Alexander Premont

Alexander has been described in Legal 500 2015 as "reactive and flexible" and a "brilliant professional".

Legal 500, 2015

Alexander Premont regularly advises financial institutions, alternative credit providers, corporates and private equity sponsors on acquisition/leveraged financings (particularly in the insurance, hotel, and transportation industries), asset and insurance financings.

Alexander has a breadth of leverage product knowledge (including European and U.S. Term Loan B (TLB), covenant-lite, PIK, unitranche, super senior structures and pari high yield bond transactions).

Alexander is regularly involved in a broad range of asset financings, representing banks, equity investors, lessors and lessees. Asset sectors include aircraft/business-jets, ships/super-yachts, rail, other big ticket assets and real estate.

Additionally, Alexander advises a number of banks and insurance market participants on finance facilities supporting their funds at Lloyd's and other insurance/ reinsurance financings. Alexander has been involved in the financing of several insurance M&A transactions and has developed extensive experience in the regulated area of insurance company financings.

Awards and recognitions

2018

Next Generation Lawyer (Banking, Aviation Finance and Shipping Finance)
Legal 500

Education and admissions

Education

LL.B (Hons), Sheffield Hallam University

L.P.C., Inns of Court School of Law, London

Masters, University of Paris XII

Memberships

Franco – British Lawyers Society

Bar admissions and qualifications

England and Wales

Paris

Representative experience

Advising Swissport on its €325M TLB financing for the acquisition of Aerocare, the number one ground handling operator in Australia.

Advising Vacances Bleues Hôtels (a major player in the tourism industry) on the financing of its acquisition of the Humanis hotel portfolio.

Advising Tikehau Capital on its investment into the capital of Filiassur and the related financing for the acquisition.

Advising HNA on their €660m TLB facility, CHF150m RCF and Rule144A/Reg S offering of €400m SSNs and €290m SNs regarding the CHF2.7bn acquisition of Swissport Group.

Advising Ascot as part of the debt financing and funds at Lloyd's aspects of its $1.1 billion acquisition by CPPIB from AIG.

Advising Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (EdRIP) on the financing of the acquisition of TimeOne, French leader in online marketing.

Advising IDI and ORCA Development on the financing of ORCA's acquisition of FAIT PLAST S.p.A (the leading European manufacturer of technical thermoplastic films).

Advising Société Générale in respect of its €250M COSME Guarantee Agreement with the European Investment Fund (EIF).

Advising ING Bank, Lloyds Bank, and National Australia Bank on using letter of credit facilities to satisfy underwriting obligations of large insurance and reinsurance groups.

Advising BNP Paribas on various debt financings for superyachts and corporate jets for a range of private clients.

Advising UBS on various debt and lease financings for corporate jets for a range of private clients.

Advising HNA on the financing of the acquisition of the Carlson Hotels group.

Advising the Carlyle Group in the financings of the senior facilities for the acquisitions of the B&B Group and the Sermeta Group.

Advising Marubeni Corporation and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan on financing the acquisition of Seajacks International.

Advising institutional investors in connection with private placement financings for SBM Offshore (Marine Money Offshore Deal of the Year 2013).

Advising Vodafone on its €3.86bn and $3.935bn revolving credit facilities.

Advising institutional investors in connection with a private placement financing for Teekay to finance the construction and delivery of suezmax shuttle tankers built by Samsung.

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