Patrick Bright

Biography

Patrick Bright

Patrick Bright is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice and heads the European High Yield team. He regularly acts for investment banks, sponsors, corporates and bond investors, focusing on high yield offerings and leveraged and acquisition finance. He also has significant experience advising on a wide variety of other financing and capital markets transactions, bond restructurings and U.S. securities law matters.

Patrick is ranked as a Leading Individual for Capital Markets: High-Yield Products in Chambers UK, where he is described as being “extremely technical, yet always commercial, constructive and solution-oriented.” He is also ranked as Highly Regarded for Capital Markets: High Yield in IFLR1000 UK and is a recommended lawyer for High Yield by Legal 500 UK.

Representative Experience:

  • Bain Capital on the €1.5 billion offering of senior secured notes and senior notes to finance its acquisition of the Kantar business from WPP plc
  • The initial purchasers in connection with Domestic & General’s £635 million (equivalent) offering of senior secured notes and senior notes    
  • Bond investors in connection with Aston Martin’s $150 million private offering of delayed-draw senior secured notes   
  • Bond investors in connection with McLaren’s $100 million private offering of senior secured notes    
  • Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and the other initial purchasers in connection with Verisure’s €200 million offering of senior secured notes    
  • Novalpina Capital in connection with the €200 million offering of senior secured notes to finance its acquisition of Olympic Entertainment Group    
  • Goldman Sachs and the other initial purchasers in connection with TeamSystem’s €750 million offering of senior secured notes    
  • Paprec in connection with its €800 million offering of senior secured notes
  • Infopro in connection with its €150 million offering of senior secured notes to finance its acquisition of DOCUgroup
  • Goldman Sachs and the other initial purchasers in connection with Verisure’s €1.145 billion (equivalent) offering of euro and SEK senior notes        
  • Bond investors in connection with Aston Martin’s private offering of senior secured notes    
  • Shop Direct in connection with its debut £550 million offering of senior secured notes    
  • Goldman Sachs, UBS and the other initial purchasers in connection with Lima Corporate’s €275 million offering of senior secured notes    
  • Infopro, a portfolio company of TowerBrook, in connection with its €500 million offering of senior secured notes    
  • J.P. Morgan and the other initial purchasers in connection with the $265 million bridge and senior notes offering to finance Triton’s acquisition of WernerCo    
  • Paprec in connection with its €225 million offering of senior secured notes to finance its acquisition of Coved    
  • Bond investors in connection with Naviera Armas’ private offering of senior secured notes    
  • Ad-hoc creditors committee in connection with Edcon’s bond restructuring    
  • Bond investors in connection with TeamSystem’s private offering of senior secured notes    
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Natixis and Société Générale in connection with the €328 million bridge and bond financing of HomeVi’s acquisition of SARQuavitae    
  • Ad-hoc creditors committee in connection with Solocal’s bond restructuring    
  • Bond investors in connection with Cognita’s private offerings of senior secured notes    
  • Ad-hoc creditors committee in connection with Enquest’s bond restructuring    
  • Bond investors in connection with Synlab’s private offering of senior secured notes    
  • Goldman Sachs and the other underwriters in connection with the €600 million bridge and bond financing of Hellman & Friedman’s acquisition of TeamSystem    
  • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and the other arrangers in connection with the €2.7 billion bridge and bond financing of Hellman & Friedman’s acquisition of Bain Capital’s holding in Securitas Direct    
  • Perform Group, a portfolio company of Access Industries, in connection with its £175 million offering of senior secured notes    
  • Franklin Templeton and the other ad hoc creditors’ committee members in connection with the $18 billion exchange offers to restructure Ukraine’s sovereign debt    
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan in connection with the offering of senior secured notes to finance PizzaExpress’ acquisition of franchises in China   
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Natixis in connection with the €125 million bridge and bond financing of DomusVi’s acquisition of Geriatros    
  • Centerbridge Partners in connection with the offering of senior secured notes to finance its €1.2 billion acquisition of Senvion    
  • Paprec in connection with its €480 million offering of senior secured notes and senior subordinated notes    
  • Intercos in connection with its €120 million offering of senior secured notes    
  • Advent International in connection with the restructuring of its portfolio company Towergate   
  • J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Bank of China in connection with the bridge and bond financing of Hony Capital’s £900 million acquisition of PizzaExpress   
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Natixis in connection with the bridge and bond financing of PAI Partners’ €650 million acquisition of DomusVi

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