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 trained at the firm and spent time in our International Arbitration, Debt Finance, and Commercial Litigation practice groups in London. She also spent six months on secondment to our 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 Pro Bono Award in 2020 for her work with various pro bono clients, including Know Your Rights Camp, the International Federation of the Red Cross, and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.
Representative experience on Debt Finance transactions includes acting for:
- 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.
- Credit Suisse and African Export-Import Bank on €1 billion syndicated secured loan facility to Bank of Industry, Nigeria, Nigeria's domestic development finance institution focused on the development of Nigeria's industrial sector.
- 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.