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 “Up and Coming” in Chambers UK 2016, with clients describing him as a “really talented partner who is very bright and hard-working.” He is also recommended for High Yield by Legal 500 UK 2015 and is ranked as a “Rising Star” for Capital Markets: High Yield in IFLR1000 UK 2016.
Representative experience includes:
- 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