Komal Raina

Partner

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 a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and the Finance Department in London. Komal focuses on a wide range of financing transactions acting for sponsors and alternative asset managers including on leveraged and acquisition financings, distressed lending transactions and restructurings.

Komal Raina is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and the Finance Department in London. Komal focuses on a wide range of financing transactions acting for sponsors and alternative asset managers including on leveraged and acquisition financings, distressed lending transactions and restructurings.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Searchlight Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in Celestyal Cruises.
  • Bain Capital Credit on its acquisition of GAIL’s bakery.
  • Stanley Capital on its acquisition of global specialty pharmaceutical company, Noden Pharma DAC.
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its acquisition of Creditinfo Group in partnership with its founder and management team.
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its acquisition of BigHand Ltd., a leading provider of workflow software solutions.
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its acquisition of SiPM in partnership with management and its founding partners.
  • A US fund investor in respect of an acquisition facility made available to Cera Care.
  • A US fund investor in respect of its investment in a Portuguese cruises business.
  • Freshstream on a refinancing for Themis Risk Limited.
  • Blantyre Capital on various JV investments.
  • Davidson Kempner on its investment in a data centres business.
  • A majority shareholder on the restructuring of Thomas Cook plc*
  • Cinven on the financings for the potential acquisition of an Italian chemicals business and a Swedish rail couplers business*
  • 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 and on a holdco financing for a French business*
  • CKI on the financing for the acquisition of ista GmbH*
  • 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*
  • The Co-com on the restructuring of Senvion GmbH*

* Komal advised on these matters prior to joining Willkie.

Prior Experience

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

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