Ben Thompson


Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is counsel in the Banking & Finance group in the London office of Weil. He specialises in advising private equity sponsors, banks and institutional funders on infrastructure finance.

Ben started his career focused on advising PE sponsors, banks and direct lenders on leveraged and general acquisition finance transactions in both London and New York, including spending over 18 months on secondment to international financial institutions. He also has experience in fund finance and real estate finance transactions.

Selected Infrastructure Finance Experience:

  • First State on the financing of its acquisitions of Swedegas, E.ON Gas Sweden and Scandlines
  • Antin’s acquisition of Kisimul, and Sølvtrans, the world's largest wellboat company
  • Antin’s refinancing of Roadchef and the Kellas group (as well as its joint venture in the Tolmount Main gas field development)
  • AMP Capital on the financing of its acquisition of the Regard Group and Care Management Group, and its fund financing facilities
  • Arjun’s acquisition of Indigo Pipelines
  • Basalt’s take private of Manx Telecom
  • Welcome Break on the refinancing of its debt facilities
  • While on secondment, the financing of two international airports

Selected Leveraged Finance and Other Financing Experience:

  • Advent on its refinancing of Ammeraal Beltech and bids for Logoplaste and Allegro
  • Ares on its PIK financings of Trainline (a portfolio company of KKR) and Daisy
  • Cinven, Permira and Mid Europa Partners LLP’s acquisition of Allegro
  • CVC’s bid for Unilever Spreads
  • EQT’s acquisition of Lima Corporate
  • Goldman Sachs PIA on the Second Lien and PIK financing of Atos Medical, and various other financings, including of R&R Ice Cream and Pret a Manger
  • Lenders on Bain’s bids for Morpho and Ethypharm
  • PSP Investments on their investments in Envirotainer, Iris Software, Caldic and CPA Global

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