John Hutton is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Finance Department.

Mr. Hutton's experience includes advising sponsors, corporate borrowers, and debt investors across a broad range of finance transactions, with a particular focus on leveraged finance. Mr. Hutton also has experience in direct lending, special situations, and asset-based lending.

Mr. Hutton’s experience includes advising:

  • Energy Capital Partners in relation to the financing for its c. £1.3 billion take private acquisition of Biffa plc
  • Carlyle in relation to the financing for its acquisition of the Altadia Group, the largest global manufacturer of intermediate products for the production of ceramic tiles
  • Platinum Equity and its portfolio company Biscuit International in relation to the financing for the acquisition of Continental Bakeries
  • Platinum Equity in relation to the financing for its c. €3.5 billion acquisition of Urbaser, one of the world’s largest providers of environmental services
  • HSBC in relation to Iceland Foods’ £250 million senior secured bond refinancing and related super senior RCF
  • Kingsway Capital in relation to the financing for its take private acquisition of Al Fakher, a leading global producer of branded shisha
  • Caesars Entertainment, Inc. in relation to the financing for its £2.9 billion take private acquisition of William Hill PLC
  • Aernnova Aerospace Corporation SA, a portfolio company of TowerBrook Capital Partners and others, in relation to its covenant lite dividend recap financing
  • The mandated lead arrangers in relation to WIND Hellas’ €525 million senior secured bond refinancing and related super senior RCF
  • The mandated lead arrangers in relation to the financing for the c. US$1.9 billion acquisition of B&B Hotels, a French budget hotel operator
  • Triton in relation to the financing for its c. US$2.5 billion acquisition of IFCO, a reusable plastic containers business

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • LPC, Kaplan Law School, 2012
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2011

Practices