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

Andrew Vickers

Associate, London

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Overview

Andrew is a Senior Associate in the Firm's Banking group in London. He 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 has spent time on secondment at HSBC in their leveraged and acquisition finance group.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

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

Languages

  • English

Experience

Unitranche acquisition financing

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-cast concrete products.

Unitranche acquisition financing

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.

Second lien financing

The second lien lenders in connection with the first and second lien financing package provided to SK Capital in relation to its further investment in, and refinancing of, its portfolio company Archroma, the Swiss-headquartered provider of specialty chemicals.

Castik Capital's acquisition of Waterlogic plc

Castik Capital on the financing aspects of its take private acquisition of Waterlogic plc, a leading provider of point-of-use water purification dispensers.

Unitranche acquisition financing

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 UK headquartered technology group.

Optimal Payments plc's acquisition of Skrill

Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Bank of Montreal as mandated lead arrangers and lenders in relation to a €500 million and $85 million financing package to fund Optimal Payments plc's acquisition of Skrill, the online global payments systems group.

Harrods financing

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.

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

Turkish private equity firms Actera Partners LP and Esas Holding A.Ş. on their acquisition of U.N. Ro-Ro İşletmeleri A.Ş. from KKR.

Publications

  • Incremental facilities: another example of European and US loan market convergence, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, March 2017, (co-author)