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Dechert LLP

160 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, LONDON, EC4V 4QQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7184 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 7184 7001
DX:
30 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.dechert.com

Philip Butler

Tel:
Work +44 20 7184 7442
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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Career

Philip Butler has more than two decades of experience structuring and negotiating a broad range
of acquisition finance and corporate lending transactions. He advises domestic and
international clients including banks, corporates, funds, lenders, sponsors and syndicates on the
implementation of all elaborate debt structures and issues arising across an array of industries,
including healthcare, life sciences, energy, manufacturing, and financial and information
technology.

Education

Philip Butler | Professionals | Dechert LLP

Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, Law & Politics (Upper Second), 1989;
College of Law, London, 1990


London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Within: Acquisition finance

Able to leverage the firm's very strong funds brand, both on the formation side and on transactions, Dechert LLP continues to be on the ascendancy in the market since the relatively recent formation of its leveraged finance offering. Focused on advising those in the asset management space, either in their capacity as borrowers seeking to raise finance to facilitate M&A deals, or as direct lenders, the team is praised for its 'top-quality advice and execution' and its 'responsiveness, creativity and industry knowledge'. Described by one client as a 'rare and true rock star of leveraged finance', team head John Markland 'combines deep knowledge of the underlying matter with a commercial aptitude that allows him to effortlessly straddle the principal/adviser divide and deliver superior tactical legal advice'. Particularly strong on the private equity sponsor side, Markland regularly handles work for core client Mid-Europa Partners including recently assisting portfolio company, Moji Brendovi, on a refinancing/recapitalization. The 'excellent' Philip Butler and David Miles 'balance detail and understanding of complexity with commerciality' and both have a 'very strong reputation' for mid-market work in the burgeoning direct lending space. Butler recently advised Ares Management and RBS on a senior debt financing package to support Phoenix Equity Partners’ acquisition of a majority stake in the Forest Holidays Group. Other clients include CVC Credit Partners and VTB Capital.

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