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What the team is known for

Exceptional team of highly skilled practitioners advising on complex financings for borrowers and sponsors, with regular work for investment banks and private equity funds. Continues to be a strong presence in the European leveraged finance market thanks to its acute understanding of high-yield issues and masterful handling of UK and US hybrid transactions. Particularly noted for its strength in acquisition financing and unitranche matters. Recognised for lender-side work acting for both institutional and alternative lender clients.

Strengths

Clients say: "Ropes & Gray are excellent. They provide great client service, and the team are extremely responsive and the people are personable."

Another client adds: "The cross-border coordination is helpful and they are thorough and thoughtful in their advice.."

"They are very good - easy to work with and well coordinated on the deals," says a source.

Work highlights

Advised Liberty Global on the financing arrangements for its proposed public-to-private acquisition of Swiss telecoms group Sunrise Communications.

Advised Alcentra on its provision of a second lien facility to fund the acquisition of Audiotonix by Ardian.

Advised 3i Investments as sponsor on a £65 million term loan B/revolving credit facility for the acquisition of MPM Topco.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Robb has a growing reputation for his work in the leveraged finance space. He is noted for his stellar representation of sponsor, borrower and lender clients on domestic and cross-border financings.
"Alexander Robb is one of the sharpest minds out there. He is a very bright and very technically capable individual. He is a go-to person if I have a very complicated structured product or deal." "When it comes to drafting documents and understanding points, Alexander can turn his hand to almost anything - he is excellent." "He is a pleasure to work with, very smart, thinks deeply and is super proactive."

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Overview

Representing commercial banks, bank holding companies, thrifts and other financial services firms globally, Ropes & Gray banking attorneys navigate clients through the complex array of unique regulatory and other legal requirements impacting their industry.

Ropes & Gray’s finance team provides 21st-century technology and capabilities with personal client service. Our value enhancing services have earned us recognition as top-tier advisors in large cap and middle market financings.

To learn more about our banking practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/banking.aspx

To learn more about our finance practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/finance.aspx

Banking & Finance

Ropes & Gray LLP

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60 Ludgate Hill

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7AW

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