Amitaben Patel is a senior professional support lawyer in the Firm's Debt Finance Group in London.
Amita joined the London office of White & Case in August 2008. Her experience includes advising banks and sponsors in relation to leveraged finance transactions and general bank lending. Amita has spent time on secondment to Barclays and UniCredit; as well as the Firm's Singapore office. She transitioned over to her professional support role in 2017, where she supports both Debt Finance and Real Estate Finance.
Mid Europa Partners' acquisition of Danube Foods Group BV and Clates Holding BV, 2015
Amita advised Mid Europa Partners in relation to the debt financing of its acquisition of Danube Foods Group BV and Clates Holding BV.
Essex Woodlands' acquisition of EUSA Pharma, 2015
Amita advised Essex Woodlands in relation to the debt financing aspects of its acquisition of EUSA Pharma.
Ullink acquisition of NYFIX and Metabit businesses, 2014
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.
Mid Europa Partners acquisition of Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A., 2013
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.
Mid Europa Partners acquisition of Zabka Polska S.A., 2011 and 2013
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.
Debt facilities for Pharmaq group acquisition, 2013
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.
Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P., 2012
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.