Next Generation Partner — High Yield
The Legal 500 UK 2022

According to sources:
“Deep, consistent, strong advice”
“Standout partner”

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Matthew B. Schneider

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

Matthew Schneider is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins with a focus on international capital markets transactions and securities regulation. He represents investment banks and private equity firms in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, acquisition financings, and liability management transactions, with a particular emphasis on issuances of high yield debt securities.

In addition to Mr. Schneider’s practice experience, he serves as a member of the firm’s Global Pro Bono Committee.

Mr. Schneider's experience includes representing:

  • IK Investment Partners on a €350 million issuance of Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes in connection with its acquisition of Renta Group Oy, a leading Nordic generalist equipment rental company
  • The initial purchasers on the US$450 million issuance by Energean, upstream oil and gas company focused on developing resources in the Mediterranean
  • Almirall, S.A., a leading international pharmaceutical company, in its offering of €300 million Senior Notes in connection with refinancing of its existing debt
  • Ithaca Energy, upstream oil and gas company focused on North Sea production, in connection with its offering of US$500 million Senior Notes
  • The initial purchasers in the €500 million Senior Unsecured Notes, €800 million Senior Secured Notes, and US$500 million Senior Secured Notes of INEOS Quattro, a multinational chemicals company
  • The lenders in Aston Martin’s new comprehensive financing package across the equity and debt tranches
  • Tullow Oil in connection with multiple offerings of notes totaling over US$3 billion, creating a novel capital structure for the energy industry
  • The lenders to the consortium of Advent, Cinven, and RAG in bond financing for their acquisition of thyssenkrupp's Elevator, a leading international provider of elevator technology with operations in more than 1,000 locations worldwide, headquartered in Germany
  • Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley in bond-to-loan exchange with a side-by-side bond refinancing and loan amendment and extension for Synlab, awarded High Yield Deal of the Year at IFLR's Europe Awards 2021
  • Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, and HSBC as representatives of the initial purchasers in bond financing for INEOS Styrolution 
  • J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, and a syndicate of banks in bond financing for WOM, a Chilean telecom
  • Brookfield and Schoeller Allibert in a bond refinancing for Schoeller Allibert, a global manufacturer of returnable transit packaging products
  • Varde Partners in bridge to bond financing for WiZink Bank, an Iberian consumer finance provider
  • Goldman Sachs, BNPP, Credit Suisse, and a syndicate of banks in bond financing for Selecta, a European self-service coffee and convenience food provider
  • Morgan Stanley and a syndicate of banks in multiple bond financings for Naviera Armas, a Canary Islands ferry operator, including debut issuance, private placement tack-on, and bridge to bond buyout financing for acquisition of Trasmediterránea
  • Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and a syndicate of banks in bridge to bond financing for Allfunds Bank, a mutual fund distribution platform being purchased by Hellman & Friedman and GIC
  • Goldman Sachs and HSBC in bond financing for Topaz Marine, an international offshore support vessel and marine solutions provider
  • Deutsche Bank and a syndicate of banks in bond financing for Moto, a UK motorway service area operator
  • J.P. Morgan and One Equity Partners in debut bond financing for Schoeller Allibert Group, a global manufacturer of returnable transit packaging products based in the Netherlands
  • Deutsche Bank, an international bank and NatWest in bridge financing and change of control consent solicitation in connection with the acquisition by I Squared Capital of the Viridian Group
  • J. P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs in multiple bond financings for Synlab, a European clinical labs group, including bridge to bond financings for the acquisitions by Cinven of Labco, a French-based European clinical labs group and Synlab, a German-based European clinical labs group, as well as a private placement tack-on and partial bond refinancing for the combined entity
  • Nordic Capital in bond financing for Lindorff, a European credit management services provider
  • Goldman Sachs, ING, and J.P. Morgan in bond financing for Paroc, a European premium stone wool producer headquartered in Finland
  • Deutsche Bank and a syndicate of banks in bond financing for Almirall, an international pharmacuetical company headquartered in Spain
  • J.P. Morgan and a syndicate of banks in bond financing for VTR, a Chilean telecommunications operator
  • Credit Suisse and a syndicate of banks in bridge and bond LBO financing for the acquisition by Liberty Global of Virgin Media, a UK telecommunications operator
  • J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse in bond financing for Nokia Siemens Networks, a global telecommunications infrastructure provider
  • J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse in bond financing for MyDentist (formerly IDH), a UK dental services provider
  • Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and other investment banks on a variety of public and private equity offerings, including a US registered IPO for Elster Group SE and a subscription rights offering for Banco Sabadell
  • Various banks in bond financings and an exchange and tender offer for Unitymedia, a German telecommunications operator
  • J.P. Morgan and another leading financial institution in bond financings and a consent solicitation for INEOS, a global chemical company
  • Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs in bond financings for Ziggo, a Dutch telecommunications operator
 
 
 
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