Daniel Gendron

Partner

London
Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW
T +44 203 580 4802
F +44 20 3580 4800
dgendronwillkie.com

Daniel Gendron is a partner in Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department and Finance Practice in London. He has extensive experience in leveraged finance transactions and financial restructurings, as well as high yield bond issuances. He acts for a variety of borrowers (focusing on financial sponsors and their portfolio companies) and lenders (focusing on private capital providers, in particular special situations and credit opportunities funds). He has wide-ranging experience in both new money financings and restructurings, enabling him to deliver comprehensive and commercial advice to his clients.

Daniel is recognized by The Legal 500 UK (2022) for Acquisition Finance as a Key Lawyer.

Daniel Gendron is a partner in Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department and Finance Practice in London. He has extensive experience in leveraged finance transactions and financial restructurings, as well as high yield bond issuances. He acts for a variety of borrowers (focusing on financial sponsors and their portfolio companies) and lenders (focusing on private capital providers, in particular special situations and credit opportunities funds). He has wide-ranging experience in both new money financings and restructurings, enabling him to deliver comprehensive and commercial advice to his clients.

Daniel is recognized by The Legal 500 UK (2022) for Acquisition Finance as a Key Lawyer.

Selected Significant Matters

Daniel has advised on the following significant matters*:

  • Montagu Private Equity on the financing supporting their successful bid for the Waystone group, a leading fund governance and regulatory business, and the subsequent financing of several bolt-on acquisitions
  • Montagu Private Equity on the financing of its acquisition of Jane’s, a leading provider of open source intelligence, as well as its subsequent refinacing
  • Montagu Private Equity on the financing of its acquisition of Miraclon (the former flexographic printing division of Kodak)
  • Cerberus Capital Management on the financing of its successful bid for Worldwide Flight Services
  • Cerberus Capital Management and its portfolio company Worldwide Flight Services in implementing financing under the US CARES Act in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as in respect to the financing of various bolt-on acquisitions and WFS’s successful bond refinancing in 2022
  • Cerberus Capital Management in respect of a confidential bridge loan and capital structure reorganization relating to a company in the telecommunications sector
  • CPPIB in relation to the financing of Sportradar, including actions taken in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Hg’s Genesis 7 Fund, Montagu and other selling investors on the sale of a stake in Visma to a consortium of investors including Hg Saturn 2 Fund, TPG, Warburg Pincus and CPPIB. The transaction values the business at US$12.2 billion and is the largest ever buy-out of a software company
  • Telemos Capital on the financing supporting the merger of the Lovehoney Group and the WOW Tech Group
  • Ontario Teachers Pension Plan in respect of multiple bids for target companies in the consumer and technology sectors, and in respect of the refinancing of various OTPP portfolio companies
  • Carlyle Credit Opportunities Fund in relation to numerous confidential senior, second lien, PIK and preferred equity investments
  • Pemberton Asset Management on the financing for Permira’s acquisition of Quotient Life Sciences from GHO Capital
  • Alcentra on the financing for the acquisition The Fertility Partnership by Impilo
  • PSP Investments on its investment in the £2.2 billion Silver Lake-backed offer for ZPG plc and related financing
  • PSP Investments as part of the consortium alongside BC Partners and OTPP on the €2.6 billion acquisition of CeramTec from Cinven
  • PSP Investments in relation to numerous confidential second lien, PIK and preferred equity investment
  • Strategic Value Partners on various ongoing portfolio companies and potential investments
*Daniel advised on some of these matters prior to joining Willkie.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie in 2022, Daniel was a partner at Linklaters LLP.

Selected Publications and Lectures

Daniel is an occasional speaker at Loan Markets Association conferences, speaking about topics such as leveraged inter-creditor terms and multi-layered capital structures.

Recognition, Honors & Awards

Daniel is recognized by The Legal 500 UK (2022) for Acquisition Finance as a Key Lawyer.

Recognition, Honors & Awards

Daniel is recognized by The Legal 500 UK (2022) for Acquisition Finance as a Key Lawyer.

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