Jemma McPherson

Jemma Lohr McPherson is a counsel in the Banking & Finance group in the Paris office and is a member of the European High Yield team. She focuses on high yield offerings and other leveraged and acquisition finance transactions. She is experienced in advising financial institutions, companies and private equity sponsors on a wide variety of debt and equity capital markets and corporate finance transactions and U.S., French and European securities law matters, including Regulation S and Rule 144A offerings, liability management transactions and initial public offerings. She is admitted to the bars of Paris, California and New York and is the co-author of the France chapter of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review.

Representative recent transactions include advising:

  • Italian gaming and payments specialist Sisal Group and its sponsor, CVC, in connection with the combination of the Sisal Pay and Banca 5 payments businesses
  • French auto parts distributor Autodis and its sponsor, Bain, in connection with the attempted IPO of Autodis on Euronext Paris
  • The bookrunners in connection with a series of high yield offerings by French recycling and waste operator Paprec Group
  • The underwriters in connection with an offering of high yield notes for French equipment rental specialist Kiloutou
  • French eyewear and hearing aid specialist Afflelou and its sponsors in connection with a series of high yield offerings and its attempted IPO on Euronext Paris
  • UK gym operator Pure Gym and its sponsor, LGP, in connection with an offering of high yield notes
  • EG Group in connection with various acquisition financings, including the landmark financing for the acquisition of UK grocery retailer ASDA
  • Italian generic pharmaceutical company DOC Generici in connection with its offering of senior secured floating rate notes
  • Burger King France in connection with a series of high yield offerings
  • French furniture and décor retailer Maisons du Monde, as issuer, and Bain, as sponsor, in connection with the IPO of Maisons du Monde on Euronext Paris
  • The underwriters in connection with the IPO of Navya, a French manufacturer of autonomous vehicles, on Euronext Paris
  • The underwriters in connection with an offering of high yield notes by UK frozen food retailer Nomad Foods
  • The underwriters in connection with the €2.4 billion high yield bond / term loan B financing for French media producer Banijay’s acquisition of Endemol Shine