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Aled Batey


Corporate and acquisition financing | Leveraged finance | Private capital |

Aled demonstrates a mastery of his field while proving excellent at understanding our needs and explaining complex considerations in plain language.

Chambers UK 2024

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About Aled Batey

Aled is a finance partner in our global transactions group.

Based in London, Aled has broad finance experience and specialises in acting for private equity sponsors and financial investors on leveraged finance acquisitions and refinancings.  Aled's areas of practice also include acting for corporates on acquisition financings, IPO facilities and general corporate financings.

Recent work

  • Advising Cinven on the financing of its proposed acquisition of Alter Domus.
  • Advising Permira on the financing of its public to private acquisition of Ergomed plc.
  • Advising Bain and Cinven on the financing for their acquisition of Lonza Specialty Ingredients.
  • Advising Cinven on the financing for a number of acquisitions, including the acquisitions of Master Builder Solutions,, Partner in Pet Food, Planasa and Chryso.
  • Advising Hellman & Friedman in connection with the first and second lien facilities supporting its acquisition of AutoScout24 and the financing supporting its acquisition of TeamSystem.
  • Advising Charterhouse and its portfolio company SERB Speciality Pharmaceuticals on the €800m equivalent unitranche financing of SERB’s acquisition of the BTG Specialty Pharmaceuticals business from Boston Scientific Corporation, and subsequent bolt-on financings.
  • Advising Entain plc on its financing arrangements, including c.USD 2bn and c.EUR 1bn of TLB facilities.
  • Advising a consortium led by FountainVest Partners and Hong Kong-listed Anta Sports Products on the EUR2.015bn term loan and revolving credit facilities financing its take private of Finland’s Amer Sports.
  • Advising Advent International on first lien and second lien senior secured credit facilities in connection with its acquisition of V.Group.
  • Advising Centerbridge on the financing in connection with its acquisition of Sompo Canopius from Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
  • Advising Phoenix Group Holdings plc on its RCF and bridge financing arrangements, including the acquisition financings for the acquisitions of Reassure Group plc,  Standard Life Aberdeen’s life insurance business and the AXA and Abbey Life portfolios.
  • Advising Permira on various leveraged financing transactions, including the refinancing of the debt facilities of P&I, the German software solutions business.
  • Advising iCON Infrastructure on the debt financing for its acquisitions of Fortum fjernvarme, one of the largest district heating and cooling providers in Norway and Service Terminal Rotterdam, the owner and operator of a bunker fuel terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.
  • Advising Vivo Energy PLC on the financing supporting its IPO.
  • Advising Jimmy Choo PLC on the financing supporting its IPO.
  • Advising Dixons Carphone PLC on its corporate finance arrangements relating to its merger.