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Andrew Vickers is a Senior Associate in the Firm's Banking group in London. Andrew has experience advising direct lenders, major financial institutions, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers across senior, junior and unitranche financings, with a particular focus on cross-border leveraged acquisition finance transactions. Andrew completed a secondment to HSBC's leveraged and acquisition finance group in 2015.
Andrew advised the unitranche lender in connection with the financing of Bain Capital's acquisition of a European group specialising in the design and manufacture of high performance pre-case concrete products.
Andrew advised the unitranche lender in connection with the financing of Bain Capital's acquisition of an Italian tyre wholesaler by way of the issuance of Italian mini-bonds.
Andrew advised Castik Capital on the financing aspects of its take private acquisition of Waterlogic plc, a leading provider of point-of-use water purification dispensers. The 151 pence per share acquisition valued the AIM-listed company at £125 million and represented Castik's first transaction since being established in 2014.
Andrew advised the private debt division of an independent private equity investment company on its provision of a £155 million unitranche financing facility to a US private equity investment company in order to finance the acquisition of a technology group.
Andrew advised the owner of Harrods, the world famous Knightsbridge department store, in connection with its £900 million secured financing package provided by a club of banks consisting of Barclays, HSBC and Qatar National Bank.
Andrew advised the mandated lead arrangers (Barclays, Bank of Montreal and Deutsche Bank) in relation to a €500 million and $85 million financing package put in place to fund Optimal Payments plc's acquisition of Skrill, the online global payments systems group.
Andrew advised Turkish private equity firms Actera Partners LP and Esas Holding A.Ş. on their acquisition of U.N. Ro-Ro İşletmeleri A.Ş. from leading global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Established in 1994 by a number of international transport companies, U.N. Ro-Ro is one of the fastest growing freight shipping and port owners and operators in the Mediterranean, with an enterprise value of US$1 billion.