Lidia Fesshazion

Associate

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  • LPC, BPP Law School, 2007
  • GDL, BPP Law School, 2006
  • MA, Cambridge University, 2004

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2012
  • Italian
  • Tigrinya

Lidia Fesshazion

Associate

Lidia Fesshazion joined the finance group of Ropes & Gray’s London office in 2012.

Lidia has represented sponsors, lenders, borrowers and other alternative capital providers, in relation to a broad range of domestic and international financing and banking transactions, including LBOs, syndicated financings, acquisition financings, leveraged financings and restructurings across a number of industry sectors.

Experience

  • Acting for Liberty Global plc in connection with UPC Broadband Holding B.V.’s offer to exchange €1.47 billion of its loans for loans to an SPV which are on-lent to a combined Dutch telecoms credit pool consisting of the UPC Nederland and Ziggo businesses 
  • Acting for Liberty Global plc in connection with a €80 million super senior revolving credit facility and €420 million senior revolving facility for Unitymedia
  • Acting for Bain Capital Europe, LLP, on a £240 million financing package in connection with its acquisition of CRH plc’s clay and concrete businesses 
  • Acting for Charlesbank Capital Partners on its acquisition of Six Degrees Group 
  • Acting for Barchester Healthcare in connection with the sale and lease back of a property portfolio and repayment of £900 million of bank debt secured on the portfolio 
  • Acting for Welsh Carson in connection with the refinancing of Aspen Healthcare and its subsequent sale 
  • Acting for European Capital on its leveraged buyout of Cordium, a provider of services to regulated firms 
  • Acting for Altice and Numericable Group in their jumbo $21.9 billion cross-border back and bond financing for the acquisition of French telecoms operator SFR
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group and TPG Special Situations Partners in connection with their joint acquisition of the Lundy Portfolio from Lloyds Banking Group
  • Acting for a syndicate led by Bain Capital Credit in connection with providing 170 million of mezzanine debt to support the acquisition by Hellman & Friedman of a majority stake in Wood Mackenzie, a leading UK energy and mining research provider
  • Acting for mezzanine lenders, including Partners Group, Highbridge, MV CreditJPMorgan Chase and a multinational private equity firm in the 1.82 billion acquisition of BSN Medical, a leading German medical supplies manufacturer, by Swedish private equity house EQT
  • Acting for JPMorgan Chase in the 305 million acquisition of the Aenova Group, a leading provider of development and manufacturing services of medicines and dietary supplements, by BC Partners Ltd.
  • Acting for Altice VII S.à r.L. on a $1.034 billion covenant lite term loan, a 250 million bond issuance and 125 million in other bank financing of the acquisition of Groupe Outremer Telecom S.A.

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