Experience

    • NLMK in its $500 million Eurobond offering of 4% notes due 2024, and a related tender offer for outstanding notes due 2018 and 2019 for the aggregate principal amount of $317 million.
    • FountainVest in its subscription line facility with Silicon Valley Bank and Goldman Sachs Bank USA for FountainVest China Capital Partners Fund III.
    • Prudential Financial in its life insurance joint venture with CT Corp in Indonesia.
    • Motor Fuel Group in the upsizing and repricing of its £360 million facility to a £565 million facility.
    • AIA Group in its $500 million offering in Taiwan of 4.47% senior unsecured fixed rate notes due 2047.
    • NLMK and its U.S. subsidiaries in a $250 million ABL facility.
    • B&M in its £250 million bond offering of 4.125% senior secured notes due 2022, and its related refinancing of certain of its existing senior credit facilities.
    • Norilsk Nickel in its $500 million credit facility with a syndicate of international banks.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the debt financing aspects of its $1.1 billion acquisition of Ascot from American International Group.
    • Apex Fund Services in its $40 million credit facility with Highbridge Principal Strategies.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of BUT, the largest furniture retailer network in France, in a 50:50 partnership with WM Holding, a company related to the XXXLutz Group.
    • NLMK in its $700 million Eurobond offering of 4.5% loan participation notes due 2023, and a related tender offer for its outstanding notes due 2018 and 2019 for the aggregate principal amount of $571 million.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Kalle.
    • NLMK Group in its $400 million pre-export finance facility.
    • Norilsk Nickel in its $1 billion Eurobond offering of 6.625% notes due 2022.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its approximately £500 million acquisition, alongside management, of Motor Fuel Group.
    • SPIE in the financing aspects of its initial public offering.
    • NLMK Europe Plate Division in its €250 million revolving collateralized credit facility.
    • Uralkali in its up to $800 million pre-export finance facility with a syndicate of eight international banks.
    • Haversham in the debt financing aspects of its approximately £1.2 billion acquisition of British Car Auctions.
    • TA Associates in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Access Technology Group.
    • SPIE in the €2.16 billion refinancing of its existing debt.
    • Morgan Stanley as financial advisor to Nasdaq-listed life science and technology company Sigma-Aldrich in the $17 billion acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its €1.2 billion acquisition of Mauser Group, one of the world’s leading industrial packaging companies.
    • Exova in the financing aspects of the company’s £220 million initial public offering.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the £585 million senior secured credit facilities for its investment in B&M Retail.
    • Rexel in its concurrent €650 million offering of 5.125% senior notes and $500 million offering of 5.250% senior notes, both due 2020.
    • Oaktree Capital Management in the establishment of a revolving credit facility for certain portfolio companies within its European Principal Opportunities Fund III.
    • NLMK in its $800 million Eurobond offering of 4.375% notes due 2018.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of a significant stake in B&M Retail.
    • WMG Acquisition in the incurrence of a $600 million “covenant lite” secured term loan facility and a $150 million secured revolving facility, as well as the issuance of $500 million 6.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 and €175 million 6.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 to refinance $1.25 billion of its secured notes.
    • NLMK in its debut $500 million Eurobond offering of 4.95% notes due 2019.
    • Reynolds Group Holdings in its $3.25 billion offering of 5.75% senior secured notes due 2020.
    • Stone Point Capital in the sale, to Lockton, of a minority stake in Lockton's international operations.
    • SPIE in the issuance of €375 million 11% high yield bonds due 2019.
    • Rexel in its $500 million offering of senior notes due 2019.
    • Universal Cargo Logistics Holding in its $4.2 billion acquisition of Freight One and the related $3.75 billion financing provided by a syndicate of banks.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, AXA Private Equity and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the financing aspects of their €2.1 billion acquisition of SPIE from PAI Partners, which included a €1.335 billion senior term and revolving credit facility and a €375 million bridge loan.
    • Exova in its £155 million high-yield offering of 10.5% senior notes.
    • American International Group in the proposed sale, later terminated, of AIA Group Limited to Prudential plc for $35.5 billion.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the senior and mezzanine financing of its acquisition of British Car Auctions.
    • Reynolds Group in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Reynolds Consumer Products and Closure Systems International and associated financings and refinancings, a group of transactions valued at $3.2 billion.
    • AAC Capital Partners in the secondary sale of a large portfolio of private equity investments by ABN AMRO to a consortium led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its £417 million acquisition of Bodycote Testing Group (now Exova) from Bodycote.
    • OJSC Novolipetsk Steel in its $1.6 billion pre-export credit facility.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its sale of Brakes, a foodservice distributor in the UK and France, to Bain Capital.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, BAML Private Equity and The Carlyle Group in the European $2.9 billion asset-based financing of the $15 billion acquisition of The Hertz Corporation.
    • BAML Private Equity and Bank of America Capital Partners on the senior, second lien and mezzanine financing of their acquisition, and subsequent sale, of N&W Global Vending.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Eurazeo and BAML Private Equity, in the €2.4 billion senior financing and €600 million high-yield offering for the €3.7 billion acquisition of Rexel.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on the acquisition of the Culligan Group and the related New York law-governed $325 million bank credit agreement and €185 million European high-yield offering.
    • Catlin Group in $500 million facilities for the acquisition of Wellington Underwriting.
    • Rank Group in the issuance of senior notes and senior subordinated notes in relation to its acquisition of the SIG Group, a Swiss-based packaging company.
    • BCA in the financing aspects of its acquisition of We Buy Any Car.
    • SPIE in the restructuring of its senior facilities for the purpose of a material acquisition.
    • Exova in its raising of an acquisition facility for the purpose of a specific acquisition.

Education

  • University of Cambridge, 1992, M.A.

Languages

  • English