Alastair McVeigh


Alastair McVeigh
Alastair McVeigh is a partner in the London Finance practice.

Alastair has acted for financial institutions, direct lenders, private equity sponsors and corporates on a wide range of financing transactions, including acting on cross-border leveraged financings, high-yield financings, corporate lending, convertible instruments, asset-backed financings and restructurings. He has worked in London and Hong Kong, and spent extended periods on secondment at Goldman Sachs in both their private credit group and leveraged finance team, and also been seconded to the structured finance team of a leading UK investment bank.

Alastair is recognised as a Next Generation Partner in Legal 500 UK and a Notable Practitioner in IFLR1000 UK.

Representative experience includes:

  • Ares’ financing of Charlesbank Capital Partners’ acquisition of Perspective Financial Group
  • Ares’ financing of Pollen Street Capital’s merger of the Markerstudy Group and Atlanta Group
  • Ares’ financing of Eurazeo’s investment in the BMS Group
  • GSAM’s financing for Eurazeo’s portfolio company DORC
  • GSAM’s financing of Insight Partner’s acquisitions of I@D and AMCS
  • GSAM’s financing for Charterhouse’s portfolio company Casa Optima
  • GSAM on a number of Holdco PIK financings and minority back-leverage financings
  • GSAM’s investment in the senior secured notes and convertible preference shares issued by Soho House
  • Acting for leading investment banks, as arrangers, in relation to One Rock Capital Partners’ bid for Constantia Flexibles
  • Acting for the lenders in relation to CVC’s acquisition of Jagex
  • Credit Suisse, Danske, Jefferies, Nordea and leading UK and US investment banks as arrangers, on the 1L/2L financing of CVC’s acquisition of Mehilainen, and subsequent incremental and repricing transactions
  • Credit Suisse and other leading investment banks, as initial purchasers, in connection with SSNs and SUNs financing CVC’s acquisition of Domestic & General
  • PSP on a number of senior and junior financings, including for Temasek’s acquisition of Elements and PAI’s acquisition of Theramax
  • BlackRock’s financings for Marlin Equity Partner’s acquisitions of Linnworks and Puzzel AS
  • BlackRock’s financing of Blackstone’s acquisition of HH Global
  • Acting for the lenders in relation to the post-IPO financing for Apax’s portfolio company Baltic Classifieds Group
  • Acting for the lenders in connection with Apax’s acquisition of Alcumus
  • JPMorgan, as global co-ordinator, in connection with Hellman & Friedman portfolio company Teamsystem’s SSNs, SUNs and SSRCF
  • Morgan Stanley, Danske, DNB, and another major financial institution as arrangers, in connection with the senior secured facilities to Sector Alarm
  • Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, as arrangers, on the 1L/2L financing of Bain Capital’s acquisition of DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals
  • One Investment Management on its investment in privately placed senior secured convertible bonds issued by Yoda PLC
  • Sculptor Capital and Varde Partners in relation to financing for PGS
  • Nordic Aviation Capital’s $6.3bn debt restructuring
  • Seadrill’s $5bn debt restructuring

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