Philipp Hagenbuch is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Banking Practice. Mr. Hagenbuch’s experience includes advising private equity sponsors, financial institutions, and corporate borrowers across a broad range of cross-border finance transactions, with a focus on acquisition and leveraged financing.


Mr. Hagenbuch’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Brookfield Asset Management on its bid to acquire thyssenkrupp Elevator, a leading international provider of elevator technology with operations in more than 1,000 locations worldwide, headquartered in Germany
  • Hellman & Friedman in connection with the term loan and bond financing to fund its acquisition of a controlling interest in security services provider, Securitas Direct (and subsequent financings)
  • A consortium, led by Astorg and Cinven, on the financing for their acquisition of LGC, a global leader in the life sciences tools sector
  • J.P. Morgan Securities in relation to an up to €750 million holdco PIK financing for Sazka Group’s tender offer for OPAP, a Greek lottery and gaming operator
  • The mandated lead arrangers and underwriters on the additional financing aspects for the acquisition of Stada Arzneimittel AG by Bain Capital and Cinven
  • Britax Group, the UK-headquartered child seat, pushchair, and bike seat manufacturer and distributor on its c. US$380 million debt and equity restructuring
  • Goldman Sachs on the financing of PIA’s acquisition of Aston Lark, a UK-based provider of insurance brokerage services
  • The lead arrangers in connection with Triton Partners’ acquisition of Atnahs International Holdings Limited, a specialty pharmaceutical business
  • MV Credit in connection with the second lien financing to fund Permira’s acquisition of Universidad Europea, a group of Portugal-based and Spain-based providers of higher education
  • Onex Partners Manager LP, a subsidiary of Onex, in connection with its acquisition of KidsFoundation Holdings, a Netherlands-based childcare provider
  • Nordic Capital in connection with its acquisition of Ullink Ltd, a provider of multi-asset trading and financial infrastructure solutions for global capital marketsNordic Capital in connection with its acquisition of Ober Scharrer Gruppe GmbH, a Germany-based provider of ophthalmology services
  • Nordic Capital in connection with its refinancing of The Binding Site, a leading laboratory diagnostics company
  • Nordic Capital in connection with its refinancing of Itiviti AB, a leading Swedish trading software company
  • Permira on bridge, bank, and bond offerings for the acquisition of GFKL Financial Services, a leading provider of receivables management services in German
  • Permira in connection with their acquisition of Exclusive France Holding SAS, a cybersecurity and cloud distributor
  • F.C. Inter Milan in relation to its revolving facilities and media financings
  • The initial purchasers on the €280 million senior secured floating rate notes offering in connection with the carve-out acquisition of Bormioli Pharma, the pharmaceutical business of Bormioli Rocco, by Triton Partners
  • Soho House, an international private members’ club, in connection with its bank and bond facilities

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2015
  • Law with German Law LLB, University College London, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish