Patrick Bright

Biography

Patrick Bright

Patrick Bright is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice. He is head of the European High Yield team and focuses on high-yield offerings and leveraged and acquisition finance transactions. He also has significant experience advising financial institutions, corporates and private equity sponsors on a wide variety of other capital market transactions, bond restructurings and U.S. securities law matters. 

Patrick is ranked as a Leading Individual for Capital Markets: High-Yield Products in Chambers UK and is ranked as a Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets: High Yield in IFLR1000 UK. He is also a recommended lawyer for High Yield by Legal 500 UK where he is described as “very responsive” and as having “deep legal knowledge”.

Representative experience includes:

  • Goldman Sachs and the other arrangers in connection with the bridge financing of Permira, Cinven and Mid Europa’s $3.25 billion acquisition of Allegro
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Natixis and Société Générale in connection with the €328 million bridge and bond financing of HomeVi’s acquisition of SARQuavitae
  • Ad-hoc creditors committee in connection with Solocal’s bond restructuring
  • Bond investors in connection with Cognita’s private offering of senior secured notes
  • Ad-hoc creditors committee in connection with Enquest’s bond restructuring
  • Bond investors in connection with Synlab’s private offering of senior secured notes
  • Ad-hoc creditors committee in connection with Edcon’s bond restructuring
  • Goldman Sachs and the other underwriters in connection with the €600 million bridge and bond financing of Hellman & Friedman’s acquisition of TeamSystem
  • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and the other arrangers in connection with the €2.7 billion bridge and bond financing of Hellman & Friedman’s acquisition of Bain Capital’s holding in Securitas Direct
  • Perform Group, a portfolio company of Access Industries, in connection with its £175 million offering of senior secured notes
  • Franklin Templeton and the other ad hoc creditors’ committee members in connection with the $18 billion exchange offers to restructure Ukraine’s sovereign debt
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan in connection with the offering of senior secured notes to finance PizzaExpress’ acquisition of franchises in China
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Natixis in connection with the bridge and bond financing of DomusVi’s acquisition of Geriatros
  • Centerbridge Partners in connection with the offering of senior secured notes to finance its €1.2 billion acquisition of Senvion
  • Paprec in connection with its €480 million offering of senior secured notes and senior subordinated notes
  • Advent International in connection with the restructuring of its portfolio company Towergate
  • J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Bank of China in connection with the bridge and bond financing of Hony Capital’s £900 million acquisition of PizzaExpress
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Natixis in connection with the bridge and bond financing of PAI Partners’ €650 million acquisition of DomusVi