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Lorenzo Colombi-Manzi

Associate, Corporate Department

London

Phone: 44-020-3023-5159
Fax: 44-020-3023-5149

Overview

Lorenzo Colombi-Manzi is an associate in the London office of Paul Hastings.

Lorenzo’s practice focuses on complex U.S.- and English-law capital markets and leveraged finance transactions, representing issuer and underwriter clients in connection with a broad range of transactions, with a particular focus on high-yield debt offerings.

Lorenzo has also experience in cross-border distressed debt and restructuring transactions.

Lorenzo is admitted to practice law in New York, United Stated, England & Wales and Italy.

Recognitions

  • James Kent Scholar (highest academic honors at Columbia Law School)
  • J. William Fulbright Scholar (the 2018 Law Scholar for Italy)
  • Ermenegildo Zegna Founder Scholar

Education

  • Columbia Law School, New York, Master of Laws, 2019, James Kent Scholar (highest academic honors)
  • Bocconi University, Milan, Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza, J.D. equivalent, 2014, Summa Cum Laude (highest academic honors)
  • Bocconi University, Université Paris Est, Maastricht University, Milan, Paris, Maastricht, Joint Certificate in International and Business Law, 2014

 

Representations

Leverage Finance

  • Advised the lead arrangers and initial purchasers in relation to the financing for Advent International’s £2.67 billion public-to-private acquisition of aerospace and defense company, Ultra plc.
  • Advised the initial purchasers, including global coordinators Barclays and Goldman Sachs, in connection with a c$1.6 billion equivalent financing package in relation to Nordic Capital’s acquisition of international specialty pharmaceutical company Advanz Pharma Corp. Limited.
  • Advised the arrangers and underwriters, including lead arrangers Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Citibank, in relation to the c£2.5 billion first lien/second lien financing of Advent International’s public-to-private bid to acquire Cobham plc.
  • Advised initial purchasers, including lead arrangers Bank of America, Goldman Sachs andMorgan Stanley, in relation to the c$3.5 billion loan and notes financing for Bain Capital’s acquisition of research, data and insight business Kantar from WPP plc.

High-Yield Notes

  • Advised the initial purchasers, including lead coordinators Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, in connection with a number of senior notes issued by CSC Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Altice USA, totaling over time more than $10 billion.
  • Advised Boparan Holdings Limited in connection with the refinancing of their existing senior notes and existing term and revolving loans by way of the issuance of £525 million senior notes (including additional notes) and £90 million ssRCF.
  • Advised Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, and Standard Bank as joint global coordinators in connection with the issuance of $975 million senior notes (including additional notes) by HTA Group, Ltd, telecommunications tower infrastructure company.
  • Advised Bank of America as global coordinator in connection with the debut high-yield $300 million notes issuance of Zorlu Yenilenebilir Enerji, renewable energy leader in Turkey, part of the Zorlu Enerji.

 

Investment Grade Notes

  • Advised the dealers, including lead arranger Morgan Stanley, in connection with the updates of the $20 billion U.S. Medium-Term Note Program of Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ) and a series of takedowns of notes thereunder.
  • Advised Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in connection with the updates of its $50 billion Medium-Term Note Programme and a series of takedowns of notes thereunder.
  • Advised the dealers, including lead arranger J.P. Morgan, in connection with the updates of the $10 billion U.S. Medium-Term Note Program of KEB Hana Bank and a series of takedowns of notes thereunder.

Equity

  • Advised Abry Partners and Link Mobility Group, leading mobile communications provider, in connection with Link Mobility Group’s initial public offering.

Restructuring

  • Advised EA Partners, Etihad Airways alliance partners’ airline, cargo and airport service businesses, in connection with their restructuring negotiations of their c$1.5 billion senior notes.

Practice Areas

Leveraged & Syndicated Lending
Global Finance

Languages

English
French
Italian

Admissions

New York Bar
England and Wales Solicitor
Italy

Education

Columbia Law School, LL.M. 2019
Bocconi University, J.D. 2014

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