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Latham & Watkins

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London > Finance > Acquisition finance

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Sam HamiltonLatham & Watkins

Benefiting from an equally strong offering on the high yield and bank debt front, Latham & Watkins is a perennial presence in the market on many of the largest and most sophisticated mandates for lenders and borrowers. Able to mobilise extensive resources from across the firm’s international network, as well as being particularly adept at structuring deals utilising highly bespoke private finance solutions (including the implementation of PIK loans, US Term Loan B’s, private high yield notes and other hybrid investments), the team is noted for its ‘high levels of creativity’. The ‘very experienced’ Stephen Kensell and the ‘superb’ Mohamed Nurmohamed have an excellent reputation among many leading investment banks, with Nurmohamed recently working alongside colleagues from the US on behalf of JP Morgan, on the term loan facilities in connection with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company’s acquisition of Shire Plc. On the private equity front, team head Sam Hamilton continues to handle a plethora of financings for Nordic Capital, while the ‘excellent’ Dominic Newcomb regularly handles work for large US private equity sponsors. Ross Anderson is also recommended and ‘really gets the negotiating dynamic’ on behalf of a plethora of major banking clients on cross-border acquisition finance mandates.