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London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Within: Acquisition finance

Headed by¬†Nick Tostivin,¬†Baker McKenzie¬†'s seven-partner banking team is regularly engaged in acquisition finance matters for borrowers and lenders¬†on matters encompassing structures across the capital spectrum including senior and mezzanine debt, as well as high yield bonds. Benefiting from a vast international network of offices, the team adds particular value to clients seeking a one-stop shop service on big-ticket cross-border mandates. For example, in a deal which involved significant support from numerous European offices, as well as Hong Kong and South Africa,¬†Lynn Rosell Rowley¬†acted for a syndicate of 14 lenders on the¬†‚ā¨1.95bn debt financing to fund the¬†‚ā¨4.5bn acquisition of Ista International by a Chinese joint venture between CK Infrastructure Holdings and Cheung Kong Property Holdings. The team was bolstered by the arrival in August 2017 of¬†Matthew Smith and¬†Geoff O‚ÄôDea¬†from¬†Travers Smith LLP¬†and¬†Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, respectively.

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Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Within: Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Headed by Nick Tostivin, Baker McKenzie 's seven-partner team in London works on a standalone basis and often in conjunction with other finance practitioners from across the firm's network of offices, to provide a 'responsive and value-for-money service' to lenders and corporates across a broad array of financings, ranging from short-term unsecured loans to global facilities involving multi-jurisdictional collateral, bilateral loans, syndicated loans and participations. Working closely with practitioners from the firm's Luxembourg office, Lynn Rosell Rowley advised Macquarie Atlas Roads on the financing for its acquisition of a minority stake in Autoroutes-Rhin-Rhone. Sebastian Marcelin-Rice has 'very wide experience in cross-border lending' and is also recommended.

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Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Baker McKenzie's global presence gives its London practice access to in-depth local knowledge of emerging markets around the world, and brings its finance group into some of the most demanding and high-value deals in the market. More than half of the firm's offices are located in emerging markets, and its London office plays a key role in transactions in¬†Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America on behalf of financial institutions, sponsors and borrowers. The firm's highlights from 2017 included advising¬†Bank of America Merrill Lynch International on a ‚ā¨799m and $411m dual-currency term loan for¬†Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi in Turkey. The practice also acted for a syndicate of 14 lenders including¬†Banca IMI, BNP Paribas, ING and¬†Scotiabank Europe in a ‚ā¨1.95bn loan as part of the ‚ā¨4.5bn financing of the acquisition of energy efficiency solution provider Ista International. Acquisition finance specialist¬†Lynn Rosell Rowley¬†led that deal. Experienced project finance partner¬†Calvin Walker¬†acted for¬†Bayerische Landesbank and Arab African International Bank in a $126m project financing for¬†Infinity 50 Renewable Energy, which is developing a¬†50MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Ben Ban, Egypt.¬†Marc F√®vre, who frequently¬†advises government authorities, developers, lenders and secondary market investors on all aspects of energy and infrastructure transactions, also played a key role in that deal. Other recommended partners include head of banking¬†Nick Tostivin,¬†who¬†focuses on syndicated lending transactions and acquisition finance;¬†leveraged acquisition and infrastructure financing partner¬†Ian Jack; structured capital markets partner¬†Simon Porter; head of the firm's¬†global nuclear energy practice¬†Neil Donoghue; and debt capital markets specialist¬†Adam Farlow.

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