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1 Private Equity, Leveraged Finance and High Yield 2014

2 2 Private Equity, Leveraged Finance and High Yield 2014 A leading global practice We are continuing to invest in a growing network of international offices that covers Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa. A&O s international network comprises 46 offices in 32 countries the largest footprint among the leading global law firms. We have almost 3,000 lawyers across our network. However unusual the situation they have probably seen it before. Chambers 2014 GLOBAL PRESENCE AFRICA ASIA PACIFIC EUROPE Casablanca Johannesburg Bangkok Beijing Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City Hong Kong Jakarta* Perth Shanghai Singapore Sydney Tokyo Yangon Amsterdam Antwerp Athens** Barcelona Belfast Bratislava Brussels Bucharest* Budapest Düsseldorf Frankfurt Hamburg AMERICAS New York São Paulo Toronto Washington, D.C. Allen & Overy LLP 2014 MIDDLE EAST Istanbul London Luxembourg Madrid Mannheim Milan Moscow Munich Paris Prague Rome Warsaw Abu Dhabi Doha Dubai Riyadh* * Associated office ** Representative office

3 3 Matching your needs Market leading private equity expertise Full leveraged finance and high yield offering Dedicated relationship partners Transparent cost effective pricing Pan-European practice

4 4 Private Equity, Leveraged Finance and High Yield 2014 Private Equity expertise Our global private equity teams regularly advise the most prominent sponsor firms on all forms of private equity transactions including buyouts, exits, portfolio restructurings and secondaries. We are able to tap a deep reservoir of transaction experience to provide high quality and pragmatic advice on complex cross-border transactions. Our sectoral expertise allows us to bring real industry insight and experience to sponsors. Recent highlights include advising: Apax Partners on its acquisition of General Healthcare Group Nordic Capital on its acquisition of Britax Childcare Apax Partners on its acquisition of Sophos Apax Partners on the initial public offering of Promethean World OMERS Private Equity and Alberta Investment Management Corp on their acquisition of Vue Cinemas from Doughty Hanson Advent on its public takeover of Unit4 Apax Partners on the LBO acquisition of Europe Snacks from IK Partners Bregal Capital on its divestment of a stake in Cognita Schools to KKR Exponent Private Equity on its acquisition of Fintrax Group/Premier Tax Free from its founder Allen & Overy LLP 2014

5 5 Uberior Equity on its divestment of Countryside Properties plc to Oaktree Capital Management Charterhouse Capital Partners on their disposal of Wood Mackenzie to Hellman & Friedman 3i on its investment in Basic Fit, the leading discount fitness operator in Europe PATRIZIA Alternative Investments GmbH as manager of a private equity fund structure on the acquisition of GBW AG from state-owned bank BayernLB EQT on its acquisition of company information experts Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Blackstone on its acquisition of Max Property Group s entire business Pamplona Capital Partners on the acquisition of leading French funeral firm OGF from Astorg Partners. This acquisition was the second most important LBO of 2014 in France Apax Partners in relation to its acquisition of Trader Media group Exponent Private Equity on the acquisition of the Loch Lomond Distillery Company Pamplona on its acquisition of Alvogen Deb Group, a portfolio company of Charterhouse Capital Partners on Deb Group s acquisition of the Stoko Professional Skin Care business from Evonik Industries Delek Group on the sale of Delek Europe to TDR Capital

6 6 Private Equity, Leveraged Finance and High Yield 2014 Leveraged Finance and High Yield expertise We are one of the leading leveraged finance practices in the market, known for ground-breaking deals and structures that eventually become market standards. Thanks to our network, we can combine a multi-jurisdictional leveraged debt team with an extensive European and U.S. capital markets practice. This enables us to provide our clients with a full service for senior, second lien, mezzanine and PIK debt, bridge-to-bond financings, bank/bond financings, high-yield debt offerings, securitisation take-outs and debt buy-backs and restructurings. Recent highlights include advising: Advent on its debt financing for the recommended offer for the entire issued share capital of Unit4, a listed Business Software company the arrangers on the financing of Liberty Global s acquisition of Virgin Media the arrangers on the financing of CVC s acquisition of ista Study Group on its high yield notes issue and related super senior revolving credit facility Providence on the financing of its acquisition of HSE24 Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) on the financing for Apollo Tyres Ltd s (ATL) acquisition of Ohio-based tyre manufacturer Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper Tire) Schaeffler on its various refinancings, including senior secured PIK toggle notes and senior secured high yield notes Goldman Sachs on an offering of senior secured high yield notes of Fesco Transportation to refinance a bridge Goldman Sachs on a senior secured notes offering for Millennium Offshore Services Allen & Overy LLP 2014

7 7 KCA Deutag on the refinancing of its existing facilities with senior secured high yield notes and a super senior revolving credit facility Stabilus on its high yield note issue and related revolving credit facility Arqiva on the refinancing of existing senior and junior debt facilities through a whole business securitisation and junior high yield notes JP Morgan on the private high yield notes of 1st Credit Numericable/ Completel on the amendment and extension of all of their respective facilities the arrangers on E.ON s and EQT s joint venture acquisition of E.ON Energy and Waste Deb Group and its owner Charterhouse on the financing of its recapitalisation Iceland Foods on the refinancing of their existing facilities with senior secured high yield notes and a super senior revolving credit facility DNA Oy/Providence on its all bond acquisition commitment with related revolving credit facility the underwriters on the issue of high yield notes of Şişecam Fresenius on multiple high yield offerings the initial purchasers on a senior notes offering by Hellenic Petroleum

8 8 Private Equity, Leveraged Finance and High Yield 2014 Primary UK contacts Stephen is highly rated for his incisive approach and pleasant manner. Chambers UK 2014 Stephen Lloyd Co-head of the Private Equity group and partner Private Equity Tel Mob Understands the private equity market very well, and clients say he is committed and leads from the front. Chambers UK 2014 Gordon Milne Partner Private Equity Tel Mob Allen & Overy LLP 2014

9 9 Named as one of the 40 under 40 rising stars in legal services Financial News 2014 Karan Dinamani Partner Private Equity Tel Mob Timothy Polglase Co-head of the Private Equity group and partner Leveraged Finance Tel Mob The pragmatic Timothy Polglase is praised for his negotiation skills and intellectual horsepower. His leveraged finance expertise makes him a top choice for clients looking to undertake LBOs on a domestic or cross-border basis. Chambers UK 2014

10 10 Private Equity, Leveraged Finance and High Yield 2014 Robin Harvey is described by one interviewee as a brilliant practitioner and attracts further acclaim for his blend of technical acumen and creativity. Robin Harvey Partner Leveraged Finance Tel Mob Chambers UK 2014 Praised for his long-standing experience and his great technical expertise balanced with a commercial approach he just practices at a really high level. Chambers UK 2014 Kevin Muzilla Partner High Yield Tel Mob Allen & Overy LLP 2014

11 11 Sources say that Jeanette Cruz is on top of the issues and feel comfortable when they know she is working behind the scenes in a difficult transaction. Chambers UK 2014 Jeanette Cruz Partner High Yield Tel Mob Finance Team of the Year for 2014 Legal Business Awards Jake Keaveny Partner High Yield Tel Mob

12 For more information, please contact: London Allen & Overy LLP One Bishops Square London E1 6AD United Kingdom Tel Fax GLOBAL PRESENCE Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 5,000 people, including some 526 partners, working in 46 offices worldwide. Allen & Overy LLP or an affiliated undertaking has an office in each of: Abu Dhabi Amsterdam Antwerp Athens (representative office) Bangkok Barcelona Beijing Belfast Bratislava Brussels Bucharest (associated office) Budapest Casablanca Doha Dubai Düsseldorf Frankfurt Hamburg Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City Hong Kong Istanbul Jakarta (associated office) Johannesburg London Luxembourg Madrid Mannheim Milan Moscow Munich New York Paris Perth Prague Riyadh (associated office) Rome São Paulo Shanghai Singapore Sydney Tokyo Toronto Warsaw Washington, D.C. Yangon Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. The term partner is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP s affiliated undertakings. Allen & Overy LLP 2014 CS1403_CDD-38801_ADD-48308

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