Nick OGrady

Nick O'Grady

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Nick is a partner in the banking and finance team of Baker McKenzie. Nick is based in London and his experience includes a secondment to the Blackstone Group and to the Hong Kong office of his previous firm.

Practice Focus

Nick's practice focuses on cross-border leveraged and acquisition financing, real estate finance and distressed debt investing. Nick regularly advises private equity funds, debt funds, banks and corporates on a range of financing products and structures in particular, European TLB, Bank/Bond financings, Unitranche, Holdco PIK, Real Estate Senior/Mezzanine and special situations.

Representative Legal Matters

Nick has handled the following matters for Baker McKenzie and a previous firm:

  • Advised Charlesbank Capital Partners with respect to the financing of its acquisition of Six Degrees Limited.
  • Advised Impala Platinum Holdings Limited with respect to the financing of its acquisition of North American Palladium.
  • Advised Platinum Equity with respect to the financing of its acquisition of Pitney Bowes’ mail delivery business.
  • Advised the Olayan Group in relation to the possible GBP 2.9 billion offer for Intu Properties Plc by a consortium comprising the Olayan Group, the Peel Group and Brookfield.
  • Advised Hellman & Friedman and GIC with respect to the financing arrangements for their acquisition of Allfunds Bank S.A.
  • Advised Kohlberg & Co LLC with respect to the financing of its acquisition of Marker Völkl (International) GmbH.
  • Advised TPG Capital with respect to the refinancing of Poundworld Retail Limited.
  • Advised Hellman & Friedman with respect to the refinancing and subsequent disposal of SSP Holdings Limited.
  • Advised TPG Capital with the financing of its acquisition of a stake in Nox Group.
  • Advised HIG with respect to the refinancing of Cabonline, the Scandinavian taxi business.
  • Advised a major US opportunity fund on its financing for the acquisition of a major shopping center in Europe.
  • Advised Anchorage Capital in connection with the acquisition of New Century Care Group.
  • Advised the lenders in connection with the financing of IK Partner’s acquisition of Violit Finco AS.
  • Advised the lenders to Cabot Financial Limited in connection with its bank and bond financing.
  • Advising Liberty Global plc in connection with the bank and bond financing for its $23.3 billion acquisition of Virgin Media.

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2007)