Alexander (Alex) Robb

Partner

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  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Auckland, 2005
  • Bachelor of Laws, Honours, University of Auckland, 2005

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2016
  • New Zealand, Barrister and Solicitor, 2006

Court Admissions

  • High Court of New Zealand

Alexander (Alex) Robb

Partner

Alexander Robb joined the finance group of Ropes & Gray’s London office in 2013. He was previously a senior associate in the London office of a Magic Circle law firm.

Alex has broad experience in both domestic and international acquisition financing, general corporate financing, asset-based lending and restructuring matters. He has acted for numerous of investment and commercial banks, private credit funds, private equity sponsors and publicly listed companies. In 2009, Alex spent 9 months in the private equity division of a leading global investment bank.

Experience

  • Acting for Intermediate Capital Group on its:
    • on the financing, by way of PIK loan, in connection with the acquisition of certain stakes in Visma as part of a US$5.3 billion consortium buyout, Europe’s largest ever software buyout
    • investment in Blackrock Programme Management (Blackrock PM), a UK-headquartered professional services firm that provides construction consulting and expert witness services for large, international construction and engineering projects
  • Acting for Bain Capital on its purchase of a controlling stake in MKM, the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, from 3i and Lloyds Development Capital
  • Acting for Liberty Global plc in connection with its €3.95 billion equivalent dual currency loan financing package in relation to its takeover offer to acquire Dutch listed cable company Ziggo N.V. with approximate value of €10 billion
  • Acting for Liberty Global plc and its investment vehicle, jointly owned with Discovery Communications, Inc., in connection with £420 million of first and second lien facilities for the acquisition of All3Media Holdings Limited
  • Acting for Liberty Global plc in connection with UPC Broadband Holding B.V.’s offer to exchange EUR 1.475bn of its loans for loans to a special purpose vehicle 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 the financing arrangements for its £3.5 billion acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications plc.
  • Acting for Liberty Global plc in connection with a EUR 80m super senior revolving credit facility and EUR 420 million senior revolving facility for Unitymedia
  • Acting for Liberty Global plc in connection with numerous term loan refinancings in an aggregate equivalent amount in excess of £15,000,000,000 for Telenet, UPC, Unitymedia, Virgin Media and Ziggo
  • Acting for Altice VII S.à r.L. on a US$1.034 billion covenant lite term loan, a €250 million bond issuance and €125 million in other bank financing in relation to the acquisition of Groupe Outremer Telecom S.A.
  • Acting for Altice VII S.à r.L. on a US$425 million holdco PIK facility in connection with its acquisition of Tricom S.A. and Global Interlink Ltd
  • Acting for Brighthouse Group plc in connection with a £25 million super senior revolving credit facility to support its offering of £220 million 7 7/8 % senior secured notes due 2018
  • Acting for Hellman & Friedman in connection with the refinancing and dividend recapitalization of a portfolio company by way of unitranche facility
  • Acting for Welsh Carson in connection with a £175,000,000 unitranche facility and £20,000,000 revolving credit facility in connection with a bid
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs in connection with a funded EUR 200 million senior bridge facility agreement and acting for Nordea Bank in connection with a NOK 500 million bilateral facility, in each case, for Nordic Capital’s portfolio company, Lindorff

Notable transactions in which Alex has been involved prior to joining the firm include:

  • Acting for the restructuring committee of a holding company of Bulgarian Telecommunications in connection with its scheme of arrangement in relation to €1.6billion of facilities
  • Acting for a major private equity fund in connection with its SEK5 billion financing package in relation to the proposed acquisition of a Nordic target
  • Acting for the cross-over creditors in connection with the restructuring of the Primacom Group by way of share pledge enforcement in 2010 and by way of scheme of arrangement in 2012
  • Acting for Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in connection with its acquisition of MAp’s joint venture interests in Brussels and Copenhagen airports and also the refinancing of Bristol Airport
  • Acting for Marston’s plc in connection with certain forward start facilities and refinancings
  • Acting for Howden Joinery Group plc in connection with the amendment and extension of its asset backed credit facilities
  • Acting for a fund in relation to a US$350 million margin loan from an investment bank secured against privately held shares

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