Shane McDonald | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Shane McDonald
Shane McDonald

Shane McDonald

Partner, London

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Overview

Shane is a partner in the Firm's Global Banking Practice. Shane's practice focuses on the representation of major commercial and investment banks in connection with complex cross-border acquisition financing transactions.

Prior to joining White & Case, Shane spent four years as the finance lawyer at a leading private equity firm, where he was involved with a large number of market leading deals, including the acquisition of Xella with a €1.625 billion LBO loan, which transformed "covenant lite" documents used in the European leveraged finance market. Clients benefit from Shane's transactional experience and commercial insight from his time in private equity. Shane has more than twelve years of experience and was previously an associate in the London office of two leading international firms.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • LLB, Monash University
  • BA, Monash University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Notable transactions in which Shane has been involved prior to joining the firm include:

The financing aspects of a US Private Equity Fund's acquisition of Imerys Roofing, one of the leading roofing suppliers in the French construction market. The transaction was financed via a €480 million TLB first lien facility, €100 million TLB second lien facility and a €90 million revolving credit facility.

The financing aspects of a US Private Equity Fund's acquisition of Stark Group, the largest Nordic distributor of building materials. The transaction was financed via €515 million senior secured notes, €100 million revolving credit facility and €100 million PIK notes.

The financing aspects of a US Private Equity Fund's acquisition of the Xella Group, a German-based market leader in building solutions. This deal won the "EMEA Leveraged Loan" of the year at the International Financing Review Awards 2017. The transaction was financed via a €1.45 billion TLB facility and €175 million revolving credit facility.

The financing aspects of a US Private Equity Fund's bolt-on acquisition of Ursa Insulation, a leading European insulation provider. The transaction was financed via a €330 million TLB2 facility.

The financing aspects of a US Private Equity Fund's acquisition of Esmalglass- Itaca Grupo, a leading producer of intermediate tile products sold directly to ceramic tile manufacturers. The transaction was financed via a €375 million TLB facility and a €60 million revolving credit facility.

The financing aspects of US Private Equity Fund's acquisition of MRH Group, the U.K.'s largest independent operator of service stations. The transaction was financed via a £280 million TLB1 facility, a €260 million TLB2 facility, £50 million capex/acquisition facility and £50 million revolving credit facility.

The financing aspects of a US Private Equity Fund's acquisition of N&W Global Vending (renamed Evoca), a European focused vending machine business. N&W Global Vending issued €300 million Senior Secured Notes and €100 million Secured Second Lien Notes in connection with refinancing the acquisition.

The financing aspects of a US Private Equity Fund and US Investments Bank's joint acquisition of Ontex N.V., a producer of hygiene products. The transaction was financed via €600 million facilities and a €50 million revolving credit facility. 

Special Situations:

The financing aspects of a US Private Equity Fund’s acquisition of the "Sand" portfolio of performing and non performing Irish residential loans with an original principal balance of €825 million. The acquisition was financed with a €280 million warehouse facility.

The financing aspects of a US Private Equity Fund’s acquisition of the "Paris" portfolio of non-performing Irish loans with an original principal balance of €1.165 million. The acquisition was financed with a €560 million warehouse facility.