Alexander J. Halms

Alexander J. Halms

Associate, Banking

Bio

Alexander Halms advises private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on a wide range of domestic and multijurisdictional financing transactions, including leveraged and acquisition finance, property finance and general corporate finance. Mr. Halms’ recent experience includes advising:

  • Central Group and SIGNA Group on the financing of their £4 billion acquisition of the Selfridges chain of department stores;
  • Goldfinch Partners and The Baupost Group on the financing of the acquisition of Western Union Business Solutions for US$910 million;
  • Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C., along with InvestIndustrial, on the financing of their US$425 million acquisition of the phenolic specialty resin, hexamine and European forest products resins businesses of Hexion Inc.;
  • Speciality Chemicals International Limited on the sale of Polynt-Reichhold Group to funds advised by Black Diamond Group Limited and its €1.3 billion multi-tranche high-yield offering of senior secured notes and revolving credit facility;
  • Fortiana Holdings Limited in connection with its US$1.5 billion acquisition of Highland Gold Mining Limited, an AIM-quoted gold producer, comprising an initial US$585 million acquisition of a 40% interest. This was the U.K.’s first-ever preconditional mandatory bid for the remaining stake, delisting and compulsory squeeze-out of minority shareholders;
  • Castik Capital on the financing of:
    • its acquisition of majority stakes in IPAN GmbH and Delegate; and
    • its acquisition of AddSecure; and AddSecure on the financing of its subsequent acquisitions of Connexas Group, iZafe, Navkonzept, Stella Safety Phones and Dualtech IT;
  • F.I.L.A. – Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini SpA in connection with various debt facilities and transactions;
  • Litera, a portfolio company of Hg, on the financing of its acquisitions of DocsCorp and Kira Systems;
  • Key Safety Systems, Inc. on 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;
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. on the financing of its acquisition of Silversea Cruises;
  • Horvik Limited on the €134 million financing for its preconditional mandatory offer to acquire Trans-Siberian Gold plc, an AIM-quoted gold producer;
  • Hudson River Trading LLC on its US$1.725 billion term loan B facility;
  • ATAS in connection with its US$1.4 billion financing (including with the EBRD, the EIB, K-Exim and K-Sure) of a road tunnel under the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey;
  • a major Chinese social network on a US$100 million facility from an international investment bank; and
  • BTG Pactual S.A. in connection with various debt facilities and transactions.

Credentials

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, BPP University, 2016
  • G.D.L., BPP Law School, 2015
  • B.A., University of Warwick, 2014

Admissions

  • England & Wales

Alexander J. Halms