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Notable sponsor-side practice that is active on major matters for leading private equity firms, investment banks and traditional lenders. Well positioned to advise on the full range of financial instruments including US products, securing its position as a sought-after adviser in the LBO market. Draws on the firm's global full-service platform to provide a seamless service on cross-border and multidisciplinary issues.
One client reports: "It was an absolutely fantastic experience. They were very competent and client-friendly - best in class when it comes to financing."
Clients agree the firm has a "fantastic sponsor-side practice."
Other clients note: "They have been extremely professional and very commercial," adding: "They are considered thought leaders both on the lender and borrower side."
Acted for Bain Capital on the acquisition of a 60% stake in Kantar from WPP.
Tom Richards is noted for his expert representation of private equity sponsors, whom he advises on the gamut of leveraged finance matters. He is regularly sought after to assist clients on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.
"Tom is a superstar. He is very quick, commercial and works well with a range of people." "He is a great lawyer: very client-focused, yet also very strong technically and focused on detail." "He is a very good operator and prolific at the high end of the market."
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