Charles Armstrong

  • Partner
  • Echarles.armstrong@lw.com
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1896
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Profile

Charles Armstrong is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Banking Practice.

Mr. Armstrong focuses on domestic and cross-border leveraged finance and restructuring transactions acting for both sponsors and corporates across multi-tiered capital structures including the full range of bank and bond/bridge, first and second lien, bank and mezzanine, and holdco PIK transactions.

Experience

Mr. Armstrong's experience includes representing:

  • The Carlyle Group in relation to the financing for its acquisition of a majority stake in END
  • Issa Brothers and TDR Capital in relation to the financing for their acquisition of ASDA supermarket 
  • EG Group in relation to the senior debt financing for its acquisition of the UK Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise
  • Kingsway Capital in relation to its take private acquisition of Al Fakher, a leading global producer of branded shisha 
  • Entain plc (formerly GVC plc) in relation to its USD term loan refinancing
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners and its portfolio company, Aernnova Aerospace Corporation SA, in relation to its covenant lite dividend recap financing
  • The Carlyle Group in relation to the senior debt financing for its acquisition of a 37% stake in Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U
  • Equistone in relation to the debt financing for the acquisition of Moody’s Knowledge Services
  • The Carlyle Group in relation to its bank/bond financing for the acquisition of the Forgital Group 
  • A leading private equity sponsor in relation to the fund guarantee backed financing provided to one of its portfolio groups
  • EQT in relation to a loan note financing provided to an Italian portfolio group
  • The Carlyle Group and Investindustrial in relation to the bank/bond financing for their joint venture acquisition of Flos, B&B Italia, and Louis Paulsen
  • The Carlyle Group in relation to its senior debt financing for the acquisition of the Codorniu Raventós Group 
  • British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and Preservation Capital Partners Limited in relation to the unitranche financing for their acquisition of the BMS Group
  • The Carlyle Group in relation to its loan note refinancing for Golden Goose
  • The Carlyle Group in relation to the loan note financing for Twinset SpA
  • Leonard Green Partners in relation to the debt financing for its acquisition of CPA Global
  • Hellman & Friedman in relation to its first and second lien financing for the public to private acquisition of the Nets Group
  • The Caryle Group in relation to the covenant-loose dividend recap financing provided to Comdata SpA
  • Onex Corporation in relation to the senior debt financing for its acquisition of Survitec Group Limited
  • Nordic Capital and the Lindorff Group in relation to the acquisition and financing of the Aktua Group
  • A leading private equity sponsor in relation to various pik holdco financings provided in relation to certain portfolio group
 

 

 

Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
Education
  • Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, 2001
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School, 2000
  • BA (Hons), University of West London, 1997
Industries
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
Languages
  • English
Practices
  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Restructuring & Special Situations
  • Private Equity
  • Private Equity Finance