Christopher Wall - DAC Beachcroft

Christopher Wall's Expertise

 

Christopher Wall

Chris is an English and Hong Kong qualified banking and debt finance lawyer and leads our banking and debt finance team. He specialises in advising bank, credit fund and other non-bank lenders, borrowers, financial investors and other stakeholders on complex financing and refinancing transactions.

Chris's experience includes:

Borrower / Sponsor side

  • Advising a care group on a bridge refinancing and development financing of a retirement living development project
  • Advising the board of directors of an FCA regulated UK insurance intermediary on the terms of its financial restructuring
  • Advising a lifetime mortgage provider on the debt aspects of its financing of a portfolio of lifetime mortgages
  • Advising a listed online gaming company on various transactions including a consent solicitation in respect of its existing NY law governed first lien credit facility (and subsequent second lien add-on) and the group’s subsequent refinancing by way of a European term loan B and revolving credit facility*
  • Advising a financial investor on a unitranche financing of the acquisition and buy and build strategy for a German healthcare business*
  • Advising a health care investor on a unitranche financing of its acquisition of a portfolio of drugs from a major Pharma group*
  • Advising a container / logistics business on a preferred equity issuance in connection with its stressed refinancing*
  • Advising a financial investor on the amendment and sale of preferred equity in one of its existing portfolio investments*
  • Advising a project company on dividend recapitalisation of a Kazakhstani project financing*
  • Advising a consortium of financial sponsors on the intercreditor aspects of a PIK note issuance by the holding company of a continental European bank and payment services provider*
  • Advising a French financial investor on a leveraged financing of its acquisition of a German medical business*
  • Advising two UK financial investors on the refinancing of their respective holiday park businesses as part of the merger creating a leading UK holiday parks business*
  • Advising a Swedish financial investor on the financing elements of its disposal of international medical supplies business*
  • Advising a Swiss investment bank as borrower on a treasury financing transaction involving a foreign broker dealer subsidiary*
  • Advising several lenders on subscription / capital call credit facilities to investment funds*

 Lender side

  • Advising a credit fund on a junior financing in the premium consumer electronics sector*
  • Advising a credit fund on a junior financing in the online travel sector*
  • Advising a US credit fund on a restructuring of a Southern European TMT business*
  • Advising a US credit fund on the unitranche financing of an aborted take private of a CEE listed industrials business*
  • Advising the lead arrangers on the leveraged financing of the acquisition of a Southern European agriculture business by a UK financial investor*
  • Advising a US parent of a holiday accommodation business on its ongoing provision of guarantees in the connection with a disposal of a business division*
  • Advising the mandated lead arrangers on the leveraged financing (and subsequent add-on acquisition financings and repricings) of the acquisition of a French pharmaceuticals business by a European financial investor*
  • Advising a German and Dutch bank on the super senior RCF provided in connection with the unitranche financing of the acquisition of a Dutch holiday parks business*
  • Advising a German investment bank on its financing commitment in relation to the acquisition of a French furniture retailer by a US credit fund*
  • Advising a Swiss investment bank on the restructuring of a margin loan secured on Hong Kong listed bonds*
  • Advising German bank on an aborted financing of a Romanian insurer*
  • Advising a French bank on a treasury financing transaction involving a Turkish bank*
  • Advising several lenders on subscription / capital call credit facilities to investment funds*

*Completed whilst at previous firms

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