Chris Medley

Leveraged and Finance Partner, London

"I advise bank and fund clients on their most complex financing transactions, distilling extensive knowledge of the latest market position and product developments into commercial and pragmatic advice."


Professional experience

Education and qualifications


Chris advises bank and fund clients on cross-border debt financings, refinancings and restructurings. He has a particular focus on sponsor-backed leveraged acquisition finance and routinely works on the largest and most complex sponsor-backed financing structures in the European leverage finance market, including term loan B financings, bank and bond structures, unitranche financings and post-IPO financings.

Chris was previously seconded to the leveraged finance and high-yield teams of JP Morgan and Citibank, which gives him a deep understanding of the internal workings of origination, credit and execution teams, allowing him to provide practical and tailored advice to bank, fund and sponsor clients. He also spent two years on secondment to the firm’s Madrid office and speaks Spanish.

Work highlights

Recent examples of Chris’s transactions include advising the finance parties on the following sponsor-backed transactions:

Apax: Unilabs; Safetykleen

Blackstone: Cirsa Gaming; Paysafe

CVC: Cortefiel; UAX; Genetic Group; Multiversity

KKR: MasMovil Ibercom; Exact Holdings; Webhelp; Genesis Care

PAI: Refresco, Royal Wessanen; Apleona;

TDR: Stonegate Group


Professional experience

Chris regularly delivers training for the Loan Market Association (LMA) on a variety of topics relating to leveraged finance, most recently on the developments which have transformed documentation in the European leveraged finance market in recent years as a result of the convergence between loan and high-yield bond products.

Education and qualifications

Chris studied law at the University of Bristol.


He speaks English and Spanish.