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Anya Polyakova is an associate in the Firm's Banking group in London. Anya has experience advising major financial institutions, direct lenders and corporate borrowers in relation to senior, PIK and unitranche financings for cross-border leveraged acquisition and other general lending transactions.
Anya spent six months on secondment in the Firm's Singapore office in 2014, where she worked with the Bank Finance team with a focus on major financial institution lending in South-East Asia. Anya has also recently completed a secondment to the European Principal Group at Oaktree Capital Management, where she provided legal support to the deal team on traditional private equity and distress-for-control and direct lending transactions.
Advising the unitranche lender in connection with the debt financing of a leading global private equity firm's recapitalisation of its German business for the international supply of high-value hydrocarbon and specialty chemicals.
Advising a leading European bank acting as lender on an amendment to a margin loan senior facilities agreement in connection with a USD 500 million increase, introduction of availability of letters of credit and Borrower redomiciliation.
Advising Amigo Loans Ltd, a leading lender in the UK guarantor loan market, in connection with a £57 million super senior revolving facility to sit alongside the issuance of £275 million senior secured notes by another group company.
Advising Goldman Sachs Bank USA in connection with a EUR 75 million senior facilities agreement and EUR 25 million PIK facility agreement for the financing of Apax Partners Midmarket SAS's acquisition of Cabovisão – Televisão por Cabo, S.A. and its subsidiaries.
Advising Nomura International plc in connection with a £175 million bridge facility to finance the acquisition of the University of Law by Global University Systems group as well as an up to £20 million super senior credit facility for general corporate purposes. The bridge facility has been taken out by £234.4 million 8.000% senior secured notes due 2020, in connection to which we represented Nomura International plc as initial purchaser.
Advising GSO Capital Partners LP in connection with the debt financing for the acquisition of Ibstock Group Limited and Glen-Gery Corporation by funds managed by Bain Capital Europe, LLP.
Advising GSO Capital Partners LP in connection with its financing of Oaktree Capital Management's acquisition of Ainscough Crane Hire group, a major UK crane rental company, from Goldman Sachs and TPG.