David St-Onge

Biography

David St-Onge is an associate in the London Finance practice and a member of the European High Yield team.

David advises issuer and underwriter clients on international capital markets and cross-border leveraged finance transactions, with a particular focus on high-yield bond financings and acquisition financings. David also advises on debt liability management transactions and restructurings.

Representative experience as part of a team, including prior to joining Weil, includes advising:

  • Advised BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Société Générale, as global coordinators and joint bookrunners, and Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE, Helaba and IMI - Intesa Sanpaolo, as joint bookrunners in connection with Eutelsat S.A.’s debut offering of €600 million 9.750% senior notes due 2029 and a concurrent cash tender offer to holders of its existing 2.000% senior notes due 2025.
  • Advised an ad hoc group of holders on its €625 million 4.000% senior unsecured notes due 2024, €350 million 5.125% senior unsecured notes due 2025 and £225 million 6.625% senior unsecured notes due 2025 issued by La Financière Atalian, a French facilities management company, in relation to a refinancing transaction implemented by way of an exchange offer.
  • Advised BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, as joint global coordinators and joint physical bookrunners, Natixis and Société Générale, as joint global coordinators and BBVA, Belfius, CaixaBank, CIC Market Solutions and La Banque Postale as joint bookrunners in connection with the issuance by Fnac Darty S.A. of €550 million 6.000% senior notes due 2029. The refinancing comprised this new issuance of senior notes and a concurrent cash tender offer to holders of the existing 1.875% senior notes due 2024 and 2.625% senior notes due 2026.
  • Paprec Holding on a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of €300 million senior secured notes due 2027 and €300 million senior secured notes due 2029.
  • Schoeller Packaging B.V., a Brookfield portfolio company, on its recapitalization and refinancing of its €250 million senior secured notes (SSNs) due November 2024.
  • The initial purchasers in connection with Loxam's €350 million offering of senior secured notes.
  • The initial purchasers in connection with a £700 million two-tranche bond offering in the context of Cinven’s acquisition of True Potential Group Limited.
  • The Initial purchasers in connection with the €3.7 billion four tranche USD and euro-denominated bond issue in support of the public to private acquisition of iliad Group by Xavier Niel (largest European High Yield bond issue of 2021).
  • The Initial purchasers in connection with the offering of €550 million senior secured notes in the context of the acquisition of Agrifarma by Cinven.
  • Tereos SCA on its inaugural and follow-on high yield notes offering.

Prior to joining Weil, David was an associate at a US-headquartered international firm in London and Paris.

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