Banks, debt funds and borrowers turn to Jo when they need advice on a wide variety of financing structures such as senior, mezzanine and unitranche/super senior financing arrangements on acquisitions and other leveraged finance transactions.
Jo is a young and dynamic partner in our banking team, where she focuses her practice on acquisition and leveraged finance transactions.Jo's close relationships with some of the very early debt funds in the UK market means she has been at the forefront of the development of the unitranche product, and indeed worked on one of the very first unitranche financings in the London market back in 2008. To deal with Jo is commercial, practical and user-friendly. In 2015, Jo was named in The Lawyer's 'Hot 100' list and in Financial News' '40 under 40 Rising Stars in Legal Services”.
Acting for the senior lenders on the refinancing of Immediate Media
acting for the Bestway Group in connection with the financing of their acquisition of the The Co-Op Pharmacy.
Advising Babson Capital, Barclays, HayFin, SocGen and Tikehau in relation to Bridgepoint Development Capital's €80m refinancing of French caravan park operator Siblu.
Advising Bank of Ireland, GE Capital, ING, LBG and a major financial institution on the refinancing of the Mayborn Group.
Advising GE Capital, LBG and a major financial institution in relation to Exponent's acquisition of BBC magazines
Advising HSBC and Investec on the financing of Easynet Global Solutions.
Acting for the senior lenders on the financing of the take private of Chime plc by Providence Equity Partners.
Acting for the super senior lender in relation to the provision of revolving credit and unitranche facilities for Unicom
Advising the senior lenders on the refinancing of QA-IQ Group.