Hafsa Raza

Associate, London



Hafsa is an Associate in the Firm's Debt Finance Practice in London. Hafsa's experience includes advising financial institutions and corporate borrowers in relation to a wide range of financing transactions, including cross-border acquisition finance, leveraged finance, general bank lending and restructuring.

Hafsa completed a secondment to the Global Markets team at Nomura in 2019 and a secondment at Blackstone Credit in 2020. Hafsa is currently on secondment to our New York office.

Hafsa trained at the Firm and qualified in September 2018. As a trainee, Hafsa spent time in our Debt Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Restructuring and Insolvency practice groups and spent six months on secondment to our Dubai office.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School
University of Leeds


TES Global, 2023
Representation of the existing lenders to TES Global on the bolt-on acquisitions of Teach Starter and The Safeguarding Company.

Financing for acquisition of Carton Pack, 2022
Representation of Ares Management funds on the subscription of senior guaranteed and secured floating rate notes issued by CP Bidco, a subsidiary of A&M Capital Europe, for the acquisition by A&M Capital Europe of the entire share capital of CPH, the holding company that directly controls Carton Pack.

Caffè Nero debt financing, 2022
Representation of Santander and HSBC, as revolving credit facility lenders, on the debt financing package to support Caffè Nero's refinancing of all its debt, with Lazard acting as financial adviser.

Financing for Lovell Minnick Partners' Take-Private Acquisition of Charles Taylor plc, 2020
Representation of Royal Bank of Canada as global co-ordinator, senior lead arranger and original lender, on the debt financing package to support Lovell Minnick Partners' take-private acquisition of Charles Taylor plc, the leading international provider of professional services and technology solutions to the global insurance market.

Inflexion's Acquisition of Estera, 2019
Representation of Inflexion Private Equity on the financing of the acquisition of Estera, a leading global provider of funds, corporate and trust services.

Seadrill Limited, 2018
Representation of the coordinating committee of senior secured lenders in the restructuring through US chapter 11 proceedings of Seadrill Limited, one of the world's largest offshore drilling companies.

Barings Global Advisers and Goldman Sachs, 2017
Representation of Barings Global Advisers Limited and Goldman Sachs Private Capital as arrangers on the refinancing of existing liabilities of Cordenka GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.

Financing for CVC's Acquisition of Pasubio, 2017
Representation of the financing banks on the acquisition by CVC Capital Partners of Pasubio S.p.A., a specialised producer of luxury automotive upholstery and manufacturered leather.