Komal Raina

Associate

London
Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW
T +44 20 3580 4730
F +44 20 3580 4800
krainawillkie.com

Komal Raina is an associate in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and a member of the Finance Practice in London. Komal focuses on a wide range of transactions acting for sponsors, corporates and financing institutions including leveraged and acquisition financings, investment grade financings and corporate lending.

Komal Raina is an associate in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and a member of the Finance Practice in London. Komal focuses on a wide range of transactions acting for sponsors, corporates and financing institutions including leveraged and acquisition financings, investment grade financings and corporate lending.

Selected Significant Matters

Sponsor side

  • Brookfield Asset Management on the financing for the potential acquisition of a reusable carriers business (unsuccessful)
  • A majority shareholder on the restructuring of Thomas Cook plc*
  • Cinven on the financings for the potential acquisition of an Italian chemicals business (unsuccessful) and a Swedish rail couplers business (unsuccessful)*
  • Cinven on the financing for the potential acquisition of AXA Life*
  • Apollo on the acquisition of a non-performing loan portfolio*
  • Athora on refinancing for the acquisition of Generali Belgium*
  • EQT on the financing for the potential acquisition of a German packaging business (unsuccessful)*
  • EQT on a holdco financing for a French business*
  • CKI on the financing for the acquisition of ista GmbH*
  • EQT on amend and extend for CBR GmbH by way of English law scheme of arrangement*

Lender side

  • US fund investor in respect of an acquisition facility made available to Cera Care
  • First and second lien lenders on the financing for the take private of BCA Marketplace plc by TDR Capital*
  • Lenders on the financing for the take private of Tarsus plc by Charterhouse Capital Partners*
  • Major financial institution on a financing collateralised by a loan portfolio of underlying funds financing loans*
  • Leading UK bank on raising subordinated financing*
  • Goldman Sachs on the financing for the take private of a German real estate business (unsuccessful)*
  • The Co-com on the restructuring of Senvion GmbH*
  • Permira Debt Fund on the financing for the acquisition of a Polish business (unsuccessful)*
  • Citibank as arranger in respect of a financing for WPP Plc*
  • Lenders on the financing for the acquisition of Tigaz by MET*
  • Lenders on the financing for the potential acquisition of London City Airport (unsuccessful)*
  • Secondments to Leveraged Finance teams of Citibank (2017) and UniCredit (2012)
* Komal advised on these matters prior to joining Willkie.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, Komal was a senior associate at Clifford Chance.