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:

  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English