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Davide Mencacci

Global Head of Banking, Hong Kong

“I advise on leveraged buyouts, real estate finance transactions, other event driven financings as well as structured finance and restructurings in the Asian and European Markets.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education

Overview

Davide is the Global Head of Banking based in Hong Kong and has over 19 years of experience advising on complex financings across Asia and Europe, acting for both finance providers and borrowers. He has acted on some of the most high profile leveraged finance transactions in Italy and more recently across Asia and was actively involved in restructuring a number of the sponsor backed leveraged buyouts in the Italian market. Davide has acted for lenders and borrowers on a number of real estate portfolio acquisitions and has advised both lenders and borrowers on a number of non-performing loan portfolio financings across Asia.

Work highlights
  • The lenders in respect of Bain Capital’s 18bn acquisition of Toshiba Memory
  • The lenders in respect of Platinum Equity’s acquisition of two Asian plastic related-business (including a bridge to bond and a super senior RCF)
  • The lenders in respect of KKR’s bid for 12 shopping centres from Hong Kong’s Link Reit
  • A leading financial sponsor on financings for the acquisition of three separate portfolios of non-performing loans
  • A leading financial firm as sole global coordinator and mandated lead arranger of High Yield Bonds for Health and Happiness including relating loan financings
  • The lenders in respect of Permira’s acquisition of Grobest
  • Clessidra on its financing for the acquisition of Scrigno
  • The lenders in respect of Permira’s acquisition of Corin

Professional experience

2015 to date   Partner, Linklaters, Hong Kong
2007 - 2015   Partner, Linklaters, Milan
2005 - 2007   Partner, Allen & Overy, Milan
2001 - 2005   Senior Associate, Allen & Overy, Milan
1998 - 2001   Associate, Paisner & Co, London
1996 - 1998   Trainee, Paisner & Co, London 

Education

1994 University College London, LLB (Honours)

Davide speaks English, Italian and French