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


Banking and Finance: Transactional Work, France, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Banking and Finance: Transactional
Legal 500 EMEA


Aviation Finance (France), Leading Individuals
Legal 500 EMEA


Aviation Finance (France), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Shipping Finance (France), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Recommended as a Global Leader in Transport - Aviation (Finance)
Who's Who Legal


Recommended as a National Leader in Transport - Aviation
Who's Who Legal

Education and admissions


LL.B. (Hons), Sheffield Hallam University

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

Masters, University of Paris XII


Franco – British Lawyers Society

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales


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 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 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).

General advice to a health investment company in relation to the issue of additional obligations in order to acquire a Spanish care home.

Financing for the acquisition of one Airbus A320 for Air Calédonie International.

Representing the French Government and the Hauts de France Region on their emergency €120M funding to the Arc Group (a Group of companies headed by Arc Holdings SAS)

Advising Société Générale and Ingépar re French tax lease financing of two Boeing 787 in favour of Air Tahiti Nui

Financing of EGA Transhipment Systems.

Obtention of waiver of former loan contract and new credit line for Bompard.

Financing of one heavy lifting vessel for a Taiwanese SPV owned by CDWE.

Assisting Akiem in relation to the acquisition of Macquarie European Rail Limited and its portfolio of directly managed assets comprising approximately 150 locomotives in UK and Continental Europe.

Advising Colony Capital in connection with the refinancing of ColNozay SCI's €70 million indebtedness with respect to a 21-building company property known as City of Innovation/Nokia Bell Labs.

Advising TowerBrook Capital Partners on the financing aspects (€120m unitranche bonds issue and €20m revolving credit facility) of its acquisition of the rail unit of the Consolis group.

Advising TDF Infrastructures on its €300m capex term loan facility, in order to finance the capital expenditures plans and other potential M&A activity of the TDF group.

 Advising Vivalto Group on the financing aspects (€106m senior bonds program issue and €15m PIK bonds issue) of the capital restructuration of the group Vivalto (leading provider of retirement homes).

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