Tania Bedi is a finance partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and Co-Chair of the London Finance Department.

Ms. Bedi is a member of our market-leading banking practice and she has extensive experience advising sponsors, companies, borrowers, financial institutions, and lenders on a wide range of transactions.

Ms. Bedi has depth and breadth of experience in structuring and executing some of  the most complex and high value finance transactions in the London and European markets, particularly leveraged buyouts, acquisition finance, telecom finance, bridge-to-bond financing, and general banking and restructuring transactions. She has been involved in structuring debt packages, drafting, and negotiating facilities agreements, bridge to bond facility documentation, inter-creditor deeds, and security documents.

Ms. Bedi’s experience includes advising:

Borrower-side Experience

  • Liberty Global in connection with its €3.95 billion equivalent dual currency loan financing package in relation to its takeover offer to acquire Dutch listed cable company Ziggo N.V. with approximate value of €10 billion*
  • Liberty Global in connection with the financing for its approximate €3.16 billion acquisition of Germany's third-largest cable TV operator Kabel BW Erste Beteiligungs GmbH, from Swedish private equity group EQT Partners AB*
  • Liberty Global on the Unitymedia offering to exchange KbW bonds for new Unitymedia bonds in connection with the combination of the KbW Group into the Unitymedia Group together with a potential new Unitymedia bond offering for cash to fund certain redemptions*
  • Liberty Global Inc. in connection with the provision of credit facilities, in an amount equal to €225 million, to Chellomedia Programming Financing Holdco B.V., a subsidiary Liberty Global Inc.*
  • United ACM Holdings, a subsidiary of Liberty Global Inc., on its US$2.19 billion acquisition of Swiss cable company, Cablecom Holding AG*
  • UPC Financing Partnership on a US$500 million term loan facility used to refinance existing debt*
  • UPC Broadband Holding B.V. on the €3.3 billion refinancing of its existing debt. The institutional tranche of the debt, together with a previous tranche, represents one of the largest in total for a European non-investment grade company and one of the largest Euro tranches*
  • UPC Broadband Holding B.V. in a €1.2 billion refinancing*
  • UPC Distribution Holding B.V. in the refinancing of its bank debt (approximately €2.5 billion). This involved amendment and restatement of existing facilities, reviewing various security documents and negotiations with lenders in relation to the same*
  • Essent N.V. (largest energy company in the Netherlands) in relation to the provision of certain letter of credit facilities and revolving credit facilities (€1.5 billion) *

Sponsor-side Experience

  • The mezzanine lenders, including Highbridge, MV Credit, Partners Group, JPMorgan and a multinational private equity firm in the €1.82 billion acquisition of BSN Medical, a leading German medical supplies manufacturer,  by Swedish private equity house EQT*
  • TPG in the €1.2 billion secondary buyout acquisition of Ontex N.V., from Candover Partners Limited. The debt financing was supplied by Goldman Sachs and Bank of America*
  • TPG Capital in connection with its US$560 million acquisition of a 30% stake in Saxo Bank A/S, the Danish securities and forex brokerage, and asset management firm from Banco Espirito Santo SA and General Atlantic LLC*
  • The mezzanine lenders providing €395 million of secured mezzanine debt in connection with financing and structuring the acquisition of Swedish security group, Securitas Direct AB, by Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman*
  • Certain mezzanine lenders to KCA Deutag Oil Services Group, including funds managed by a global investment management company, EIG Management Company, LLC, and GoldenTree Asset Management LP, in connection with KCA's financial restructuring*
  • A syndicate led by Bain Capital Credit in connection with providing €170 million of mezzanine debt to support the acquisition by Hellman & Friedman of a majority stake in Wood Mackenzie, a leading UK energy and mining research provider*
  • Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group in connection with a number of investments*
  • Nordic Capital in relation to the restructuring and advising on strategy in relation to certain existing debt  facilities of its portfolio companies, Luvata Oy and the Eco Group (€599 million €650 million respectively)*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • MA, LLB, Downing College, Cambridge University, 2000
  • BA, University of Delhi, 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Practices