Lynsey Edgar is a counsel in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Finance Department. She primarily advises clients on private equity finance.

Ms. Edgar advises top-tier private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, financial institutions, credit funds, and corporations in Asia-Pacific and Europe across a range of financings and capital structures, including leveraged and cross-border acquisition finance, syndicated lending, and restructuring.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Edgar worked in the London and Hong Kong offices of a leading international law firm. She has also completed a secondment to the principal investments legal team at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, primarily supporting the special situations group and merchant banking division.

Ms. Edgar's experience includes advising:

Private Equity Finance and Banking

  • TPG, as a co-investor with Northstar, on the financing for the acquisition of 80% of Greenfields Dairy, a Singapore-based company producing dairy products
  • CDH Investments on the €75 million financing in connection with the acquisition of a stake in WOW Tech International, a Germany-based company that develops and markets intimate stimulation devices
  • The mandated lead arrangers, including Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Bank of America, Bank of China, and ICBC in connection with a €1.3 billion financing of the acquisition by Tencent Holdings’ of an additional significant stake in US music entertainment company Universal Music Group
  • The mandated lead arrangers, including Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Bank of America, Bank of China, and ICBC in connection with a €1.3 billion the financing of the acquisition by a consortium of investors of a significant stake in Universal Music Group    
  • Platinum Equity Advisors on the US$165 million term loan, cash bridge, and revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition of PCI, an investment holding company, and a provider of electronics manufacturing services
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers, including HSBC, BNP Paribas, ANZ, and E. Sun Commercial Bank, on the term, capital expenditure, and revolving credit facilities for the Pure Fitness Group in connection with its acquisition by FountainVest Partners and Ontario Teacher’ Pension Plan Board, as well as on the follow on amendment and extension
  • The Arrangers on the €4 billion recourse and non-recourse financing in connection with the acquisition of Amer Sports, a sporting goods company, by a consortium of investors led by Anta Sports and FountainVest Partners
  • A syndicate of banks on the €2.2 billion term loan facilities for ANLLIAN Sports Products, a special purpose vehicle company
  • Partners Group on the US$235 million term loan, capex, and revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition of SPi Global, a Philippines-based provider of outsourced services to education, science, technical, and medical research publishers
  • Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank as arrangers on the US$550 million term loan facility to Profit Reach International backed by a put to China Cinda (HK) Holdings Company*
  • CVC on the financing for the acquisition of The Executive Centre (Asia's premium serviced office provider)*
  • CVC on the financing for the acquisition of The EIC Group, one of China's largest education agencies*
  • CVC on the financing for the acquisition of South Beauty restaurant chain in the PRC (which included both onshore CNY facilities and US$ offshore facilities)*
  • CVC, as part of a consortium with Johor Corporation and Employees Provident Fund, on the acquisition financing for the public to private acquisition of the KFC and Pizza Hut franchises in Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Cambodia*

Restructuring

  • The bondholders, in connection with the novation of debt restructuring from MIE Holdings, an oil exploration and petroleum products firm
  • The bondholder committee in connection with the restructuring of Noble Group, a commodities trader across a range of industrial and energy products; this transaction was awarded Restructuring Deal of the Year at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2019, Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring at The Asia Legal Awards 2019, Asia-Pacific Bond Deal of the Year award at the Project Finance International Global Awards 2019, and Refinancing Deal of the Year at the IJGlobal Asia Pacific Awards 2018
  • Rolta India, a provider of IT solutions, in connection with the default of senior notes issued and potential restructuring of its group indebtedness
  • China Shanshui Cement Group, as debtor, in connection with the restructuring and repayment of its US$500 million offshore senior unsecured bonds

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham   


Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Hong Kong (Solicitor)

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Edinburgh, 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French