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Alexander Mitchell


Corporate and acquisition financing | Infrastructure | Leveraged finance | Private capital | Restructuring and capital solutions |

Alex is one of the most respected lawyers in the leveraged finance market. He is very smart, very creative and collaborative.

Chambers UK 2024

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About Alexander Mitchell

Alex is a banking partner based in London and is global co-head of our leveraged finance business. 

Alex specialises in event driven and other loan transactions, including acquisition and infrastructure financings, IPO facilities and restructurings. He has a particular focus acting for global private equity houses on leveraged buy-outs and refinancings, where his clients include CVC, H&F and Permira.  He advises infrastructure investment funds including iCON Infrastructure and Macquarie as well as a number of listed corporates including ABB, Synsam and Dr Martens.             

Recent work

  • Advising CVC on numerous leveraged acquisition financing and refinancing transactions, including for ekaterra, the global tea business acquired from Unilever; Stark Group the Northern European building materials distributor; TMF, the global provider of compliance and administrative services; Douglas, the European specialist beauty retailer; LaLiga; Medivet, the UK veterinary care provider; and twoday, Visma’s digital consulting business.
  • Advising Hellman & Friedman on the leveraged financing for its acquisition of Autoscout24, the leading European digital car marketplace; and of TeamSystem, the Italian software business.
  • Advising Permira on numerous leveraged financing transactions, including for P&I, the German software solutions business; Althea, the healthcare technology services business; and Evelyn Partners (previously Tilney Group), the UK wealth management business.
  • Advising on numerous public to private financing transactions, including CVC on the take-privates of Ahlsell (Nasdaq Stockholm) and of Stock Spirits (LSE), and a FountainVest and ANTA Sports led consortium on the take-private of Amer Sports (Nasdaq Helsinki).
  • Advising on various IPO facilities, including for Synsam, Jimmy Choo and Dr Martens.
  • Advising various infrastructure funds on the financing of their investments, including iCON Infrastructure and Macquarie.
  • Advising the ABB group for 20 years on its loan and treasury activities, including its $2bn syndicated revolving credit facility and its $4bn syndicated bridge facility supporting its acquisition of Thomas & Betts Corporation.


Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, UK (law, first class honours).

Solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales.