Greig Lamont

Associate

Lamont-Grieg
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, 2014; Dean’s Scholar Award; student attorney, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project
  • BA (Law), First Class, Balliol College, University of Oxford, 2011; Brackenbury Scholar; William Westerman Pathfinder Scholar

Qualifications

  • New York, 2015

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Greig Lamont

Associate

Greig Lamont joined Ropes & Gray in 2014. Greig works within the firm’s finance group, with a particular focus on leveraged financings and high yield debt offerings.

Greig has experience advising borrowers and issuers as well as underwriters, private credit funds and lenders in capital market and bank financing transactions and also acting for creditors and debtors in restructurings involving New York law debt instruments.

Greig is a graduate of Oxford University, where he was a Brackenbury Scholar and William Westerman Pathfinder Scholar, and Harvard Law School, where he was a Dean’s Scholar.

Experience

Acquisition Financing

  • Virgin Media and O2 on their £2.5 billion SPV-structure senior secured notes offering to finance the joint venture combination of the UK’s leading fixed internet company and the UK’s leading mobile business 
  • Liberty Latin America on its US$1 billion SPV-structure term loan B acquisition financing of AT&T’s operations in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and related US$125 million group revolving credit facility
  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and the other initial purchasers on the €3 billion (equivalent) offering of fixed- and floating-rate multi-currency high yield notes by Intrum Justitia AB to finance its merger with Lindorff, creating the leading credit management provider in Europe with operations in 23 countries
  • Liberty Global on the financing aspects of its €18.4 billion sale of Unitymedia, a leading German telecoms provider, to Vodafone
  • Altice on its US$8.6 billion term loan and senior/senior secured high yield bond acquisition financing of a majority ownership interest in Cablevision Systems Corporation, a U.S. cable systems operator
  • Altice on its US$1.7 billion senior/senior guaranteed high yield bond offering and related acquisition financing of a majority ownership interest in Suddenlink, a U.S. cable systems operator
  • The initial purchasers in connection with Norway-based Lindorff’s €250 million and €230 million senior secured high yield bond offerings to finance various acquisitions in the debt collection industry
  • Altice on its €5.7 billion high yield bond acquisition financing of PT Portugal, a leading residential and corporate telecoms provider in Portugal, from Oi S.A.

High Yield Bond Issuances

  • Goldman Sachs and the other initial purchasers on the £475 million senior secured notes issuance by 2 Sisters Food Group, a leading European and UK-based ready-meal and chicken manufacturer
  • VTR, a leading Chilean telecoms operator, on its US$1.15 billion senior and senior secured notes offering as part of a whole-structure recapitalization and subsequent $410 million senior secured notes issuance
  • Cable & Wireless, a leading Caribbean and Latin America telecoms and entertainment provider, on its SPV-structure US$500 million senior secured notes offering and related proceeds loan financing
  • J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and the other initial purchasers in connection with the US$1.5 billion, US$750 million and US$1.85 billion high yield notes offerings by First Quantum Minerals Limited, an international mining and metals company with operations in Australia, Africa, South America and Europe, to finance capital projects in Panama and refinance existing indebtedness
  • The underwriters on Intrum Justitia AB’s €800 million senior notes issuance 
  • Altice Luxembourg, a holding company for Altice’s European telecoms operations, on its US$1.6 billion and €1.4 billion senior notes offering in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness
  • Virgin Media on multiple senior secured notes refinancing transactions, including its £675 million, US$825 million, £300 million and £400 million offerings
  • CSC Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation, in connection with the offering of US$1.31 billion senior guaranteed notes to refinance a portion of its existing term loan B facility
  • Numericable-SFR in relation to its US$5.1 billion senior notes offering and refinancing of existing debt, the largest ever single tranche of high yield notes 
  • Unitymedia on multiple high yield offerings, including its €700 million senior notes offering, €500 million senior secured notes offering and €420 million senior secured notes offerings and related refinancings 
  • A broadband and telephony provider with operations in seven European countries on its €635 million senior notes offering

Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facilities Financings

  • Altice USA on its US$2.56 billion revolving credit facility and US$1 billion term loan B credit agreement in connection with the refinancing of existing facilities
  • A Latin American telecoms company on its US$140 million (equivalent) multicurrency club term loan and revolving credit facilities in connection with the acquisition financing of a leading Costa Rican cable operator 
  • Cable & Wireless Communications on its US$2.135 billion revolving credit and term loan B facilities agreement
  • A Jamaican telecoms company in connection with its US$50 million (equivalent) club term loan credit agreement 
  • A Puerto Rico cable company in connection with a letter of credit facility to finance FCC network build-out awards applications

Alternative Capital, Convertible Bonds and Private Placements

  • Virgin Media on its £450 million receivables financing notes issuance and receivables payments structure, an add-on offering to its IFLR Europe 2017 High Yield Deal of the Year, and subsequent £300 million receivables financing notes issuance 
  • The financial and structuring advisor on a US$1 billion private placement of Regulation S mandatory convertible notes and the related prepaid variable forward transactions with respect to underlying Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. shares
  • The underwriters on Radius Health, Inc.’s $300 million issuance of registered convertible bonds to fund commercial launch of osteoporosis medicines and phase 1 studies in breast cancer treatments
  • The underwriters on Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.’s $172.5 million Rule 144A convertible bond offering to support the commercial launch of a nuclear export cancer treatment drug
  • EQT Credit, MV Credit and Apax Partners as noteholders in connection with the private placement and exchange of €125 million of PIK holdco toggle notes issued by Unilabs, a laboratory and radiology services provider and Nordic Capital portfolio company
  • A Latin American telecoms company on its US$90 million Regulation S private placement to fund general working capital needs

Restructuring and Workout Financings

  • Steering committee of noteholders on the restructuring of the Mongolian Mining Corporation’s US$760 million offshore liabilities and issuance of new senior guaranteed notes and perpetual securities
  • Kaisa Group, a Hong Kong-listed real estate company operating in China, on the restructuring of its offshore liabilities and related issuance of US$2.77 billion high yield notes, US$259 million mandatory convertible bonds and contingent value rights
  • Committee of noteholders in the proposed restructuring of US$500 million of senior notes issued by subsidiaries of Rolta India Limited, an Indian-based IT solutions company
  • Ad hoc group of senior secured noteholders in the Chapter 11 restructuring of $1.1 billion of secured liabilities of Global A&T Electronics Ltd., a semiconductor assembly and test operator

Liability Management Transactions

  • Virgin Media on its £521 million exchange offer for outstanding senior secured notes and covenant strip of existing notes
  • Suddenlink on the consent solicitation with respect to its legacy senior notes in connection with its acquisition by Altice

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Ropes & Gray International LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Delaware, United States of America and is a recognised body regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (with registered number 521000).
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, 2014; Dean’s Scholar Award; student attorney, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project
  • BA (Law), First Class, Balliol College, University of Oxford, 2011; Brackenbury Scholar; William Westerman Pathfinder Scholar

Qualifications

  • New York, 2015
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