Malcolm Hitching


  • LPC, College of Law, London, 1996
  • CPE, College of Law, London, 1995
  • MA, University of Edinburgh, 1994


  • England and Wales, 1998
  • Chambers Global (2018)
  • IFLR1000 (2018-2019)

Malcolm Hitching


Malcolm is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s finance group in London. He is a debt finance expert specialising in private equity financings, fund finance, leveraged and corporate financings, restructurings and event-driven finance.

Malcolm has considerable experience acting for sponsors, lenders, borrowers and financial advisers, and over the past 20+ years he has been involved in over 200 transactions across a wide range of industry sectors and geographies.



Recent transactions include advising:

  • Silverfleet Capital on the financing aspects of its acquisition of CARE Fertility, a leading UK fertility group
  • Epiris in relation to the acquisition of Diamorph, a supplier of advanced material solutions for demanding and safety-critical applications
  • GHO Capital in relation to its acquisition of Validant, a quality compliance and regulatory affairs consulting firm
  • Epiris in relation to the acquisition of Bonhams, one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers of fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery
  • Fortress Investment Corporation in relation to certain investments in the professional services sector
  • Epiris on the acquisition of The Club Company, the UK’s leading country club operator
  • 3i in relation to the financing of its investment in Audley Travel Group
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust in relation to certain fund financings
  • A number of private equity sponsors and associated individuals in relation to the proposed acquisition of certain English Premier League soccer clubs
  • Therium Capital Management in relation to certain investments in the legal services sector
  • A South African investor on the acquisition and financing of One Bartholomew Lane in the City of London
  • Duke Street Capital in relation to the LBO of Great Rail Journeys
  • Bridgepoint in relation to the leveraged financing of BigHand Group
  • TPG in relation to the leveraged financing and refinancing of Poundworld
  • Oak Hill in relation to the leveraged financing of Pulsant Group
  • Northgate plc in relation to various of its financing and refinancing requirements
  • CVC Capital in relation to certain subscription line facilities
  • Intermediate Capital Group on its leveraged PIK financing of the US$5.3 billion consortium buyout of Visma, Europe’s largest ever software buyout
  • Oaktree in relation to a subscription line facility for a European Real Estate Fund
  • Silverfleet Capital in relation to the LBO of Riviera Travel
  • Fortress Investment Group in relation to its leveraged investments in Attica Group and Blue Star Ferries
  • Nordic Capital in relation to subscription facilities for Fund VIII and Fund IX
  • Intermediate Capital Group in relation to the debt aspects of the LBO of Blackrock PM
  • Oakley Capital on the acquisition of TechInsights, a technology patent analysis business
  • A range of private equity sponsors and lenders on the financing for leveraged buyouts including Allflex, Phones 4u, CPL Group, Enterprise Inns, Honsel, Lowell Group, Meadow Foods, Mill House Inns, UK Provincial and Ward Homes
  • A range of private equity sponsors and lenders on the financing for leveraged infrastructure transactions including Kelda, National Air Traffic Services (NATS), Southern Water, TXU and Virgin Trains
  • Yell Group on its leveraged financings, refinancings and its innovative US$7.4 billion debt restructuring



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