Aymen Mahmoud

U.K. Partner

London
Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW
T +44 20 3580 4727
F +44 20 3580 4800
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Aymen Mahmoud is a U.K. partner in Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department and Finance and Capital Markets Practice in London. Aymen has extensive experience in handling complex debt financing transactions for private equity funds and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, corporate borrowers and issuers and other financial institutions. His experience includes acting in respect of direct lending, leveraged buyouts, domestic and cross-border syndicated senior, second lien and mezzanine lending, distressed debt trading, portfolio acquisitions and restructurings, emerging markets and other debt securities, including high-yield debt offerings.

Aymen also advised as part of the team in first establishing the Loan Market Association forms of leveraged and high yield documentation.

Aymen Mahmoud is a U.K. partner in Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department and Finance and Capital Markets Practice in London. Aymen has extensive experience in handling complex debt financing transactions for private equity funds and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, corporate borrowers and issuers and other financial institutions. His experience includes acting in respect of direct lending, leveraged buyouts, domestic and cross-border syndicated senior, second lien and mezzanine lending, distressed debt trading, portfolio acquisitions and restructurings, emerging markets and other debt securities, including high-yield debt offerings.

Aymen also advised as part of the team in first establishing the Loan Market Association forms of leveraged and high yield documentation.

Selected Significant Matters

Aymen has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Advising Permira Debt Managers on the financing of the Deltatre group’s acquisition of Massive Inc.

  • Advising IK Investment Partners on the financing of the Veritas Petroleum Group

  • Advising the Ad Hoc First Lien Group in connection with the financial restructuring of the Claire’s Stores, Inc group

  • Advising certain lenders to the Danaos Corporation in connection with the group’s $2.2 billion restructuring 

  • Advising Brookfield Business Partners in connection with the $4.6 billion acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company

  • Advising Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP (as a key shareholder) in connection with the NJJ-led consortium’s acquisition of eircom

  • Advising Premier Oil’s convertible bondholders on the group’s $2.8 billion restructuring

  • 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 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 

  • Advising Bregal Freshstream on the financing for its acquisition of Intergas

  • Advising Ardian on the €447 million financing for its acquisition of SLV from Cinven

  • Advising the creditors in connection with the financing of the Intelligent group split into Combell and Sentia

  • Advising the creditors in connection with Vitruvian’s acquisition of EasyPark

  • Advising JP Morgan in connection with its confidential investment in a loan portfolio

  • 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 


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