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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 Onex’s acquisition of Parkdean
  • the arrangers on Bain’s acquisition of Wittur, (Bain’s first covenant-lite deal in Europe) and its subsequent incremental facilities
  • the arrangers on CVC’s acquisition of Sisal, combining a super senior revolving credit facility with a high yield bond
  • the company and the sponsor on the c.€1bn refinancing of Diaverum
  • the creditors on the US$3.8bn restructuring of Vivarte
  • the company on the amend and extend (by way of scheme of arrangement) of Global Garden Products, and subsequent working capital facilities
  • Alcentra as unitranche lender backing CapVest Partners’ acquisition of IBA Molecular

 

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.