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Amitaben Patel is an associate in the Firm's Banking group and joined the London office of White & Case in August 2008. Her experience includes advising banks in relation to acquisition finance transactions and general bank lending.
Amitaben was seconded to the Singapore office for six months as part of her training prior to qualification.
Amita advised Mid Europa Partners in relation to the debt financing of its acquisition of Danube Foods Group BV and Clates Holding BV.
Amita advised Essex Woodlands in relation to the debt financing aspects of its acquisition of EUSA Pharma.
Amita advised Ullink, a French software company and HgCapital portoflio company, on its US$125 million acquisition financing of NYFIX and Metabit businesses from Intercontinental Exchange Inc.
Amita advised Mid Europa Partners in connection with PLN140 million term and revolving facilities agreement entered into with Bank Pekao S.A. (UniCredit subsidiary) for financing the acquisition of 100% of shares in Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A., a leading Polish cable car operator.
Amita advised Mid Europa Partners in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Zabka Polska S.A., owner of a large Polish-based network of convenience stores branded Zabka, from the Czech firm Penta Investments Limited.
Amita also advised Mid Europa Partners in connection with the amendment and restatement of its term and revolving facilities agreement to capitalise on good performance and allow for further expansion plans in Poland.
Amita advised Danske Bank A/S, Nordea Bank Norge ASA and Bank of Ireland as arrangers of NOK 815 million term and revolving facilities to fund the acquisition of Pharmaq group by European private equity firm Permira.
Amita was part of the international team which advised Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P., a US-based private equity fund manager, and certain of its affiliates ('Pegasus') on its acquisition of the resort and spa business of Bangkok-based Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. This transaction won the 2012 M&A Deal of the Year award at the 23rd Annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong.