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Robert Burt

Banking Partner, London

“I advise on large, complex banking transactions, with specialist expertise in acting for  arrangers on leveraged acquisitions. I offer commercial, comprehensive advice to ensure that deals are completed swiftly and expertly.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Robert has particular experience in leveraged and acquisition finance, acting principally for banks on sponsor-backed acquisition finance. He also has a strong background advising lenders and borrowers in general banking matters, including investment grade lending and restructuring.

Robert has worked on a large number of the evolving covenant-lite structures and regularly advises on loan-bond transactions.

In the early 2000s, Robert spent three years in the firm’s Milan office. 

Work highlights

Robert has led, or been a key adviser on a number of the market’s most significant deals. Highlights include advising:

  • The arrangers on Partners Group’s acquisition of Schleich
  • The arrangers on EQT’s acquisition of Nestlé Skin Health
  • The arrangers on PAI’s acquisition of Royal Wessanen
  • The unitranche lender on Triton’s acquisition of Sunweb
  • The arrangers on Permira’s refinancing of Tilney
  • The PIK lenders on EQT Infrastructure’s acquisition of Saur
  • The unitranche lender on Permira’s acquisition of Hana
  • The arrangers on Hg Capital’s acquisition of IRIS Software
  • The arrangers on Apax’s acquisition of Matches Fashion
  • The arrangers on Blackstone and CVC’s acquisition of Paysafe and its subsequent incremental facility

Professional experience

Robert participates in the Loan Market Association (LMA) documentary committee meetings.

Education and qualifications

Robert studied history at University College, London.

He speaks English and Italian.