Bio

Patrick Tsitsaros focuses on international corporate finance and public M&A transactions, and also has experience in private M&A and private equity transactions. Mr. Tsitsaros has worked with issuers in connection with equity and debt offerings and listings in London and other international exchanges.

His experience includes advising:

  • the underwriters on a US$10 billion sovereign bond offering by the state of Qatar;
  • Match Group on various corporate matters;
  • Atlantica Yield plc on various corporate matters;
  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company in the sale of its European Global Document Solutions business to Paragon Group Limited;
  • Worldpay in its US$43 billion merger with FIS;
  • HSBC Bank plc as lead underwriter in a £1 billion offering by HSBC Holdings plc of perpetual subordinated contingent convertible securities;
  • Ashtead Capital Inc., a subsidiary of Ashtead Group plc in its US$600 million Rule 144A/ Regulation S offering of 5.250% second priority senior secured notes due 2026;
  • EGPC in a US$400 million pre-export financing transaction raised through a bank facility from HSBC to fund the repayment of certain receivables owed to Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas);
  • CME Group Inc, the world’s largest futures exchange, in its acquisition of NEX Group plc, for £4.3 billion;
  • International Paper Company in its unsolicited US$10.7 billion proposal to acquire Smurfit Kappa Group plc;
  • Phoenix Group Holdings in its US$4.1 billion acquisition of Standard Life Assurance Limited from Standard Life Aberdeen plc;
  • Vantiv, Inc. in its US$10 billion acquisition of Worldpay Group plc and secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange;
  • The Howard Gilman Foundation in its US$430 million sale of the operations of the Gilman Companies to West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.;
  • CF Industries Holdings, Inc. in its proposed US$8 billion acquisition of the European, North American and global distribution businesses of OCI N.V.;
  • Ball Corporation in its US$8.4 billion acquisition of Rexam PLC;
  • the majority shareholders of Eurasia Drilling Company Limited in its US$1.7 billion going-private acquisition by certain management and core shareholders; and
  • Atlas Mara Limited, an investment firm specialising in acquisitions in the African financial and financial services sectors, in its US$63 million placement of 8% senior secured convertible notes due 2020.

Credentials

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, BPP University, 2015
  • G.D.L., BPP Law School, 2014
  • M.A., University of St Andrews, 2013

Admissions

  • England & Wales

Patrick Tsitsaros