Ben Burton


Ben Burton
Ben Burton is a Counsel in the London Banking practice. Ben’s practice primarily focuses on advising financial institutions, private equity sponsors (and their portfolio companies) and funds on a wide range of financing transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-border acquisition and leveraged finance as well as high yield financings, debt restructurings and refinancings.

Ben has worked in the London and New York offices of another top-tier US law firm, prior to joining Weil. Ben has also previously spent ten months on secondment at Morgan Stanley, working on their London execution desk in respect of leveraged loan products.

Recent Representation

  • EQT’s acquisition of Schuelke
  • Aston Martin’s financing and strategic technology agreement with Mercedes-Benz
  • Centerbridge in relation to the financing of Cineworld’s credit facilities
  • JP Morgan as the initial purchasers in offerings of senior secured notes of INEOS
  • The Sponsors in relation to the establishment of a pan-European football league and related media-rights sales
  • SAZKA Group’s all cash unconditional offer to acquire Greece’s OPAP
  • Hellman & Friedman’s US$5.30 billion public to private takeover of Nets A/S
  • Hellman & Friedman’s €1.825 billion recapitalisation of Verirsure
  • Vantiv’s US$10.4 billion public to private takeover of Worldpay
  • Serta Simmons LLC ‘s US$2.625 billion first lien term loan, second lien term loan and asset-based credit facility
  • Ares Capital Corporation in its US$1.075 billion unitranche loan for Thoma Bravo's acquisition of Qlik Technologies Inc.
  • Carlyle Group’s recapitalisation of the Hunkemoller Group’s debt
  • A Champions League football club’s revolving facility/ABL facility to provide transfer fee financing arrangements, secured by football league rights, broadcasting revenues and sponsorship revenues
  • GIII’s acquisition of DKNY
  • A European mobile phone network operator’s capital restructuring and refinancing
  • Novalpina Capital on the ongoing financing arrangements relating to its acquisition of NSO
  • Blackstone / GSO on their loan portfolio classification
  • Ares Management LLC’s acquisition of Farrow & Ball
  • Edcon Group’s restructuring

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