Jacqueline Evans

Partner, London


Jacqueline Evans is the recipient of extensive praise from market sources, one of whom explains: “She’s incredibly thorough, very intelligent, and thinks eight steps ahead on every issue - she’s just astonishing.”
Chambers UK 2017


Jacqueline focuses on big-ticket leveraged buyout finance work at all levels of the debt capital structure.

Her clients include lenders, borrowers and private equity houses. She guides mainstream businesses through major financial deals in order to secure the outcomes they need for success.

She regularly handles multijurisdictional transactions and works closely with colleagues from White & Case's international offices to meet her clients' needs.

Jacqueline is recommended by Chambers UK 2017 and The Legal 500 UK 2016 and is commended by sources as an experienced practitioner. One client commented that she has very good "insight into the market."

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
University of Manchester


Global University Systems, 2016
Jacqueline advised Goldman Sachs International in connection with a £50 million bridge facility to Global University Systems to finance certain acquisitions as well as a credit facility for general corporate purposes. The bridge facility has been taken out by the tap issuance of £77.3 million principal amount of the issuer's 8.00% senior secured notes due 2020, in connection to which we represented Goldman Sachs International as initial purchaser.

Cabovisão, 2016
Jacqueline advised Goldman Sachs Bank USA in connection with a €75 million senior facilities agreement and €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.

Caixa Economical Federal, 2015
Jacqueline advised Credit Suisse in connection with a USD1 billion facility to Caixa Economical Federal, a government-owned financial institution in Brazil.

The University of Law, 2015
Jacqueline advised 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.

RB Group, 2014
Jacqueline advised Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank as Joint Lead Arrangers in connection with US$800 million in senior secured credit facilities to RB Group, plc, a UK public company that produces and distributes home and hygiene products.

Nair & Co., 2014
Jacqueline advised HgCapital on the financing for a recap and acquisition facility for the merger of its portfolio company, Nair & Co., with High Street Partners (a portfolio company of Baird Capital) to create a new company called Radius.

MergerMarket, 2014
Jacqueline advised UBS, HSBC and Mizuho Bank as joint lead arrangers and lead bookrunners and UBS as administrative agent in respect to first-lien and second-lien credit agreements (£150 million and £70 million respectively) provided to finance BC Partners' acquisition of the MergerMarket Group from the Financial Times Group.

Innovia Group, 2014
She advised Innovia Group, a leading manufacturer of specialty films and polymer substrates used in banknote production, on its €342 million senior secured floating rate notes and super senior revolving credit facility.

Cartrawler, 2014
She advised the lead arrangers on the financing for BC Partners' successful bid for Cartrawler, a global provider of car rental solutions.

Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A., 2013
Jacqueline advised Mid Europa Partners in connection with PLN140 million term and revolving facilities agreement entered into with Bank Pekao S.A. (UniCredit subsidiary) for financing the acquisition of 100% of shares in Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A., a leading Polish cable car operator.

Pharmaq, 2013
She advised Danske Bank A/S, Nordea Bank Norge ASA and Bank of Ireland as arrangers with respect to term and revolving facilities of up to NOK 815 million in connection with the acquisition of the Pharmaq group by European private equity firm, Permira.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Chambers UK 2014, Chambers Europe 2014, Chambers Global 2014, The Legal 500 UK 2014
Banking and Finance