Dan Maze

London
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
 
 

Dan Maze is a finance partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins. He has a wide range of experience representing lenders and borrowers in leveraged finance transactions, investment grade acquisition facilities, restructurings, and emerging markets financings. His clients include European and US banks, direct lending and special situations funds, and corporate borrowers.

Mr. Maze was named by The American Lawyer as its 2015 Transatlantic Finance Dealmaker of the Year for his leadership on the US$22 billion cross-border bank and bond financing provided to Altice and Numericable for the acquisition of SFR.

 

Mr. Maze's recent representative transactions include advising:  

  • The lead arrangers on the €1.5 billion post-IPO credit facilities established in connection with the initial public offering of Nexi S.p.A.
  • The lead arrangers on the first lien and second lien facilities for the acquisition of WSH Investments by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • The ad hoc committee of bondholders on the financial restructuring and refinancing of Johnston Press plc 
  • Park Square, PSP Investments, GIC, and Goldman Sachs PIA on the €135 million and C$145 million second lien facilities for EQT’s acquisition of Azelis
  • The mandated lead arrangers on the €410 million term loan and revolving credit facilities provided to Weener Plastics to refinance existing debt and acquire Proenfar, a Colombia-based packaging group
  • Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Agricole on the €2.625 billion cross-border senior acquisition facilities for Altran’s acquisition of Aricent Technologies
  • The lenders on super senior revolving facilities for Entertainment One, AnaCap Financial, Matalan, Haya Real Estate, Nexi, Balta Group, TMF Group, Hellermann-Tyton, Altice, Coditel, Brighthouse Group, IKKS, and Findus, among others
  • UBS as sole underwriter of the €320 million first and second lien facilities for BC Partners’ acquisition of Pronovias, a Spanish bridal wear designer
  • The mandated lead arrangers on the €1.625 billion senior credit facilities for Lone Star's acquisition of the Xella Group  
  • UBS, JP Morgan, Nomura, Royal Bank of Canada, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as mandated lead arrangers on the €790 million covenant-lite senior secured facilities for the acquisition of Keter Plastic by BC Partners, as well as the incremental facilities for the bolt-on acquisitions of ABM Italia and Adams Manufacturing
  • The mandated lead arrangers on the senior secured facilities for EQT's acquisition of Swedish public company, IFS AB

  • Citibank as a mandated arranger on the senior facilities provided to Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic to acquire a 49% stake in Network International, the Emirati payments provider, as well as advising Citi on the conventional term loan and murabaha facilities provided to Network International for the follow-on acquisition of Emerging Market Payments Holdings (Mauritius) Limited

  • EQUATE Petrochemical Company in connection with the US$6 billion bridge facility for the acquisition of ME Global, as well as the US$5 billion conventional and murabaha term and revolving facilities established for the refinancing of the bridge facility

  • Credit Suisse as mandated lead arranger on the term loan facility for Platform Speciality Products Corporation's take-private acquisition of Alent plc.

  • The mandated lead arrangers on the €330 million senior secured notes and super-senior revolving facility for Lone Star's acquisition of the Balta Group

  • The mandated lead arrangers on the €6 billion cross-border bank and bond financing for the acquisition by Altice S.A. of Portugal Telecom from Oi S.A.

  • HSBC, Société Générale, and Credit Agricole as bookrunners in connection with a new €625 million senior credit facility and €186 million second lien notes provided to French engineering group Spie to finance a dividend recapitalization and redemption of €375 million high yield notes

  • The mandated lead arrangers on the US$22 billion cross-border bank and bond financing provided to Altice and Numericable Group for the acquisition of French telecoms operator SFR

  • Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, and HSBC as mandated lead arrangers in connection with the US$555 million-equivalent cross-border, covenant-lite first and second lien facilities provided to Montagu Private Equity for the acquisition of Rexam plc’s pharmaceutical devices and prescription retail packaging divisions

  • Credit Agricole, Goldman Sachs, Nomura, and Natixis as mandated lead arrangers in connection with the €818 million senior covenant-lite facility arranged for the management buy-out of Ceva Sante Animale

  • The mandated lead arrangers on US$1.9 billion of holdco bridge facilities provided to the Altice group for the acquisitions of Orange Dominicana and Tricom, a Dominican and Bahamian telecoms company

  • The mandated lead arrangers on a US$1 billion covenant-lite term loan, a US$250 million bond issuance, and US$125 million in other bank financing in connection with the fold-in of certain Altice group businesses and the acquisition of Groupe Outremer Telecom

  • KKR Asset Management on holdco PIK facilities for Stork Technical Services and Hilding Anders

  • Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and Morgan Stanley in connection with a US$570 million bridge loan, as well as US$1.1 billion high yield bonds, provided to the Altice Group to finance the acquisition of the remaining 31% stake in HOT Telecommunications not already owned by Altice and refinance existing debt

  • Preem AB in connection with the SEK3.092 billion and US$1.9 billion credit facilities for refinancing its financial liabilities and representing Corral Petroleum Holdings AB in connection with its exchange offer for €221 million and US$250 million PIK notes

Thought Leadership

  • Documenting Securitisations in Leveraged Finance Transactions 
  • Documenting Receivables Financings in Leveraged Finance and High-Yield Transactions

 

 
 
 
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