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About Peter Mason

Pete is a senior associate specialising in leveraged finance.

His practice covers a wide variety of finance transactions including leveraged, investment grade and real estate financings, refinancings and restructurings with clients that include sponsors, corporates, banks and other non-bank financial institutions and alternative capital providers.

He has particular experience in acquisition finance using European and New York-style term loan B, bank/bond and direct lending/unitranche financing structures.

During his time at Freshfields, Pete has spent periods on secondment to a major global bank and to the firm's Frankfurt office.


Recent work

  • Advising a consortium including FountainVest Partners and Anta Sports on the financing of its take-private acquisition of a Finnish-listed consumer goods company.
  • Advising Warbug Pincus on the financing to support its acquisition of a regulated consumer credit business in Israel.
  • Advising CVC on the first and second lien financing of its acquisition of TMF Group.
  • Adviding Oxea group on the refinancing of its New York law Term Loan B financing.
  • Advising Warburg Pincus on the Term Loan B financing of its acquisition of a substantial minority interest in the Avaloq Group.
  • Advising Bridgepoint on the financing of its acquisition of the Sapec Agro and the subsequent refinancing of that acquisition debt.


  • Solicitor, England and Wales.
  • St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (MA).
  • Queen's University at Kingston, Canada (BSc (Hons)).