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The Legal 500 UK 2018

Jennifer M. Engelhardt

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Jennifer Engelhardt represents companies, investment banks, and private equity firms in public and private debt and equity offerings and acquisition financing.

Ms. Engelhardt's experience includes advising:

  • The initial purchasers in connection with financing supporting the take private by KIRKBI, Blackstone, and CPPIB of Merlin Entertainment and subsequent financings, totalling over £5 billion
  • Tullow Oil in connection with multiple offerings of notes totaling over US$3 billion, creating a novel capital structure for the energy industry 
  • Victoria plc in connection with multiple offerings of senior secured notes totaling over €500 million
  • Ithaca Energy, Inc. in connection with its offering of US$500 million 9.375% Senior Notes due 2024
  • The underwriters on the issuance of US$12 billion notes by Saudi Aramco
  • A consortium led by EQT Partners (EQT) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority on the cross border financing for the acquisition of Nestlé’s Skin Health, for a value of CHF10.2 billion
  • Sponsors, corporates, and banks in auction processes requiring bridge commitment papers, including: WFS, Praxair/Linde, London City Airport, and T-Mobile, Viridian, Rexam/Ball, Taminco, Birdseye/Igloo, Global Blue, GEA Heat Exchanges, Sulzer Metco, Nets, Synlabs, Teamsystems, Philips Lighting, and Sisal
  • The companies on the financing backing the merger of EQT portfolio company, Sivantos and Widex
  • EQT and SUSE Linux in acquisition financing backing the carveout from US public company Micro Focus
  • Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, and a banking syndicate on multiple bridge financings and related offerings of notes by ICBPI, the regulated Italian payment processing and banking entity (and Nexi) totaling over €3 billion (original acquisition financing awarded High Yield Deal of the Year by IFLR 2016)
  • Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc in an issuance of US$350 million 9.25% Senior Notes due 2023 and related refinancing
  • HSBC and CS on the issuance of €300 million senior secured notes due 2025 by Swiss public company, CEVA 
  • Barclays and RBC on the issuance of US$300 million Senior Secured Second Lien notes by Petra Diamonds (awarded Africa Bonds: Corporate Deal of the Year by The Banker 2016)
  • Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, and Société Générale in connection with multiple offerings by KCA Deutag of senior secured notes totaling over US$1.3 billion
  • Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and Nordea on multiple offerings by Perstorp of senior secured and second lien notes totaling over €1.2 billion (equivalent)
  • EnQuest PLC in connection with its offering of US$650 million 7% Senior Notes
  • Banking syndicates and the lead managers in a bridge financing, three offerings of notes and multiple consent solicitations by Wind, the Italian telecom company and certain of its subsidiaries with issuances of an aggregate of over €6 billion (equivalent)
  • Aker BP in connection with its offering of US$400 million of 6% Senior Secured Notes due 2022
  • Neptune Energy Bondco plc in connection with its offering of US$550 million 6.625% Senior Notes due 2025
  • Limacorporate S.p.A. in connection with its offering of €275 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2023
  • The private equity sponsor on the debt restructuring and sale of CarTrawler, a global travel technology solution provider
  • Youngs Seafood, European food producer, on its debt restructuring and sale
  • Bibby Offshore, offshore engineering and technical services provider to the energy sector, on its debt restructuring and sale
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