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 fund finance, leveraged and corporate financings, restructurings and event-driven finance. 

Malcolm has considerable experience acting for sponsors, lenders, borrowers and financial advisers in relation to leveraged financings and LBOs, corporate financings, restructurings, auctions, public-to-private takeovers, infrastructure funding and bid financings.

Over the past 20 years he has been involved in over 200 transactions across a wide range of industry sectors and geographies.


  • Duke Street 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 proposed 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
  • A private equity sponsor on the leveraged financing of a pan-European IVF Network
  • Yell Group on its leveraged financings, refinancings and its innovative US$7.4 billion debt restructuring



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