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About Caroline Platt

Caroline is a senior associate in the restructuring and insolvency team based in London.

Caroline has experience acting for lenders, borrowers, administrators, receivers and other key parties on domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency transactions. Her recent experience includes acting for ED&F Man on its cross-border refinancing and Bulb Energy on sale options and contingency planning, culminating in the UK's first energy supply company administration. 

During her time at Freshfields, Caroline has been seconded to Goldman Sachs for six months.

Recent work

Advising ED&F Man, the global agricultural commodities group, on its $US 1.5bn cross-border refinancing, implemented by a UK restructuring plan

Advising Bulb Energy on options for its sale and contingency planning, culminating in its entry into the UK’s first energy supply company administration and advising the joint administrators of the parent company, including on options to sell Simple’s assets potentially as part of a wider sale of the Bulb business

Advising Debenhams on its “light touch” administration, as well as its previous pre-pack administration and company voluntary arrangements

Advising BMI Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in the UK, on its recapitalisation and the transfer of ownership to its major landlord

Advising House of Fraser on its leasehold, leveraged loan and bond restructuring by way of company voluntary arrangements and schemes of arrangement and its subsequent entry into administration leading to a pre-packaged sale of the business

Advising the trustees of the Interserve pension scheme on the restructuring of the group's financial debt

Advising the official receiver as liquidator and PwC as Special Managers of the Carillion Group on the liquidation of the Carillion business

Publications

  • (2018) International Corporate Rescue 15(6) 314 Estimating Outcomes: Lessons from the House of Fraser Scheme of Arrangement