Mr. Cassidy is ranked Band 1 – Capital Markets: High Yield Products.

Clients praise him as "extremely technically sound and very hard-working" and recognize his knowledge of complex public and private securities offerings as well as corporate finance and restructuring matters.


Chambers UK 2019.

Brett Cassidy

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Brett Cassidy is a corporate partner in Latham & Watkins’ London office where he has practiced law since 2000. Mr. Cassidy was previously in the Los Angeles office and has practiced law with the firm since 1998. He is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice and Leveraged Finance Practice.

Mr. Cassidy’s practice focuses on capital market securities matters and leveraged finance, which to date has included a variety of public and private securities offerings (including Rule 144A offerings), leverage and acquisition financing, bridge financing, restructuring and tender offers, exchange offers, and other liability management transactions, with an emphasis on representing investment banking clients and private equity portfolio companies with respect to high yield debt products. He also advises corporate clients concerning compliance with registration and reporting provisions of the US Securities Act of 1933 and the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Examples of Mr. Cassidy’s most recent representations include advising:

  • Merlin Entertainments, a UK-based leisure company on the US$400 million 5.75% Senior Notes due 2026
  • Pinewood Finco plc, a debt issuing vehicle on the £250 million 3.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2023
  • Morgan Stanley on the €325 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes offering by AnaCap Financial Europe S.A., a European financial services private equity firm
  • J.P. Morgan and HSBC on the £563 million Senior Secured Notes offering in connection with Mumtalakat’s acquisition of McLaren Automotive Limited and McLaren Technology Group Limited
  • Credit Suisse, Citi, HSBC, and RBS on the £425 million Senior Secured Notes offering by NewDay, a UK-based consumer credit provider
  • Credit Suisse, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Lloyds, Natixis, and RBS on the £200 million Senior Secured Notes offering by Together Money, a specialist lender
  • Schoeller Allibert, a packaging company, on its offering of €210 million Senior Secured Notes
  • J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch on the €500 million Senior PIK Toggle Notes offering by Play Topco SA, a holding company of Play, the second largest mobile network operator in Poland
  • A syndicate of banks led by Deutsche Bank on the £150 million Second Lien Notes offering by Moto Finance, the largest motorway service area operator in the UK
  • Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Jefferies, and BNP Paribas on the financing of Lone Star’s acquisition of Xella Group
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley on the €940 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes offering by Synlab, a European laboratory services company
  • Citi, Goldman Sachs, Standard Chartered, and Credit Suisse on the US$800 million Senior Notes offering by IHS Towers, the largest high yield corporate bond ever issued out of Africa
  • Citigroup, Barclays, and ING Bank on the US$1.2 billion Senior Notes offering by Global Telecom Holding
  • Barclays and J.P. Morgan as representatives of the initial purchasers on multiple offerings of Senior Secured Notes of INEOS
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