Andrew Vickers | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Andrew Vickers
Andrew Vickers

Andrew Vickers

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1245

E andrew.vickers@whitecase.com

Overview

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.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • LPC, Nottingham Law School
  • LLB (Hons), Law, University of Durham

Languages

  • English

Experience

Unitranche acquisition financing

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.

Unitranche acquisition financing

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.

Castik Capital's acquisition of Waterlogic plc

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.

Unitranche acquisition financing

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.

Harrods financing

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.

Optimal Payments plc's acquisition of Skrill

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.

Actera Partners' and Esas Holding's acquisition of U.N. Ro-Ro, 2014

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.