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Aidan Drinkwater is a senior associate in Banking at White & Case's London office. Aidan has experience advising major financial institutions, private equity sponsors, and multi-national corporates (public and private) on a broad range of issues in banking law, with a particular emphasis on cross-border leveraged finance and private equity finance transactions, involving a range of complex capital and acquisition structures.
Since June 2017, Aidan has been on a senior client secondment to the execution desk for the Leveraged Debt Capital Markets team at Deutsche Bank (London), and prior to joining White & Case, practised banking law at a leading Australian law firm.
Advising major packaging group on refinancing of US Term Loan B by way of A$750m domestic facilities to prepare for December 2013 initial public offering (IPO) and on its entry into a US$900m TLB and A$100m revolving facility arranged by J.P. Morgan (New York) to effect a business recapitalisation.
Advising a banking syndicate on a US$1.25b financing of the acquisition of a large helicopter services company by a US-based private equity house and the subsequent refinancing by way of the issue of US$1.1b bonds and a US$300m revolving facility.
Advising a senior syndicate providing a A$150m revolving trade credit facility to a large manufacturer and supplier of fertiliser products/services. Concurrently acted for a leading Australian bank providing a junior bilateral line.
Advising a US investment management firm which provided A$30m of structurally subordinated loan notes issued to fund media company's share buyback.
Advising a leading Australian mezzanine financier on a range of investor-backed financings used to fund the acquisition and development of multiple major commercial properties with values of A$150m.
The rise and fall of purchase money security interests at general law and under article 9 regimes, Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, March 2010