Joseph Kimberling represents private equity sponsors, borrowers, issuers, and financial institutions in leveraged finance transactions and refinancing matters, with a particular focus on cross-border acquisition financing.

Mr. Kimberling helps clients navigate a broad spectrum of debt capital structures and financing matters, including:

  • Senior / mezzanine financing
  • Bank / bond financing
  • Bridge financing
  • Holdco / PIK facilities and notes
  • First lien / second lien financing
  • Unitranche loans
  • Post-IPO financings
  • Public-to-private takeover financing
  • Margin loans

Drawing on strong technical ability and broad market knowledge, Mr. Kimberling distills complex concepts into commercial advice that reflects the latest developments in the market. He understands the flexibility clients need, advocates strongly for their interests, and finds solutions to get the deal done.

He has an established track record of successfully executing market-leading transactions within the European and US leveraged finance markets, having worked in the firm’s London; New York; and Washington, D.C. offices.

Mr. Kimberling’s experience includes advising:

Senior Financing

  • PAI Partners on its acquisition of SGD Pharma
  • Nordic Capital on refinancing GHD Gesundheits

Post-IPO Financings

  • ConvaTec on its post-IPO refinancing
  • Paysafe on its post-IPO refinancing
  • SIG Combibloc on its post-IPO refinancing


  • Astorg Partners on its acquisition of certain assets of Xceptor Group
  • Nordic Capital on its acquisitions of:
    • Consilium Marine & Safety Group
    • Ober Scharrer Gruppe
    • Prospitalia Group

First Lien / Second Lien Facilities

  • Onex on its acquisition of the Parkdean Group
  • PAI Partners and Froneri on Froneri’s acquisition of Nestle USA’s ice cream business
  • Triton Partners on its acquisition of IFCO

Public-to-Private Takeover Financing

  • Blackstone on its public-to-private acquisition of Applegreen
  • Blackstone and CVC Partners on the public-to-private acquisition of the Paysafe Group
  • Nordic Capital on its public-to-private acquisition of ADVANZ Pharma
  • R12 Kapital on the bank and bond financing for the public-to-private acquisition of Oriflame

Bank / Bond Financing

  • Bain Capital on its acquisition of Italmatch
  • Lone Star and Evoca on Evoca’s bank/bond financing
  • Nordic Capital and Apax on the refinancing of Unilabs
  • Nordic Capital on its acquisition of the Lindorff Group
  • Onex on its acquisition of Clarivate Analytics

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, College of Law, England and Wales
    with distinction
  • LLB Law, University of Nottingham
    First Class

Languages Spoken

  • German