridian, Welltec, Carmeuse, Hyva, Moto, Interxion, A.T.U, Almatis, Dixons, Eircom, Kabel Deutschland, Kabel BW, Gallery Group, CGG Veritas, Millicom, Nycomed, Editis and SICPA (NOMA). 

Alek is also actively involved in the high yield restructuring practice.  His experience includes Klockner Pentaplast, Eircom, WIND Hellas, Countrywide, 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

London: Finance

High yield

Within: Leading individuals

Alexander Naidenov - 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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