7 February 2019
London — Mayer Brown’s Leveraged Finance team in Europe has made a strong start to the year, having advised on multiple transactions for Permira Debt Managers, Francisco Partners and Qualium Investissement.
These deals mark the continuation of a busy period for the team in London, Paris and Frankfurt following the arrival of Leverage Finance partners Stuart Brinkworth, who heads the European Leverage Finance team, and Paul Tannenbaum in 2018. It also highlights the team's ability to service multi-jurisdictional deals across Mayer Brown's global platform with greater collaboration between Leverage Finance lawyers in Europe. Their roll call of recent deals includes:
- Permira's acquisition financing for the purchase of The Travel Chapter Group, a digital marketing platform for self-catering holiday lettings, by UK private equity firm ECI Partners, led by London Banking & Finance partner, Paul Tannenbaum;
- Permira’s investment in HGGC-owned Davies Group, a specialist operations management, consulting and digital solutions business, led by European Head of Leveraged Finance Stuart Brinkworth, London-based Private Equity partner Neil Evans and Singapore-based Banking & Finance partner Ian Roebuck;
- Francisco Partners' $50 million investment in Talentsoft, the European leader in cloud-based talent management and training, led by Stuart Brinkworth and Paris-based Banking & Finance partner Patrick Teboul and Corporate & Securities partner Olivier Aubouin; and
- Qualium Investissement’s acquisition of Parella Group, a French design & builds fit-out specialist, led by Paris-based Banking & Finance partners Maud Bischoff and Patrick Teboul.