Alastair McVeigh

Biography

Alastair McVeigh
Alastair McVeigh is a partner in the Banking & Finance group in the London office of Weil. Alastair has acted for financial institutions, direct lenders, corporates and sponsors on a wide range of financing transactions, including acting on cross-border leveraged finance, corporate lending, high-yield financings, real estate finance, share-backed financings, and restructurings.

Alastair has worked in London and Hong Kong, and has worked on secondment at Goldman Sachs in both their private credit group and leveraged finance team, and also at a leading UK investment bank in the structured finance team.

Alastair is also recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” for Banking by IFLR1000 UK 2022.

Representative experience includes acting for:

  • JPMorgan, as global co-ordinator, in connection with Hellman & Friedman portfolio company Teamsystem’s financing consisting of SSNs, SUNs and SSRCF
  • GSAM, as lender, in connection with Insight Partner’s acquisitions of I@D International and AMCS
  • GSAM, as lender, in relation to Eurazeo’s refinancing of DORC
  • GSAM, as lender, in relation to Charterhouse’s refinancing of Casa Optima
  • GSAM, as lender, on a number of Holdco PIK financings and minority back-leverage financings
  • GSAM, as initial purchaser of the senior secured notes and convertible preference shares issued by Soho House
  • BlackRock, as lender, in connection with Marlin Equity Partner’s acquisitions of Linnworks and Puzzel AS
  • Acting for the lenders in relation to the post-IPO financing for Apax’s portfolio company, Baltic Classifieds Group
  • Credit Suisse, Danske, Jefferies, Nordea and leading UK and US investment banks as mandated lead arrangers, on the 1L/2L financing of CVC Capital Partners’ acquisition of Mehilainen
  • Credit Suisse and other leading investment banks, as initial purchasers, in connection with the senior secured notes and senior notes financing of CVC Capital Partners’ acquisition of Domestic & General
  • Morgan Stanley, Danske, DNB, and another major financial institution as mandated lead arrangers, in connection with the senior secured credit facilities to Sector Alarm
  • Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, as mandated lead arrangers, on the 1L/2L financing of Bain Capital’s acquisition of DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals
  • Nordic Aviation Capital’s $6.3bn debt restructuring
  • Seadrill’s $5bn debt restructuring

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