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Alon Blitz

Associate, Corporate Department
London
100 Bishopsgate
London,
EC2N 4AG
United Kingdom

Fax: 44-020-3023-5332

Overview

Alon Blitz is an associate in the Finance and Leveraged Finance practices at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's London office. His practice focuses on UK and cross-border acquisition finance and restructuring and real estate finance.

Mr. Blitz graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a First Class Honours LL.B in 2011 and successfully completed the legal practice course at the University of Law in 2012.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Awarded the Paul Hastings Pro Bono Innovator of the Year Award for assisting in the firm's collaborative partnership with the Youth Justice Legal Centre of Just for Kids Law, a leading UK charity. The Paul Hastings team assisting Just for Kids Law was also shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence Awards 2019: Access to Justice Award.

  • Alon was a part of the Paul Hastings team that was awarded the Loan Deal of the Year Award at the International Financial Law Review Europe Awards 2019.

Recent Representations

Mr. Blitz's experience includes acting for:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Natwest, Nomura and RBC as arrangers on a $3 billion financing package for Bain Capital's acquisition of a majority stake in Kantar from British multinational advertising and public relations firm WPP.

  • Credit Suisse, Godman Sachs and Citibank as arrangers and underwriters in relation to the £2.5 billion first lien/second lien financing of Advent International's public-to-private bid to acquire Cobham plc.

  • Oakley Capital on a $130 million drawn committed senior facility financing in respect of its acquisition of maritime e-learning businesses Seagull and Videotel. 

  • Barings Global Advisers Limited in respect of a second lien financing supporting the acquisition of PhysIOL Group SA by BVI (Beaver-Visitec International)

  • Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lloyds and RBS as arrangers in respect of the financing for Advent International's £1.2 billion public-to-private acquisition of UK electronic and technology business Laird plc.

  • second lien investors in respect of the privately placed second lien facility to finance Hellman & Friedman's €5.3 billion public-to-private acquisition of Nets A/S.

  • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, JPMorgan, BNP Paribas, and Lloyds as arrangers in respect of €900 million of senior facilities to finance the acquisition of IPH Group by Brammer, a portfolio company of Advent International.

  • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and HSBC as arrangers in respect of the financing for Advent International and Bain Capital's €700m acquisition of German payment services business Concardis.

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Ireland, Lloyds, and NIBC as arrangers in respect of the financing for Vitruvian Partners' acquisition of UK-based services and technology company Phlexglobal. 

  • Lloyds, ING, and HSBC as arrangers in respect of financing for the UK public to private acquisition of Brammer plc by Advent International.

  • A sovereign wealth fund in relation to a $160 million holdco PIK facility for a Bermuda based satellite communications company owned by a top tier European private equity sponsor.

  • European Capital in relation to €40 million term and capex facility for BlueGem Capital Partner's acquisition of DMC and Wool and the Gang.

  • European Capital in relation to a £37 million term and revolving facility for Palatine's acquisition of UK house builder Westleigh Homes.

  • Alliance Bernstein in relation to a unitranche financing and equity investment for a UK-headquartered payroll systems company.

  • Bank of Ireland, BNP Paribas, HSBC, ING, Rabobank, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Société Générale as arrangers and underwriters of the £375 million refinancing of the Pret A Manger group.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland as facility agent and security agent on the amendment and restatement of the senior facilities provided to the Worldpay Group.

  • HSBC, Lloyds, Société Générale, and Unicredit on the financing of Cinven's acquisition of the internet domain and hosting company Host Europe Group.

Practice Areas

Corporate
Finance
Leveraged Finance
Europe

Languages

英語

Admissions

England and Wales Solicitor

Education

Queen Mary University of London, LL.B. 2011

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