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 matters.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the Firm, Nick handled the following matters:

  • Advised Hellman & Friedman and GIC with respect to the financing arrangements for their acquisition of Allfunds Bank S.A. with a deal value of approximately EUR 1.8 billion.
  • Advised Hellman & Friedman with respect to the refinancing and subsequent disposal of SSP Holdings Limited.
  • Advised Charlesbank Capital Partners with respect to the financing of its acquisition of Six Degrees Limited.
  • 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 TPG Capital with to 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 in its development financing of a major UK residential property development.
  • Advised a major US Opportunity fund on its financing for the acquisition of a major shopping centre in Europe.
  • Advised European Capital as unitranche lender in connection with the acquisition of Vanguard Healthcare.

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2007)