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Paul Mullen

Partner Corporate & Finance



Mullen Paul

Paul Mullen
Mullen Paul
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
quote mark

'He is very good at steering negotiations in a positive and productive way. He clearly has the experience and understands what the commercial points are.'

Chambers UK 2015

As well as leading the firm’s Global Banking practice, Paul Mullen acts for both lenders and borrowers at the top end of mid-market sponsor-backed financings, Paul has been particularly involved with the development of the direct lending market in Europe, advising lenders on unitranche and other types of direct lending products (including first loss/second loss, second lien, and PIK) as well as banks providing working capital and other facilities alongside the funds.

Paul's extensive experience and deep understanding of the market means that clients often call on him when they need advice on developing new and innovative products. As the head of our market leading direct lending practice, he has built strong relationships with a range of major global debt funds including Ares, Barings, Permira Debt Managers, CVC Credit, EQT, Five Arrows and Hayfin as well as banks and sponsors.

quote mark

'Paul Mullen is gaining significant traction in the alternative lending space, representing numerous debt funds in domestic and multi-jurisdictional leveraged acquisitions'

Chambers 2016

Representative experience

Barings and Bank of Ireland on the financing of Montagu Private Equity’s acquisition of intelligence business Jane’s.
Five Arrows and HSBC on the financing of Bowmark’s offer to acquire Tax Systems plc and subsequent take private.
SMBC and Park Square on the provision of term and revolving facilities to refinance OAG Group, a Vitruvian portfolio company.
Crescent Capital and Bank of Ireland on the financing of the acquisition by Montagu Private Equity of Kodak’s Flexographic Packaging Division.
Ares Management on the financing of the acquisition of Wireless Logic Group by Montagu Private Equity.
EQT Credit and Lloyds Bank on the unitranche/stretched super senior financing of the acquisition of Hydro International by Agilitas.
Bank of Ireland, Guggenheim Partners, HSBC, Lloyds and SMBC on the senior financing of the acquisition of SLR Consulting by Charterhouse Capital Partners.
Goldman Sachs in relation to the unitranche refinancing of FNZ Group.

Tinopolis Group in relation to the debt facilities provided by BlackRock, HSBC, Pemberton and SMBC in connection with management's acquisition of Vitruvian's interests.


  • The College of Law, Guildford, 1994
  • LL.B. (Hons First Class), University of Glasgow, 1992


Banking & Finance (UK), Leading Individual

Chambers Global

Acquisition Finance, Leading Individual

Legal 500 UK



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17 May 2022 | 12:00 p.m. – 17:00 p.m. GMT

Hogan Lovells Events

11 May 2022

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Global FIS Summit Series: Europe | 15 January 2019 | London