Katie Hicks

Partner, London

Biography

Overview

Katie Hicks is a partner in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group in London.

Katie specializes in infrastructure acquisition financings and refinancings, acting for both infrastructure sponsors and finance providers. She has extensive experience of bank lending, European instructional funding, US private placements and structured financing platforms across a broad spectrum of infrastructure assets.

Katie is ranked as a 'Leading Individual' in Legal 500 UK for Energy and Infrastructure and noted by clients as an 'exceptional finance lawyer'. Chambers UK: Infrastructure also report that, 'She is knowledgeable, commercial and very responsive.'

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
GDL & LPC
College of Law, London
BA
St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford
Languages
English

Experience

Representation of Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in relation to the financing for the purchase of a 60% stake in National Grid plc's UK gas transmission and metering business (NGG) through a consortium led by MAM

Representation of Värtan Gas, an independent and regulated gas Distribution System Operator, on the refinancing of its debt

Representation of the funders on the establishment of the multi-creditor rated midco and opco common terms platform for LBC

Representation of the funders to Evos B.V., an FSI portfolio company, on the establishment of the multi-creditor common terms platform

Representation of the funders on the certain funds financing for the acquisition of the Oystercatcher Terminals by Evos B.V.

Representation of Infrastructure Investments Fund, an investment vehicle advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management, on its acquisition of GETEC, one of Europe's leading sustainable energy service companies for real estate and industrial customers (including related acquisition financing at both senior and junior levels).

Representation of the funders on the Värmevärden and Adven refinancing including a platform and bank and PP debt

Representation of the funders in relation to the junior platform financing of Adven Group, a provider of sustainable and business critical energy infrastructure and services in Finland, Sweden and Estonia*

Representation of the funders in relation to a holdco financing for MSIP's controlled entity that is a majority shareholder in VTG

Representation of the funders in relation to a holdco financing for OMERS's controlled entity that is a minority shareholder in VTG

Representation of a consortium comprising of AXA Real Estate Investment Managers SGP and Swiss Life Asset Managers in relation to the senior and holdco financing for their bid for Lyntia

Representation of a consortium comprising of AXA Real Estate Investment Managers SGP and Lægernes Pension - Pensionskassen For Læger in relation to the holdco institutional financing for their bid for a minority shareholding in Norlys Tele Service A/S

Representation of a consortium led by Macquarie Asset Management, together with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and MEAG (the asset manager of Munich Re and Ergo) on the consortium's acquisition of Reden Solar, a French-based developer, financer, builder and operator of solar power plants across Europe and Latin America, from InfraVia Capital Partners and Eurazeo

Representation of the funders to DigitalBridge in relation to both senior and junior financing for its successful bid for 100% of the issued shares in Telenet NewCo NV

Representation of Open Fiber in relation to the establishment of the multi-creditor common terms platform, including bank and PP debt

Representation of the lenders to 3i on its acquisition and roll-out financing for its successful bid for DNS:NET Internet Service, a German fibre and ISP business

Representation of funders on the refinancing of Airband, a UK provider of alternative broadband for rural homes and businesses

Representation of the funders in relation to the establishment of the multi-creditor common terms platform, including bank and PP debt, for a Dutch portfolio of data centres

Representation of an infrastructure fund in relation to the certain funds financing for their unsuccessful bid for Green Mountain

Representation of funders in relation to certain funds financing for an unsuccessful bid for a minority stake in Telia's Finnish and Norwegian tower business

Representation of the funders in relation to a holdco financing for MSIP's controlled entity that is a majority shareholder in VTG

Representation of the funders in relation to a holdco financing for OMERS's controlled entity that is a minority shareholder in VTG

Representation of funders to DWS in relation to the midco bank bridge financing for its successful bid for Ermewa in a consortium with CDPQ and a subsequent PP debt take out

Representation of the sponsors on the certain funds financing for their unsuccessful bid for Aves One

Representation of funders in relation to the establishment of the new multi-billion multi-creditor common terms platform for the refinancing of the existing debt of Cross London Trains, one of the largest single fleet rolling stock owners in Europe*

Representation of Beacon Rail Leasing and JP Morgan Asset Management, on the €1.45 billion equivalent refinancing of Beacon Rail Leasing's senior debt facilities into a new multi-creditor common terms platform for their European business and continuous representation on the ongoing taps

Representation of Italo, an Italian high-speed train operator, on a €1.1 billion syndicated loan, which in 2019 was the world's largest green loan in the transport sector*

Representation of DIF and PGGM in relation to the certain funds financing for their successful bid for Fudura

Representation of the funders to an infrastructure fund on the certain funds financing for their bid for a German medical business

An infrastructure fund on the certain funds financing for their unsuccessful bid for Infrareal

Representation of the funders to an infrastructure fund on the certain funds financing for their unsuccessful bid for an Italian and German medical business

Representation of OTPP and Westerleigh Crematorium on the refinancing*

Representation of Bristol Airport and the Sponsors (comprising SunSuper, StepStone, New South Wales Treasury Corporation, and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board) in the amendment and extension of a holdco liquidity facility

Awards and Recognition

Up and Coming, Infrastructure, Chambers UK 2021