Alan Davies > Debevoise & Plimpton LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Alan Davies, a corporate partner in the firm’s European Finance Group, focuses his practice on acquisition, asset and structured financings. He has advised private equity firms on financing in numerous leveraged acquisitions.


Mr. Davies joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2004. 


Bedford School; Peterhouse, Cambridge (BA and MA (law)).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance

Highly rated for its ‘unrivalled market knowledge and technical acumen’Debevoise & Plimpton LLPhas been at the forefront of a number of fund finance innovations, including ESG margin ratchets, hybrid facilities and NAV facilities’. Under the leadership of acquisition, asset and structured finance experts Alan Davies, Pierre Maugüé, and the ‘oustandingThomas Smith, the group often acts for high-profile clients across all fund types, including private equity, infrastructure, real estate, healthcare-focused, secondaries and venture funds, on large and mid-cap deals.

London > Finance > Acquisition finance

Drawing on ‘exceptional market knowledge and technical and commercial acumen’, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP‘s team expertly protects the interests of its borrower-focused client base on the financing of its M&A activity. Alan Davies  has a strong reputation and recently advised core sponsor client, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, on the financing to facilitate its high-profile take private of UK supermarket chain, Morrisons. The ‘user-friendly and solutions-focused’ Pierre Maugüé  has ‘deep knowledge across a range of financing techniques’ – including asset backed, fund finance and US-law governed products – ensuring that he is a popular choice on both conventional and more esoteric leveraged financings.