Fergus O’Domhnaill is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Finance Department.

Mr. O’Domhnaill advises clients on cross-border leveraged buyout and finance transactions (advising sponsors, borrowers, arrangers, senior, second lien and mezzanine lenders, and various credit investors) in relation to the origination and restructuring of a wide range of debt and equity finance transactions at every level of the capital structure.

Mr. O’Domhnaill’s experience include advising:

  • Swissport, the leading global ground and cargo handling company, in relation to a €600 million senior secured unitranche term loan and €200 million super senior revolving credit facility in order to refinance their existing capital structure
  • Nordic Capital in connection with its acquisition of Ascot Lloyd, one of the UK’s largest independent financial advice firms
  • Ares Management Corporation on the acquisition of SLR Global, a UK-based ESG consultancy and advisory business, from Charterhouse and management shareholders
  • Norgine Europe B.V., a leading European specialty pharmaceutical company, on its sale to Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • CVC and Theramex, the leading global specialty pharmaceuticals company focused on women’s health, on the sale of Theramex to global investment firms PAI Partners and Carlyle
  • The ad hoc committee in relation to the c. €570 million recapitalisation of Hilding Anders, a leading global bedding and mattress company
  • Nordic Capital in connection with its acquisition of Care Fertility, a leading fertility clinic group
  • Regnology, a leading international provider of innovative regulatory, risk, and supervisory technology solutions, in relation to the structuring and refinancing of its capital structure
  • Vizrt, a global leader in production software for live video production, in relation to the structuring and refinancing of its capital structure
  • Nordic Capital in connection with its acquisition of Equipe Zorgbedrijven, a market leading provider of outpatient healthcare in the Netherlands active in hand and wrist surgery & therapy and aesthetic care
  • Brookfield Asset Management on the sustainability linked TLB financing for the acquisition of the Cupa Group, a leader in the natural slate and stone industry, from The Carlyle Group
  • Tullow Oil plc, the UK listed independent energy company, on the refinancing of its c. US$2.4 billion capital structure, including a US$600 million super senior revolving credit facility due 2024
  • The creditors committee in relation to the €160 million rescue financing and subsequent c. €1 billion debt and equity restructuring of Naviera Armas, a Spanish passenger and freight ferry services business
  • The anchor lenders in relation to the restructuring and new money financing of Dümmen Orange, a Dutch-headquartered international plant and flower business
  • The banks in relation to the c. €900 million debt and equity restructuring of HEMA, the Dutch-headquartered variety store-chain
  • Hayfin on the unitranche financing for Avista’s acquisition of Vision Healthcare, one of Europe’s fastest-growing omni-channel and direct-to-consumer healthcare companies
  • Acino on a carve out transaction involving various pharmaceutical products and related assets from Takeda
  • 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
  • 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 Carlyle Group in connection with its acquisition of a minority investment in CEPSA, Europe’s largest privately owned oil and gas company
  • Intrum Justitia in connection its  €1.1 billion revolving credit facility
  • Ares Capital in connection with the unitranche financing to fund the acquisition by Bridgepoint of Cherry, a Swedish gaming company
  • The second lien lenders on the financing for the acquisition of  Europea De Madrid by Permira Advisers
  • Platinum Equity in its US$2.5 billion acquisition of Multi-Color, a provider of label solutions with business interests in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia
  • Nordic Capital in connection with its acquisition of Trustly AB, the leading Swedish payment processing company
  • Nordic Capital in connection with its refinancing of Itiviti AB, the leading Swedish trading software company
  • The Carlyle Group and The Nature’s Bounty Co. on the £1.77 billion sale of Holland & Barrett, one of Europe’s largest health and wellness retailers
  • Nordic Capital in connection with its acquisition of The Binding Site, the leading laboratory diagnostics company
  • Nordic Capital in connection with its acquisition of Alloheim
  • F.C. Inter Milan in relation to its revolving facilities and media financings
  • Leonard Green & Partners on the cross border acquisition financing of CPA Global, the world’s leading intellectual property management and technology company (and subsequent US$6.8 billion combination with Clarivate)

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London, 2009
  • Bachelor of Law, Trinity College, Dublin, 2008