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White & Case Advises EQT Credit and Hayfin Capital Management on Financing for Hg Capital’s Recapitalisation of FE Fundinfo

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised EQT Credit and Hayfin Capital Management, as unitranche lenders, on the senior secured refinancing of FE Fundinfo by Hg Capital, the specialist private equity investor focused on software and service businesses.

White & Case also advised the RCF lenders on the transaction.

"White & Case has a strong track record advising in the software and technology sector," said White & Case partner Fergus Wheeler, who led the Firm’s deal team. “This transaction has helped propel FE Fundinfo into the next phase of its development, and enhances our already established reputation as one of the leading dedicated private credit practices in Europe."

EQT Credit is a division of global investment organization EQT, which has more than €62 billion in raised capital and around €41 billion in assets under management across 19 active funds. EQT Credit has raised in excess of €7 billion of capital and invested in more than 160 companies, providing flexible, long term debt solutions to support European businesses across a wide range of sectors.

Hayfin Capital Management is a leading European alternative asset management firm. Since it was founded in 2009, Hayfin has invested more than €17.6 billion of capital across more than 315 portfolio companies. The firm’s total assets under management are valued at approximately €15 billion.

Backed by Hg since 2017, FE Fundinfo is the number two European fund data and software provider for asset managers and advisors. It facilitates better, more efficient investing by connecting fund managers and fund distributors and enabling them to share and act on trusted information.

The White & Case team which advised the unitranche lenders on the transaction was led by partner Fergus Wheeler (London) and included partners Laura Hoyland (London) and Hadrien Servais (Brussels), and included associate Nigela Houghton (London). A team led by partner Emma Foster (London) advised the RCF lenders.

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