Andrew Brown focuses on leveraged finance and restructuring. Mr. Brown has acted for senior and mezzanine lenders and private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in respect of various domestic and cross-border leveraged buyouts, other leveraged acquisitions and restructurings.

Bio

Mr. Brown's experience includes advising:
  • Joh. A Benckiser in the financing for its proposed $9.8 billion offer for D.E. Master Blenders 1753.  This deal won International Financial Law Review’s “EMEA Leveraged Loan of the Year” award for 2013;
  • Altimo Holdings & Investments Ltd. in the financing for its $1.8 billion tender offer for a 48 percent stake in Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E.;
  • Zobele Holding S.p.A. in its €180 million fixed-rate senior secured notes and €30 million super senior revolving credit facility;
  • HellermannTyton Finance PLC in its €220 million secured notes and €80 million super senior revolving credit facility;
  • Outokumpu in the financing for its business combination involving the $3.5 billion acquisition of Germany’s ThyssenKrupp’s stainless steel unit;
  • Colfax Corporation in the financing for its $2.4 billion takeover bid for Charter International PLC;
  • Mizuho, Bayerische Landesbank, Wells Fargo and National Australia Bank in the restructuring of Viridian;
  • Orion Cable GmbH and Tele Columbus GmbH in the restructuring of their debt facilities by way of scheme of arrangement;
  • Doughty Hanson & Co in connection with various financings for the acquisitions of Avanza Agrupacion SA, CTSA, HellermannTyton, LM Group, 20:20 Mobile Group, Zobele, together with various refinancings and other potential acquisitions;
  • 20:20 Mobile Group in its restructuring, ongoing debt facilities, as well as the acquisition of Axcom AB and various ABL facilities;
  • Tiscali SpA in its general restructuring, including the refinancing of various term and bridge facilities pursuant to Article 67 of the Italian Civil Code and the disposal of its U.K. broadband business to The Carphone Warehouse Plc;
  • Apax Partners Ltd in the acquisition of the German operations of Versatel Telecom International N.V;
  • Renaissance Capital in various loan facilities;
  • Apollo Management LP, Texas Pacific Group LLP and Towerbrook Investors (UK) LLP in the debt financing of their bid for Drax Group Limited; and
  • various financial institutions in distressed and loan-to-own transactions.

Credentials

Education

  • LPC, BPP Law School, 2001
  • LL.B., Nottingham University, 2000

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales