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Peter Hayes

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

Fax: 44-020-3023-5413

Overview

Peter Hayes is a Finance partner, based in the Firm's London office. Peter focuses his practice on bank finance, particularly cross-border acquisition and leveraged finance, including related restructuring work. He represents private equity sponsors, hedge funds, commercial banks, investment banks, direct lenders, and corporate borrowers across the capital structure.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Ranked as Highly Regarded, IFLR1000, 2017 and 2020

  • Recognized by Legal 500 UK as a leading "service oriented" partner, recommended for Acquisition Finance and Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans, 2020

  • Recommended by Legal 500 UK for Acquisition Finance and Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans, 2019

  • Recommended by Chambers UK for his Banking & Finance work, recognized as "a highly experienced, very thoughtful and measured lawyer who puts clients first," 2020

  • Ranked as a recommended lawyer in Chambers UK, which cited him as "a top lawyer who is always available," 2019

Education

  • Columbia University, J.D.

  • University of Paris I (Sorbonne), Maîtrise en Droit

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, M.Sc.

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.

Speaking Engagements

  • "Certainty of Funding: The Operation and Evolution of the U.K. and U.S. Approaches," Journal of International Banking and Finance Law (with Philip Stopford)

  • "Loans in the time of COVID-19: how loan documentation has fared in this challenging environment," Journal of International Banking and Finance Law (with Philip Stopford and Helen Walsh)

  • "Getting the Deal Through: Acquisition Finance 2020" (with Helen Walsh)

Recent Representations

Lenders

  • Goldman Sachs and Natixis in connection with financing the acquisition by Cinven of Inseec

  • Advising Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in connection with financings for Synlab, a portfolio business of Cinven

  • Goldman Sachs and Rabobank in connection with financing the acquisition by Cinven of Barentz

  • ICG and HSBC in connection with the financing of a portfolio company of Bridgepoint

  • Nomura and Natixis as arrangers of various financings for Sebia, a portfolio company of CVC, CDPQ, and Tethys

  • Carlyle Credit in connection with various financings

  • Multiple banks in connection with various refinancing transactions of Virgin Media's bank debt

  • Multiple banks in connection with financings for INEOS Enterprises, INEOS Rafnes, and INOVYN

Borrowers

  • Bridgepoint in connection with various acquisition financings including Moneycorp and Element Materials Technology and Element Material Technology's bolt-on public-to-private acquisition of Exova

  • Investcorp in connection with numerous acquisition financings including Icopal, SecureLink, Georg Jensen, and Kee Safety

  • Liverpool Football Club in connection with various financings

  • Coca Cola European Packaging in connection with its bank financings

  • DBAY Advisors in connection with the public-to-private acquisitions implemented by way of scheme of arrangement of Eddie Stobart plc and of Creston plc

Practice Areas

Corporate
Finance
Leveraged Finance

Languages

英語

Admissions

New York Bar
England and Wales Solicitor

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D. 2000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. 1992

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