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Kathryn Merryfield

Kathryn Merryfield

Linklaters LLP


Kathryn specialises in leveraged and investment grade acquisition and syndicated finance.

Her recent experience has included advising Apax in relating to the financing made available to support its offer to acquire Laureate Education; CGG in relation to its debt facilities; Apollo on the debt facilities made available to acquire Verallia; CACIB as the Mandated Lead Arranger on the refinancing of the Ileos group; the underwriters in relation to the senior secured notes and super senior revolving credit facility made available to Histoire d’Or; the mandated lead arrangers in relation to the financing made available for the acquisition of the Vedici group by CVC; the underwriters on the senior secured notes and super senior revolving credit facility made available to Quick; the mandated lead arrangers in relation to the revolving facilities made available to Picard in the context of its senior secured notes refinancing; Alliance Automotive Group on its refinancing via a private placement and super senior revolving facility; advising the underwriters on the super senior revolving credit facility made available to Maisons du Monde SAS; Montagu Private Equity on the leveraged acquisition financing for St Hubert.

Kathryn is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners Global and Europe 2016 and clients appreciate her dual experience with English and French law and her keen understanding of the market, saying she offers ‘perfect knowledge of the market precedents and great technical mastery, which inspires great trust in discussion and management of issues throughout the process’.

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