Dionne Boahene

Associate, London



Dionne Boahene is an associate in the firm's Debt Finance practice group in London. Dionne's experience includes acting for lenders, borrowers, and sponsors on various cross-border and emerging markets transactions including leveraged acquisition financing, general bank lending, and trade finance.

Dionne spent one year on secondment to the in-house legal team at Moove, a mobility fintech scale-up operating across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, providing vehicle financing to ride-hailing drivers.

Dionne trained at the firm and spent time in the International Arbitration, Debt Finance, and Commercial Litigation practice groups in London. She also spent six months on secondment to the firm's Johannesburg office, working with both the Project Development & Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions teams.

Dionne is committed to pro bono work and was a recipient of the White & Case 2021 Pro Bono Award. She has worked with various pro bono clients, including Know Your Rights Camp, the International Federation of the Red Cross, the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, and European Lawyers in Lesvos.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
BPP University
LLB (Hons), City
University of London
BA (Hons), Economics and International Relations
University of Toronto


Representative experience on Debt Finance transactions includes acting for:

  • Blackstone Credit, Sixth Street, Park Square Capital, SMBC and the other term financiers on CVC Capital Partners' acquisition of a majority interest in Sogelink Group, a leading European provider of software solutions for infrastructure, construction and property management professionals.
  • Triton Investment Management Limited on the financing aspects of its £1.2 billion recommended takeover offer for Clinigen Group plc, through funds managed by leading private equity firm Triton.
  • Santander and HSBC, as revolving credit facilities lenders, on the debt financing package to support Caffè Nero's refinancing of all its debt.
  • Credit Suisse and African Export-Import Bank on €1 billion syndicated secured loan facility to Bank of Industry, Nigeria's domestic development finance institution focused on the development of the country's industrial sector.
  • Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in relation to various sovereign loan borrowing or sovereign guaranteed facilities.
  • Export-Import Bank of India as lender in relation to a US$100 million long term credit line facility for ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development.
  • Moove in connection with its provision of vehicle financing to ride-hailing drivers in markets across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, including advising Moove on financing transactions for the acquisition of vehicles to be operational in the UK, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.
  • Puma Energy on its core 2020 corporate syndicated facilities and on the amendment of various trade financing facilities.
  • Puma Energy in relation to its US$225m trade receivables purchase program.
  • African Development Bank on the amendment of its US$20 million structured soft commodity financing for the Meridian group in Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.