Alan is the Global Bank Finance Practice Group Leader.
He represents leading investment and commercial banks, alternative capital providers and other financial institutions. His experience includes public and private leveraged and investment grade acquisition finance (including bridge financings), refinancings and recapitalizations, asset-based lending, DIP and exit financings and restructuring and work-outs, across a broad range of industries and sectors. In addition, Alan has broad experience advising both financial institutions and corporate clients on cash management and treasury bank products services, asset finance, structured finance and real estate finance.
Alan has over 20 years of experience practicing in the U.S. and European leveraged finance markets and has worked on a wide range of cross-border multi-jurisdiction New York law and English law secured financings and workouts involving companies in over 30 jurisdictions. He is dual qualified to practice both New York law and English law.
- A leading UK investment bank, as lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent, and Citi and Goldman Sachs and certain other banks as Lead Arrangers in respect of (i) $1,250m 1st Lien Term Loan Facility and $250m Revolving Facility and (ii) US$452.5m 2nd Lien Term Loan Facility (to be provided by GS PIA), to finance Leonard Green/Ares acquisition of Press Ganey and its subsidiary companies from EQT.
- RBC, as lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent in respect of (i) $100m 1st Lien Term Loan Facility and $25m Revolving Facilityto finance CVC’s acquisition of Vitech Systems Group and its subsidiary companies.
- Deutsche Bank, as lead arranger, and administrative agent and collateral agent, and Macquarie and Bank of Ireland as Lead Arrangers in respect of (i) $200m 1st Lien Term Loan Facility and $50m Revolving Facilityto finance Partners Group’s acquisition of Confluent Health and its subsidiary companies.
- Bank of America as agent and other lead arrangers on the US$1.330 billion term loan facility and US$375m ABL revolving credit facility and the initial purchasers on a Rule 144A/Reg. S offering by SRS Distribution Inc. of US$350m aggregate principal amount of 8.250% senior notes due 2026 to finance Leonard Green & Partners’ acquisition of SRS Distribution Inc.
- Blackrock and MezzVest as second lien lenders on a US$75m second lien committed financing for the acquisition by an Apax portfolio company, Vyaire Medical, of two German and Swiss target businesses.
- Credit Suisse as lead arranger in connection with the US$200 million term loan A and US$50m revolving facility to finance WisdomTree Investments, Inc.’s acquisition of the Jersey-based European exchange traded commodity business of ETF Securities Limited.
- Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, KeyBank, RBS and Rabobank as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners, and Deutsche Bank as Administrative Agent for a US$1.5 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility and Term Loan A US$1.4 billion and Term Loan A €1.1 billion that refinanced Ball Corporation’sexisting US$3 billion multicurrency revolving facility and the remaining outstanding amount of a GB£3.3 billion bridge term loan facility incurred in connection with Ball Corporation’s US$6.9 billion public takeover bid to acquire Rexam PLC. This deal added UK and Luxembourg borrowers in addition to Ball Corporation.
- JPMorgan in connection with $600 million senior secured term loan facility and $50m senior secured multicurrency revolving credit facility provided by Barclays and JPMorgan to finance 888's bid to acquire Bwin, a Gibraltar online gaming company listed on the UK stock exchange, including provision of related Gibraltar and UK takeover code advice to lenders.
- Deutsche Bank, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and other arrangers in connection with $3.0 billion multicurrency revolving facility and a £3.3 billion bridge term loan facility in connection with Ball Corporation's approximately $6.9 billion UK public takeover bid to acquire Rexam PLC, one of the largest beverage can manufacturers (by volume) in the world (including the provision of related UK takeover code advice to the lenders).
- Deutsche Bank and other arrangers in connection with US$1.95 billion credit facilities (consisting of $1.65 billion senior secured term facilities to US and Luxembourg co-borrowers and US$300 million multicurrency revolving credit facility and a $650m Senior Notes issuance), proceeds of which were used to finance acquisition by Carlyle Partners and BC Partners of Accudyne (a leading manufacturer of pumps and compressor parts).
- Deutsche Bank and other arrangers with respect to US$1.367 billion senior secured term loan and revolving credit financing provided to SS&C Technologies US and SS&C Technologies Luxembourg to finance public cash offer for GlobeOp Financial Services S.A. pursuant to UK Takeover Code.
The University of Edinburgh
Diploma in Legal Practice
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), summa cum laude
Alan is regularly recognized as a leading banking and finance lawyer in various industry publications (including Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Legal 500 ).