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 representing:

  • funds advised by Castik Capital on the unitranche facilities financing their acquisition of AddSecure from Abry Partners;
  • Danaos Corporation, an international owner and operator of container ships, in the restructuring of approximately US$2.2 billion of secured debt spread over 13 loan facilities;
  • Colony Capital in numerous matters;
  • BA Glass B.V. in relation to a €950 million term and revolving credit facility agreement for the proposed acquisition of Verallia;
  • Key Safety Systems, Inc. in the financing of its US$1.6 billion acquisition of substantially all of the assets and operations of Takata Corporation, as part of Takata’s Chapter 11 case;
  • XIO Group in a fund bridge facility;
  • Citibank, N.A. in relation to cross-border asset-based facilities provided to Avaya, Inc.;
  • Bank of America in a US$1.2 billion senior secured cross-border asset-based loan facility provided to the Algeco Scotsman group;
  • Gryphon Group Holdings in its £180 million financing and acquisition of the Guardian life insurance brand;
  • HC-One Group in connection with:
    • a £286.8 million secured term loan facility agreement; and
    • the financing of its £300 million acquisition of Bupa Care Homes Limited;
  • Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH in connection with:
    • the financing of its US$9.8 billion acquisition of D.E. Master Blenders 1753 N.V.; and
    • the subsequent financing of the combination of the coffee businesses of D.E. Master Blenders and Mondelez International, Inc., including advising in its reported €7.6 billion leveraged financing;
  • Jacobs Douwe Egberts in its €5.8 billion secured, cross-border refinancing and in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of Super Group Ltd;
  • Altimo Holdings & Investments Ltd. in the financing for its US$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;
  • Ball Corporation in the financing of its US$8.4 billion acquisition of Rexam plc;
  • Colfax Corporation in the financing for its US$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 and Zobele, together with various refinancings and other potential acquisitions;
  • 20:20 Mobile Group in its restructuring and debt facilities, as well as its 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; and
  • various financial institutions in distressed, loan-to-own and margin loan transactions.

Credentials

Education

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

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales