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Karan Chopra

Partner, Corporate Department

London

Phone: 44-020-3023-5164
Fax: 44-020-3023-5464

Overview

Karan Chopra is a partner in the Global Finance practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s London office. He advises clients on a range of cross-border leveraged, investment grade and fund finance transactions at all levels of the capital structure including senior, super senior, second lien and PIK and across syndicated and private credit financings.

Education

  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2007
  • University of Bristol, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 2006

Representations

Mr. Chopra's experience includes advising:

Syndicated Deals

  • The initial purchasers and mandated lead arrangers in the offering of €465 million senior unsecured notes and entry into a €1.73 billion senior facilities agreement for BC Partners’ and CPPIB’s acquisition of the Ceramtec Group
  • The initial purchasers and mandated lead arrangers in the offering of €400 million senior secured notes, €300 million senior unsecured notes, and the entry into a €750 million and US$725 million senior facilities agreement by the Klockner Pentaplast Group (a Strategic Value Partners portfolio company)
  • The mandated lead arrangers in the €290 million senior financing for Investindustrial’s acquisition of CSM Bakery Solutions
  • The mandated lead arrangers in the €760 million senior financing for Ardian’s acquisition of Agfa Healthcare’s IT Business
  • The initial purchasers and mandated lead arrangers in the offering of US$550 million senior secured notes and the entry into a US$205 million equivalent senior facilities agreement by Liquid Telecommunications
  • The initial purchasers and mandated lead arrangers in the offering of €605 million senior secured notes and entry into a €160 million revolving facility agreement for Bain Capital’s acquisition of the Engineering Group

Private Credit

  • The underwriters of the senior financing for BC Partners’ acquisition of the Davies Group
  • The underwriters of the senior financing for BC Partners’ acquisition of the Valtech Group
  • The underwriters of the senior financing for BC Partners’ acquisition of the Tentamus Group
  • The underwriters of the senior financing for Warburg Pincus’ acquisition of the Minesoft Group
  • The underwriters of the senior financing for SK Capital’s acquisition of the Ipackchem Group
  • The underwriters of the senior refinancing of the Portman Dental Group
  • The underwriters of the senior refinancing of the Morris Group
  • The underwriters of the senior refinancing of the Engineered Stone Group
  • The underwriters of the PIK Facility in connection with BC Partners’ acquisition of the IMA Group

Investment Grade

  • The mandated lead arrangers in the US$30.85 billion bridge facilities agreement entered into by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited to part fund the acquisition of Shire plc
  • The mandated lead arrangers in the £485 million senior refinancing of the Bakkavor Group
  • The mandated lead arrangers in the £150 million and US$145 million senior refinancing of Genus Group

Practice Areas

Corporate
Global Finance
Leveraged & Syndicated Lending

Languages

English

Admissions

England and Wales Solicitor

Education

BPP University Law School, L.P.C. 2007
University of Bristol, School of Law, LL.B. 2006

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