Paul Hibbert


Paul Hibbert
Paul Hibbert is a Finance partner in the Private Equity Infrastructure team in London. He specialises in acquisition and leveraged finance, acting for leading private equity sponsors and lenders with particular focus across the range of infrastructure (Digital; Transport; Energy and Social Infrastructure).

Paul is listed as a Leading Lawyer for both Infrastructure and Banking & Finance in Chambers UK 2024, a Leading Individual in Legal 500 2024 and is ranked as a Notable Practitioner in IFLR1000 UK 2023. Clients praise Paul for being “a pleasure to work with. He provides excellent, dedicated client service… he is a great lawyer with strong technical expertise, problem-solving skills and a wealth of experience in complex structured financings. He has a very good understanding of the wider commercial aspects of a transaction.” Clients also mention that Paul is “a fantastic lawyer who really understands client service. He works tirelessly to meet client needs. He's a go-to guy for financing queries”.

Representative experience:

  • Macquarie Asset Management on the acquisition financing of Roadchef from Antin Infrastructure Partners
  • OMERS Infrastructure and APG Asset Management on the financing of the acquisition of Kenter, a provider of energy transition solutions including products such as transformers, switchgears and meters
  • Peridot Solar White S.R.L. (a portfolio company of Fitzwalter Capital) on the financing of Peridot’s portfolio of solar assets
  • APG and PATRIZIA on the capex financing of FutureFiber’s fibre roll out in the US
  • Antin Infrastructure Partners on the refinancing and group restructuring of Kellas Group, the acquisition financings of Pulsant, Sølvtrans, a further 25% interest in Humber Gathering System, the Tolmount Pipeline, FirstLight Fiber, Kisimul Group and the refinancings of Sølvtrans, Hesley Group and Roadchef
  • InfraBridge on the financing of its acquisitions of Regard Group, CMG, ITS Technologies & Logistics and Axion as well as on its bridge financings for GIF I and GIF II
  • Igneo Infrastructure Partners on the financing of its acquisitions of Wheelabrator UK and the subsequent refinancing of the business rebranded as Enfinium, acquisitions of three SSE owned energy-from-waste projects, MVV, Swedegas, Scandlines, E.ON’s Swedish gas network, Digita as well as on the acquisition and subsequent refinancing of HH Ferries
  • 3i Infrastructure on the financing of the acquisition of Global Cloud Xchange, the financing of its acquisition of a portfolio of French operating PPPs, the refinancing SRL Traffic Systems, 3i’s UK PPP assets (the Tidal portfolio) and holdco financing of its oil storage business, Oystercatcher
  • Brookfield on the £500m holdco loan for Dogger Bank Wind Farms, the world's largest offshore wind farm
  • Kellas Midstream (owned by Blackrock and GIC) on its £900m refinancing
  • APG Asset Management on the acquisition of strategic minority stake, investment into and joint venture with SiFi Networks which funds, builds and operates fibre networks across the US, and an APG-led consortium on the acquisition of Fortum’s 50% stake in Stockholm Exergi for €2.9bn as well as on the financing of its acquisition of Brisa, Portugal’s largest toll road operator
  • Infranode and HitecVision financing the acquisition (as part of a consortium) of Fortum Oslo Varme
  • Swiss Life Asset Management on the financing of its acquisition of German pharmaceutical parks operator, Infrareal
  • WSIP Bidco (a Goldman’s vehicle) financing the take private of Adapteo Plc
  • iCON Infrastructure on the acquisitions of Choice Care Group and Nua Healthcare
  • Polhem Infra on the acquisition and financing of Arelion (previously Telia Carrier), the world's largest Internet backbone network, for over US$1bn
  • VINCI Airports SAS on the £5.4 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Gatwick Airport Limited
  • Equitix on the acquisition of Crail Meters Limited from Smart Metering Systems plc
  • Basalt Infrastructure Partners on the financing of its take private of Nobina, its take private of Manx Telecom and subsequent refinancing, the acquisition of Wightlink Ferries and following refinancing

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