Connor's areas of practice include acquisition finance and general corporate banking. He acts on behalf of lenders and borrowers, corporates and private equity houses, advising on both bilateral and club lending transactions, for private equity backed acquisitions and management buy-outs.
Connor has spent time on secondment at Investec Bank plc’s leveraged finance desk.
Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Connor worked at a leading Scottish law firm.
Representative Legal Matters
Advised the initial purchasers, solicitation agents and lenders in connection with the implementation of a new global funding structure for Encore Capital Group, Inc.
Advised Six Degrees Group (backed by Charlesbank Capital Partners) on certain term loan and revolving credit facilities made available by Ares Management Limited and Clydesdale Bank plc.
Advised H.I.G. Capital and its portfolio company, Vernacare, on the financing for the acquisition of Frontier Medical Group’s infection prevention businesses.
Advised Bridgepoint Credit and Investec Bank plc on the refinancing of the Enhesa Group.
Advised DNB Bank ASA, HSBC Bank plc and Bank of Scotland plc on multiple financings of the EnerMech Group, a portfolio company of Lime Rock Partners as well as Lime Rock's ultimate sale of the EnerMech Group to The Carlyle Group.
Advised Centurion Group (backed by SCF Partners) on a multicurrency term loan and revolving credit facilities agreement entered into in connection with the reorganisation of several portfolio companies across multiple jurisdictions.
Advised BP INV3 Midco Ltd (backed by Buckthorn Partners LLP) in relation to its entry into a unitranche and super senior revolving credit facilities agreement as part of the debt-equity acquisition of TWMA Group.
Advised the Ashtead Group on its acquisition of the business and assets of certain subsidiaries of Forum Energy Technology Inc.
Advised Investec Bank plc on certain acquisition facilities made available to Brain Labs Group (backed by Livingbridge LLP)
Advised PureCircle Group on certain bridge financing facilities ahead of its public to private acquisition by Ingredion Inc.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of Scotland
- Scotland (Solicitor) (2016)
- University of Glasgow (Diploma in Professional Legal Practice) (2013)
- University of Aberdeen (Bachelor of Laws (LLB)) (2012)