Mark Fine

Partner

London
Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW
T +44 20 3580 4703
F +44 20 3580 4800
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Mark Fine is a partner in Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department and Finance Practice in London. Mark has significant experience in handling complex debt financing transactions for borrowers and lenders including direct lending, leveraged buyouts, domestic and cross-border syndicated lending, distressed debt trading, portfolio acquisitions and restructurings.

Mark Fine is a partner in Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department and Finance Practice in London. Mark has significant experience in handling complex debt financing transactions for borrowers and lenders including direct lending, leveraged buyouts, domestic and cross-border syndicated lending, distressed debt trading, portfolio acquisitions and restructurings.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Advising CMA CGM in connection with the $825 million term facilities (and subsequent bridge) arranged in connection with its successful Tender Offer for CEVA Logistics AG
  • Advising creditors in connection with super senior liquidity financing and wider restructuring of the Avanti Group
  • Advising creditors in connection with the emergency financing and restructuring of the Four Seasons Group
  • Advising creditors to Swissport’s in connection with a PIK issuance
  • Advising Charterhouse in connection with certain financing matters
  • Advising Bybrook Capital and Morgan Stanley in debt restructuring transactions for DEMA SpA, an Italian aeronautics parts manufacturer, which included Bybrook Capital’s acquisition of a substantial majority of DEMA’s share capital, and in conjunction with Morgan Stanley, funding a new secured €60 million bond
  • Advising Freshstream on the financing for its acquisition of Away Resorts
  • Advising OSG Billing and Aquiline Capital Partners, in connection with its acquisition of Communisis PLC, a communications and marketing outsourcing company listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Advising Blue Water Energy and Excellence Logging on the financing aspects of its acquisition of the Surface Data Logging Business from Weatherford International plc
  • Advising Blue Water Energy and PX Group on the refinancing of its existing facilities
  • Advising Permira Debt Managers on the financing of the Deltatre group’s acquisition of Massive Inc.
  • Advising IK Investment Partners and Veritas Petroleum Group on its refinancing, including a $95 million term loan B
  • Advising Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, HSBC Bank plc, Jefferies Finance LLC, National Westminster Bank plc and Nomura International plc on the €344 million and £125 million first lien financing in connection with Astorg-backed SGG’s acquisition of First Names Group from AnaCap Financial
  • Advising second lien creditors in connection with Astorg’s acquisition of Dutch group IGM Resins from Arsenal Capital Partners
  • Advising Bain Capital Credit on the financing in connection with Vitruvian’s acquisition of EasyPark
  • Advising the creditors in connection with the financings of the Intelligent Group split into Combell and Sentia
  • Advising Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP (as a key shareholder) in connection with the NJJ-led consortium’s acquisition of eircom
  • Advising Platinum Equity Advisors on the issuance $280 million 9.00% senior secured notes due 2022 and ABL facility in relation to its acquisition of the Pattonair Group
  • Advising Tronox on its bank and bond refinancing (including $2.1 billion term loan B and $450 million senior notes) in contemplation of the acquisition of Cristal’s TiO2 business
  • Advising HPS Investment Partners on various confidential special situations lending opportunities
  • Advising Bregal Freshstream on the financing for its investment in Intergas
  • Advising Bregal Freshstream on the financing for its acquisition of Juno Health
  • Advising IK Investment Partners on the financing for its investment in Third Bridge
  • Advising WFS and Platinum Equity Advisors in connection with their $50 million tap issuance of 9.50% senior secured notes due 2022
  • Advising Bregal Freshstream on the financing for its acquisition of Verwater

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, Mark was European General Counsel at Bain Capital Credit in London.

 

 

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