Aaron E. Franklin

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
 
 

Aaron Franklin is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, and acts as global coordinator for sustainable capital markets.

Mr. Franklin advises investment banking firms, private equity sponsors, and companies in public and private debt issuances, acquisition financings, and liability management transactions, with particular emphasis on European and emerging market companies, and sustainable capital markets.

Mr. Franklin is a member of the City of London Green Finance Initiative Working Group on Data, Disclosure and Risk Legal Sub-Working Group.

Prior to joining the firm, he completed a two-year clerkship with Judge Timothy C. Stanceu of the US Court of International Trade.

Mr. Franklin was managing editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law.

Mr. Franklin's representative transactions include advising:   

  • The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in their guarantee of the Blue Bonds issued by the Government of Seychelles (2018)
  • Bain Capital in their financing of the acquisition of Italmatch Chemicals, including €410 million Floating Rate Notes due 2024 (2018)
  • Leonard Green & Partners in their financing of the acquisition of the Pure Gym Group, including £360 million 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (2018)

  • JP Morgan as initial purchaser in connection with the issuance by McLaren of £370 million 5% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 and US$250 million 5.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (2017)

  • Citi, Standard Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank as initial purchasers in connection with the issuance by Liquid Telecom of US$550 million 8.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (2017)

  • Credit Suisse as initial purchaser in connection with the offering by Together Money of £200 million 6.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 (2017)

  • Goldman Sachs as initial purchaser in connection with the offering by Ferroglobe of US$350 million 9.375% Senior Notes due 2022 (2017)

  • Citi, Goldman Sachs, and Standard Chartered as initial purchasers in connection with the offering by IHS Towers of US$800 million 9.5% Senior Notes due 2021 (2016)

  • Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse as initial purchasers in connection with the offering by Lecta of €225 million Floating Rate Notes due 2022 and €375 million 6.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (2016)

  • Permira in connection with the offering by GFKL/Lowell of £565 million 8.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 and £230 million 11% Senior Notes due 2023 (2015)

  • Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs as initial purchasers in connection with the offering by SoftBank of US$1 billion 6% Senior Notes due 2025; US$1 billion 5.375% Senior Notes due 2022; €500 million 5.25% Senior Notes due 2027; €1.25 billion 4.75% Senior Notes due 2025; €500 million 4% Senior Notes due 2022 (2015)

  • Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse as initial purchasers in connection with the offering by a Macquarie portfolio company, MEIF Renewable Energy UK PLC, of £190 million 6.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (2015)

  • Seven Energy in connection with its offering of US$300 million 10.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 and its private placement of $100 million 10.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 (2014)

  • Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan as initial purchasers in connection with the offering by Carlson Travel Holdings of US$360 million 7.50% / 8.25% PIK Toggle Notes due 2019 (2014)

  • Goldman Sachs and Société Générale as initial purchasers in connection with the offering by Puma International Financing S.A. of US$250 million 6.75% Senior Notes due 2021 (2014)

  • JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs as initial purchasers in connection with the offering by KCA Deutag of US$375 million 7.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 (2014)

  • Enquest plc in connection with its offering of US$650 million 7% Senior Notes due 2022 (2014)

  • Goldman Sachs and Société Générale as initial purchasers in connection with the offering by Puma International Financing S.A. of US$750 million 6.75% Senior Notes due 2021 (2014)

  • PIA Funds and Global Closure Systems in connection with the offering of €350 million 6.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 and €75 million 12% / 13% Senior PIK Notes due 2018 (2013)

  • Credit Suisse and the Royal Bank of Scotland as initial purchasers in connection with the offering by Barry Callebaut Services NV of US$400 million 5.5% Senior Notes due 2023 (2013)

 
  • Bar Qualification
    • New York
    Education
    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2010
      Magna cum laude and order of the coif
    • BS, Cornell University, 2005
      (International Development) Magna cum laude
  • Practices
  • Industries
 
 
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