Ben Thompson

Biography

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is an associate in the Banking & Finance group in the London office of Weil. He focuses on infrastructure and leveraged, acquisition finance transactions, and advises private equity sponsors, financial institutions, and corporates on a variety of other debt and corporate finance transactions.

Prior to joining Weil, Ben was a member of the banking team at a leading U.S. global law firm, spending a year in its New York office. Ben has also spent 8 months on secondment in the credit products legal team at JPMorgan, and 5 months in the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Transaction Management team at HSBC in London.

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
  • Ongoing matters for Antin in relation to the CATS pipeline, including its joint venture in the Tolmount Main gas field development
  • AMP Capital on the financing of its acquisition of the Regard Group
  • 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
  • AMP Capital on its fund financing
  • 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 on the refinancing of Northgate Human Resources
  • 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
  • Goldman Sachs PIA's bid for Pure Gym
  • Lenders on Bain’s bids for Morpho and Ethypharm
  • Lenders on Paysafe’s acquisition of Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions
  • Lloyds in relation to fund financing
  • Margin Loan for General Atlantic in respect of one of its portfolio companies
  • PSP Investments on their investments in Envirotainer, Iris Software, Caldic and CPA Global
  • TPG Capital on financing in Accel-KKR’s bid for Thunderhead

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